REACH nano revisions adopted

EU Commission adopts revision of information requirements for nanomaterials to be provided in REACH registration dossiers; new rules apply from January 1, 2020

ECHA: Registrations must ‘reflect the most up-to-date knowledge’

European Chemicals Agency reminds companies of legal obligation to review and update REACH registration dossiers ‘when new information becomes available’

Data requirements for SVHC database clarified

Database of SVHCs as proposed by ECHA will oblige companies to only provide data already required under REACH; additional data on article identity and SVHC concentrations voluntary

Database of plastic packaging chemicals

New scientific publication by Food Packaging Forum researchers and partners presents database of chemicals associated with plastic packaging (CPPdb) in detail

REACH debate at EU Parliament

Members of EU Parliament react to German study showing a third of REACH registrations non-compliant; calls for publicizing the list of infringing companies, more efficient dossier evaluation, stricter enforcement

Many REACH registrations non-compliant

Study by German authorities finds 32% of high production volume chemicals non-compliant with REACH safety data requirements; 31% compliant, rest uncertain; European Environmental Bureau suggests actions for improvement

Webinar on SIN list

ChemSec hosts webinar explaining its SIN List on October 3, 2018; registration now open

REACH data insufficient to classify carcinogens and mutagens

RIVM scientists find data required by REACH to be insufficient for classifying category 1B carcinogens and mutagens according to criteria set by Classification, Labeling and Packaging legislation

ECHA proposes BPA for authorization

ECHA recommends 18 substances to be subject to authorization; list includes bisphenol A and other chemicals relevant for food contact materials; public consultation open until December 5, 2018

ECHA grants over 32,000 registration numbers

ECHA issues 32,515 registration numbers for dossiers submitted by final 2018 registration deadline; 1% of dossiers rejected; non-confidential data published on ECHA’s website