Regulatory Updates

China RoHS 2: Final Revision Released

Posted by admin on Jan 28, 2016 5:22:15 PM

The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has published its final revised version of the Administrative Measures for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products (also known as China RoHS 2). The new regulation will go into effect on July 1, 2016.

An Overview: China RoHS 2

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Topics: RoHS regulation, China RoHS 2

Five New SVHC Added to REACH Candidate List

Posted by Chris Carragher on Dec 17, 2015 10:51:00 AM

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added five new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the REACH Candidate List for Authorization, bringing the total to 168 substances.  As foreseen by the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), a specific procedure will be followed to decide whether the substances should also be included in the List of substances subject to authorization (Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation).

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Topiramate to be added to California’s Prop 65 List

Posted by Chris Carragher on Nov 24, 2015 3:39:33 PM

According to an announcement from the Office of Environmental Health and Hazard Assement (OEHHA) Topiramate, a drug commonly used to prevent epilepsy will be the newest addition to California's Prop 65 list of chemicals known by the state to cause reproductive toxicity.

The listing of topirmate, which goes into effect on November 27, 2015, is based on a formal requirement by a state or federal agency that the chemical be identified or labeled as causing reproductive toxicity [2] as outlined under Prop 65.  

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ECHA to Revise REACH Registration Process

Posted by admin on Nov 6, 2015 3:07:01 PM

After reflecting on lessons learned from previoius registration deadlines in 2010 and 2013, and preparing for new legistative requirements,  the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that it plans to revise the REACH Registration process.

The proposed changes  were outlined today at an ECHA organized meeting in Brussels that was attended by members of the Cefic, Eurometaux, Concawe and Fecc assoctaions.
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WEEE & RoHS: The Art of Regulating Electrical and Electronic Waste

Posted by actio on Jul 23, 2015 6:19:26 AM

WEEE is an acronym for "Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment." The functional aim of WEEE is for the EU to recycle at least 85% of electrical and electronics waste equipment by 2016.

But there are changes ahead. A wider range of electrical and electronic equipment will be included in scope of WEEE in a few short years. Currently there are 10 categories of WEEE (listed below), to be reduced to just six categories in 2019.
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Topics: Risk & Compliance, Misc. news, RoHS regulation, Asia, chemicals, North America / Central America, europe

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