Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances
The European Union directive for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH) took effect on June 1, 2007. The European Parliament has called REACH "... one of the most complex texts in the history of the EU." Industry's deadlines for submitting information extend over 11 years; however, near-term efforts are needed to apply the internal resources and information exchange necessary to effectively meet the requirements. AEM provides links to regulations, articles and other documents of interest related to REACH.
Brussels Advisor-SVHC Substances Requesting Authorization
In October 2008, ECHA released a list of 15 substances that are in the Candidate list of SVHC substances requesting authorization. (Refer to Brussels Advisor letter dated 17 October 2008.) On 14 January 2009, ECHA recommended prioritizing seven out of those 15 substances. This ECHA recommendation is submitted to public consultation until 14 April 2009.
EU Issues Restrictions on PerFloroOctane Sulfonates and Borates
The 25 September 2008 Advisor Brussels information update outlilnes two European Union directives which ban or
restrict the use of certain chemical substances.
AEM July Brussels Advisor Provides Latest Information on REACH
If you import into Europe any substances, preparations or articles (as part of your equipment or separately) that are intentionally released, you may wish to pre-register those chemicals between June 1 and December 1, 2008 under Europe’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation. Registration after December 1 promises to be more complex.
Advisor Brussels-REACH in Brief (#2)
This Brussels Advisor Newsletter (#2) is a continuation of the February 2008 letter on REACH. It brings additional information on several points as well as new topics.
Advisor Brussels-REACH In Brief
An analysis of the Regulation (EC) N° 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) establishing a European Chemicals Agency, in order to: identify the impact of this Regulation on the AEM members exporting to the EU countries.
This is the first of a number of Advisor Brussels Newsletters on the topic of REACH.
"Blood" Wolframite? (Article on REACH & Conflict Minerals)
Diesel Progress published an article on REACH and Conflict Minerals researched and authored by Chad Elmore. This is reprinted by permission from the March 2013 edition of Diesel Progress Magazine.
REACH Guidelilnes-CEMA (Japan)
CEMA-(Japan's Construction Equipment Industry) has released a Guidelines document for the EU REACH regulation.
CEMA (Japan) REACH Guideline
This REACH Guideline was created by the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturer's Association (CEMA) to summarize procedures to be followed by construction equipment manufacturers outside of the EU, doing business in the EU and to facilitate the industry's smooth compliance with the REACH Regulation.
ASTM Declarable Substances Committee Publishes New REACH Standard
A new ASTM International Standard will provide the industry with a communication tool in order to comply with the European Union's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals, more commonly referred to as REACH. ASTM F2725, was developed by subcommittee F40.02 on Management Practices and Guides, part of ASTM Committee F40 on Declarable Substances in Materials.
NAM UPDATE ON EU REACH CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Are you effected by REACH and Is your product “REACH Compliant”?
“REACH” stands for Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals. It is a complicated and costly new chemicals management program that the European Union (EU) approved in 2007 and is beginning to implement on June 1, 2008.
American Chamber of Commerce in the European Union Position Paper
November 13, 2007 the American Chamber of Commerce in the European Union position paper on the REACH regulation, implementation and importer's issues.
8 Step Compliance Worksheet
Automotive Industry 8 Step Compliance Worksheet
Automotive Industry Guideline on REACH (Version 2)
In preparation for REACH, representatives of all the major vehicle manufacturers and the automotive supply chain formed a Task Force on REACH (TF-REACH). The TF recommends a common schedule and external communication strategy, which will harmonise the sector‘s response to REACH and avoid duplication and confusion. The TF’s approach and recommendations are outlined in this Automotive Industry Guideline on REACH.
Reach brochures are available in (23) languages.
In 1998, at an informal meeting of the Environment Ministers of EU, Member States Ministers expressed their concern about the lack of action on hazardous substances and highlighted the need for a new policy on chemicals. This was the beginning of what became known as REACH– a new regulation on chemicals which would shift from permissive and patchy, legislation to a more comprehensive system based on sound information and the precautionary principle. The regulation was intended to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the adverse effects of hazardous chemicals.
REACH Implementation Project-Appendices (December 2007)
Appendices to the final draft of the REACH implementation project.
REACH Implementation Project-Final Draft (December 2007)
The October 2007 version was discussed during a Stakeholder Expert Group (SEG) meeting 14-15 November 2007 and made available for written comments in a wide stakeholder consultation. Comments received during the meeting and written consultation were taken into account for the current (December 2007) update of the draft RIP 3.8 guidance.
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)
ECHA MEETS ITS STAKEHOLDERS
Today the European Chemicals Association (ECHA) welcomes its stakeholders to Helsinki to discuss the crucial work ahead in 2010.
The program is divided into three sessions, each followed by a Q&A session: classification and labelling, REACH enforcement and registration dossiers and compliance.
15 New Substances of Very High Concern to be Added to the Candidate List
ECHA´s Member State Committee identified today 15 new chemical substances for the Candidate list of substances of very high concern. The list will formally be updated in January 2010.
Korea REACH Program
Korea Ministry of Environment to Implement REACH Program by 2012
The Korea Ministry of Environment recently announced its new policy plans to improve the national chemical system, which would be implemented in steps by 2012.
1. Toxicity of Existing Chemicals-Implementation of Korea REACH
2. Improvement of Survey on Amounts in Circulation and Toxic Release Inventory
3. Improvement on Designation of Restricted Chemicals and Prohibited Chemicals
4. Expansion of Test Data Requirements for Toxicity Examination
Orgalimne Guides-Electronic Version
A website to download the electronic versions of the following Orgalime Guides free of charge:
WEEE & RoHS Scope Guide, January 2006
Orgalime RoHS Guide, March 2006, updated January 2007
Orgalime Practical Guide for downstream users, article producers and article importers for understanding REACH, May 2007, updated May 2008
Pressure Equipment Directive – Orgalime Guide, May 1999, updated April 2008
Orgalime Guide Assembly under PED
Standards & Guides
ASTM Develops REACH Standards Guide
ASTM has developed a Standards Guide for EU's REACH regulation. ASTM F2725-08 recommends practices and solutions for global supply chain information exchange for substances, preparations and articles as identified by REACH.