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Latest CHCS Newsletter: December 2020
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Our December 2020 edition contains several important articles, as introduced below:
Christmas Message From The Chair
CHCS Chair Gill Pagliuca summarises a busy year and wishes all members a very happy Christmas and the very best for 2021
Legal Entities And ECHA IT Accounts
To carry out required functions to achieve compliance with the REACH and CLP Regulations, it is necessary to create an ECHA Account. Post-Brexit, certain activities undertaken by GB-based companies using REACH-IT, including REACH registrations, pre-registrations and CLP notifications will no longer be valid once the transition period comes to an end.
ECHA’s Enforcement Forum Pilot Project Examining Compliance With PCN
ECHA’s Enforcement Forum (Forum) has decided on a 2022 pilot project to focus on compliance with Annex VIII of CLP, so called Poison Centre Notification.
SCIP Database Update
The first ‘live’ version of the SCIP database was released in late October this year. This operating version incorporates some changes from the prototype released in February, following input from stakeholders and a dedicated IT user group comprising 60 members. We review its features.
ECHA 2020 SVHC Roadmap ‘Success’
ECHA is claiming to have successfully achieved the outcomes set out in the SVHC Roadmap 2020, delivering “achievements beyond expectations”, including the main objective to have all known substances of very high concern (SVHC) included in the Candidate List.
Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP)
58 substances are planned for evaluation by EU Member States under the 2021-2023 CoRAP. Just eight are planned for evaluation in 2021, with the remaining 50 scheduled for evaluation in 2022 and 2023.
The Classification & Labelling (C&L) Inventory
The Commission services along with ECHA intend to re-design the CLP inventory, following publication of a legislation fitness check questioning its value as a hazard communication tool. One of the issues identified is the frequency of multiple hazard classifications for the same substance.
EUCLEF Database, The European Union Chemical Legislation Finder
Some useful information has been made available concerning the use of the database. We take a look.
Transport Regulation Updates
The modal regulations have been updated within the normal cycles i.e. biennial updates to road, rail, sea and inland waterway, along with the annual update to the IATA Regulations for air transport.
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
The British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) is running a "Brexit" webinar in January 2021 - CHCS members can register free-of-charge.
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