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Latest CHCS Newsletter: October 2019
Annex II Amendment Regulation On The Requirements For Safety Data Sheets
A draft regulation updating Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) on the requirements for safety data sheets (SDS) was submitted for consultation in Europe on 12 September. This article looks at the proposed changes.
EU Commission To Update The REACH Annexes To Include Data Requirements For Endocrine Disruptors
The European Commission (Commission) is proposing to update the REACH Annexes to include data requirements on endocrine disruption, as part of the European Commission framework: ‘Towards a comprehensive European Union framework on endocrine disruptors’ (November 2018). The article examines the process of updating the Annexes.
A Consortium Of NGOs Submit Comments On Polymer Registration To CARACAL
A consortium of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have issued a joint statement on the REACH registration of polymers to CARACAL, the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP. This article provides a background to polymers and reports on the contents of the NGOs statement.
REACH Evaluation Joint Action Plan
In September, the Commission published news that the REACH Committee have agreed a proposal to increase compliance checks on registration dossiers from the current target of 5% to 20%. The Commission intend to proceed with this objective by year end, following a scrutiny period of the European Parliament and the Council.
Special News Report: "Titanium Dioxide - Stakeholders Demand An Impact Assessment"
Towards the end of August, CHCS reported that the European Commission (COM) had ratified the draft 14th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation. The Commission concluded that the comments received from stakeholders did not justify amending the draft ATP on the classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2), as no new information of any significance had been presented to challenge the scientific Opinion of ECHA’s Risk Assessment Committee (RAC).
However, the decision has triggered another coordinated and impressive effort by industry stakeholders to intervene in the decision-making process. A letter urging the COM to undertake an impact assessment “before deciding on the proposed classification of TiO2 to bring full clarity” was sent to the deputy Secretary-General mid-September. It was endorsed by almost 300 manufacturers and trade associations, adding their stamp to the petition, by inclusion of their company logos.
This Special Report provides an in-depth look at this issue.
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