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South Korea consults on a draft amendment of Designation of Substances Subject to Intensive Control

2022-02-08

South Korea K-REACH

The Ministry of Environment (MoE) in South Korea is consulting on a draft amendment of Designation of Substances Subject to Intensive Control under Enforcement Decree of the Act on Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH), which was published on Jan. 28th, 2022.


The draft amendment mainly proposes revisions including:

  • Designating 54 types of substances (162 in detailed list) that have been confirmed harmful in the criteria of endocrine system disorders, persistence/bioaccumulation/toxicity, and high persistence/ high bioaccumulation by foreign governments or international organizations
  • Deleting 4 types of substances that are Prohibited Substance
  • Combining current Appendix 1 and Appendix 2, and grouping substances with similar or identical structures or functional group with specific list under the group

 

If you have any opinion on this amendment, please write your opinion and submit to the MoE by post.

The deadline of this consultation is Feb 17th, 2022.

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