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REACH

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.

EU REACH Executive Brief

  • Your ongoing source of Regulatory Intelligence
  • Latest information pulled from C2P database
  • Focused on EU REACH and our Industry
  • Analysis from Experts
    • RSJ Technical - Michael Wurzman, Harvey Stone
    • ERA Technology - Dr. Paul Goodman, Dr. Chris Robertson
  • ECHA Advocacy Channel (AEM as industry voice)
  • Peer experiences shared (Learn from experience)
  • Archive of back issues

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July 2014

  • Includes: “4 New REACH SVHCs Confirmed”
    ECHA has confirmed that four more Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC’s) have been added to the Candidate List, which now contains 155 substances.
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June 2014

  • Includes: “Overview of EU Chemicals Legislation”
    The 2006 REACH Regulation includes substance restrictions and many other diverse obligations. There are also substance restrictions for electrical equipment (RoHS), batteries, vehicles and packaging, as well as global restrictions on ozone depleting substances (ODS) and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POP).
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May 2014

  • Includes: “The “Do It Right. Do It Once” Business Case”
    The big picture: environmental regulations protect human health and the environment. Implemented correctly, they also reduce costs.
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April 2014

  • Includes: “Fibrous Materials Come Under Increased Pressure”
    These moves to regulate all fibrous materials is partly because of their similarity to the shape of asbestos fibers, although asbestos is very different from both RCF and glass-fiber materials, which are chemically, physically and biologically very different.
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March 2014

  • Includes: “How to Report on SVHCs in Articles”
    ERA’s opinion is that – of the current 151 SVHCs - only 69 are likely to be present in most articles.
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February 2014

  • Includes: “ECHA SVHC Roadmap Leaves Questions about Industry Engagement”
    Identification of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) started in October 2008 and has grown to 151 substances to date in what is apparently an ad hoc fashion with no obvious prioritization - and certainly not in a publicly transparent way.
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January 2014

  • Includes: “The REACH Data Dilemma: Part 2”
    We must train our supply chains to use a uni­form and consis­tent data creating method at all levels, so it can be effectively analyzed for REACH compliance and other regulatory needs.
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December 2013

  • Includes: “The REACH Data Dilemma: Part 1”
    REACH compliance is dependent on receiving high qual­ity data from your supply chain and being confident it is current. If the substance content data you receive is not complete and in a usable form - or outdated - you may not be able to satisfy your REACH compliance responsibilities.
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November 2013

  • Includes: “The Case for Training”
    For many the entire subject of REACH is new or possibly known only in snippets of what it really requires. Few have actually studied the requirements and know what it means to be compliant, let alone explain it to their suppliers.
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October 2013

  • Includes: Implications of REACH Authoriza­tion for Equipment Manufacturers”
    The European Union (EU) REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals) regulation is beginning to impact US manufacturing industries. The complex nature of this legislation creates increased risk of product recalls or mar­ket bans that must be addressed proactively to ensure continued access to your markets.
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