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Latest CHCS Newsletter: March 2021
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Our March 2021 edition contains several important articles, as introduced below:
Message From The Chair
CHCS Chair, Gill Pagliuca introduces a Newsletter detailing
some of the many recent regulatory changes, and forthcoming CHCS activities.
UK REACH: New Substance Registration
There are no provisions for pre-registration under UK REACH
and pre-registrations previously submitted to ECHA are no longer valid in GB.
Deadline Expired To Maintain An Existing Authorisation
Under EU REACH
The transitional arrangements put in place by the UK
Government to maintain an existing authorisation granted under EU REACH have
GB Candidate List Substances of Very High Concern for
Authorisation of Use
The existing EU Authorisation list (Annex XIV) has been
retained under UK REACH, though entries 44 to 54 are subject to amended ‘latest
application dates’ (LADs) of 18 months following the end of the transition
UK Arrangements For Poison Centre Notification
The European Union (EU) Classification, Labelling and
Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Regulation was replaced in
Great Britain (GB) by the GB CLP Regulation.
Contact Details On GB CLP Labels
According to the GB CLP Regulation, if a substance or a
mixture requires a CLP label, the label must bear the name, address and contact
details of the GB-based supplier, i.e., the GB-based manufacturer, importer,
downstream user or distributor (or NI supplier directly placing goods on the GB
HSE eBulletin EU harmonised Classification &
HSE has issued a couple of GB CLP ebulletins to inform
subscribers of active public consultations on EU harmonised classification and
labelling proposals (CLH).
CLP Annex VIII Update
The Annex VIII Guidance has recently been updated to version
The Chemical Universe (Of Registered Substances)
ECHA has created a mapping tool of all registered
substances, which they have termed the chemical universe.
The EU Chemicals Legislation Finder
The EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF) has now been
extended with the inclusion of 16 additional pieces of European Union chemical
The EU Chemicals Strategy For Sustainability
The European Commission chemicals strategy for
sustainability published late 2020 is part of the European commitment of the
European Green Deal.
ECHA Study Report: Restricting Hazardous Chemicals
Restrictions (from use) under the REACH Regulation can limit
the manufacturing and use of chemicals or exclude them being placed on the EU
Explosive Precursors Regulation
The Explosive Precursors Regulation has been updated and
Safe Work Australia, Hazardous Chemical Information
Safe Work Australia has announced that more than 1,200
chemicals have been added or updated on the Hazardous Chemical Information
Can You Help CHCS?
CHCS has a number of vacancies on their Committees and on the Council and are looking for volunteers to fill them.
Training Courses & Workshops
Registration is now open for our training courses, published
up to June 2021. This article lists all currently available courses.
News From Our Partners
News from the British Association of Dangerous Goods
Professionals (BADGP) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, based
in the USA.
Want to find out more?
Want to suggest articles for future editions of the Newsletter? Please contact the CHCS Office (email@example.com). We look forward to hearing from you.