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UK EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits updated

22 Jan 2020

Europe Exposure Limits

On 17 January 2020, the UK Health and Safety Executive published the Third edition of EH40/2005 Workplace exposure limits. 2 substances were added to the list, whilst limits for 11 substances were upd…

IEC 62474 Declarable Substances List updated to version D19.00

22 Jan 2020

Electronics

On 16 January 2020, the IEC 62474 Declarable Substances List was updated to version D19.00: Regulatory changes drove 15 additions and modifications, namely for the substance entries: Tetraboron disodi…

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals updated

22 Jan 2020

North America USA

On 1 January 2020, the US EPA updated the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list of reportable chemicals. 160 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) substances were added.

Expiry date of approval postponed for 1 approved active substance

22 Jan 2020

Europe Biocides

On 13 January 2020, the expiry date of approval of Propiconazole for product type 8 (wood preservatives) was postponed to 31 March 2021 (previously 31 March 2020) as per Commission Implementing Decisi…

BPC issues opinions on 7 active substance approvals

22 Jan 2020

Europe Biocides

The Biocidal Products Committee has issued opinions on active substance approvals for the following substances: Carbendazim Product type 7 (film preservatives) Product type 10 (construction material p…

2 Authorisations granted for Chromium trioxide

21 Jan 2020

Europe REACH SVHC

On 10 January 2020, the European Commission granted 2 Authorisations for the following substance: Chromium trioxide The Authorisations are held by 2 companies and concern 1 Authorised use: Authorisati…

PACT updated with 2 new intentions for RMOA / 1 finalised Hazard assessment

21 Jan 2020

Europe Risk Management

On 17 January 2020, ECHA’s Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) was updated with the following new intentions for RMOA: Vinyl propionate Vinyl acetate In addition, on 20 January 2020 the PACT wa…

2 substances notified to the RoI for CLH proposals

21 Jan 2020

Europe GHS

On 20 January 2020, the following substances were notified to the Registry of Intentions for Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH) proposals: 2-cyano-N-[(ethylamino)carbonyl]-2-(methoxyimino)a…

China Catalogue of Severely Restricted Toxic Chemicals 2020 published

17 Jan 2020

Asia China

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) has announced the release of the Catalogue of Severely Restricted Toxic Chemicals 2020. The following substance was removed: Lindane The HS Codes …

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