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Sphera Releases Enhanced Tool to Ensure Compliance with Upcoming Regs

Regulatory demands from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will increase in complexity in 2018 with the forthcoming European Substance Volume Tracking (SVT) regulations, and EHS software provider Sphera has released an enhanced version of its Intelligent Authoring software that the company says will ensure companies are able to stay in … Read more »

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The Far REACH of the EU’s Chemical Rules

Chemical regulations for US companies are changing rapidly these days, as the bill that will reform the Toxic Substances Control Act moves closer to the president’s desk and as states implement — or modify — their own chemical laws, such as California’s Proposition 65. Another chemical rule that may not … Read more »

Screening Tool Reduces Chemical Compliance Burden by 66%

BOMcheck’s substance declarations and conflict minerals web database has published a new screening tool for the electrotechnical industry that reduces the time and cost of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) compliance by 66 percent. BOMcheck is a centralized database that helps companies manage supply chain compliance with … Read more »

REACH Adds Four New Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added four new substances to the European Union’s chemical rules — known as the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restrictions of Chemicals (REACH) program— REACH regulation Candidate List for authorization: The new substances added to the Candidate List are: Cadmium chloride 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: REACH Dossiers, LG ‘Most Efficient’ Models, EV Charging

The European Chemicals Agency has released a new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant to help registrants find potential inconsistencies in their datasets and dossiers before submitting REACH registrations. The DQA has been updated with further checks on topics such as substance identification, use description and the link between composition and … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Fibers, REACH, OpenADR, ISO 14001

SCS Global Services has released the final version of the Responsible Source Standard for Chip, Pellets and Manufactured Fibers. The standard applies to synthetic polymers, such as nylon and polyester, used by the textile industry for apparel, upholstery, carpet, geotextiles, and other applications. It specifies that materials must be at least 85 … Read more »

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REACH Is US Chemical Manufacturers ‘Largest EU Trade Barrier’

The European Union’s chemical rules — the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) program — is the largest EU trade barrier for small and medium-sized US chemical manufacturers, according to the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA). SOCMA yesterday testified before the International Trade Commission about the … Read more »

67% of Firms Don’t Comply with REACH Rules

67% of Firms Don’t Comply with REACH Rules

Sixty-seven percent of companies inspected do not comply with European Union rules on chemicals, according to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). ECHA’s second enforcement project focused on checking the compliance of downstream users — particularly formulators of mixtures — with the essential requirements of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of … Read more »

Standards & Compliance Briefing: Plumbing/Heating Pilot, Substances of Very High Concern

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Standards Council of Canada have launched pilot projects to facilitate the development of joint Canada-US standards to serve public health and safety objectives in the plumbing/heating and electrotechnical sectors. The pilots will focus on emerging product areas where neither standards nor regulations currently … Read more »

ECHA Releases Chemical Manufacturer Info

The European Chemicals Agency has begun to disclose information about which chemicals companies make and import, more than a year after the agency was sued for its alleged lack of transparency. ECHA has published company names together with the registration numbers of each substance they make that is filed under … Read more »