Many REACH registrations non-compliant

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

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

Grouping hazardous chemicals for a circular economy

International Chemical Secretariat calls for removal of hazardous chemicals to achieve a circular economy, suggests hazard-based grouping approach to speed up process

Opinion: Ambitious SVHC database needed

European Consumer Organisation calls on ECHA to ensure database on SVHCs improves notification of and information on SVHCs in articles and products

EU advisory body recommends prioritizing chemicals legislation

European Economic and Social Committee publishes opinion on chemicals, products, waste in the circular economy, calls for full application of REACH and other chemicals legislation

Industry opposes update of phthalate authorization

European Plasticisers deems inclusion of endocrine disrupting properties of DEHP, DBP, BBP, DIBP in Authorization List ‘unnecessary overregulation’ that will put ‘excessive burdens’ on industry

Opinion: All SVHCs belong on Candidate List

NGO ChemSec discusses why REACH is moving too slowly and all substances meeting SVHC criteria should be added to Candidate List