SCAS Europe
Vol. 15 (69 - 71)
16 January 2015
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K-REACH has become effective on 1 January 2015. For details, please see Summary of K-REACH.
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Japan
1. Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) of Japan, Kashinho: About the cancellation of designation as Priority Assessment Chemical Substances
On 1 October 2014, three Ministries, that is, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and the Ministry of the...
2. NITE: Integrated the publication of the “Initial Risk Assessment Report” in CHRIP
On 11 September 2014, the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) integrated the place for publishing the Initial Risk Assessment Report in the Chemical Risk...
3. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Releases Q&A on revised Industrial Safety and Health Law
On 1 September 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare released Q&As for the Law regarding the Partial Amendment to the Industrial Safety and Health Law (Law No.82 of...
4. Publication of bioaccumulation results of degradation products generated in biodegradation tests
On 6 November2014, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) published study results of bioaccumulation on the degradation products of new substances and existing...
China
1. Hazardous chemicals: The “Conditions for the Organization for the Appraisal of Physical Hazard of Chemicals” was enacted
On 4 September 2014, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) formulated the “Conditions for the Organization for the Appraisal of Physical Hazard of Chemical Substances”...
2. Hazardous chemicals: Solicitation of public comments on the “Act on Administration of Purchase and Road Transport Permit of Hazardous/Toxic Chemicals”(Revision Draft)
On 5 September 2014, in response to the revision of the“Regulations on the Safety Administration of Hazardous Chemicals (Decree of the State Council No. 591)” (hereinafter ...
3. Hazardous chemicals: Tianjing CIQ announces undeclared import, etc., of hazardous chemicals
On 9 September 2014, the Entry-Exit Inspection Quarantine Bureau of Tianjing (Tianjing CIQ) announced that it monitored and conducted sampling inspections on imported ...
4. Hazardous chemicals: The National Conference of Registration Business sponsored by NRCC was held
On 19 September 2014, the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) held a "National Conference on Registration Business of Hazardous Chemicals in 2014" in Dalian, ...
5. An expert meeting on the revision of the “Act on Administration of Cosmetics” was held
On 24 September 2014, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) announced that it had held an expert meeting to forward the process of revising the "Act on Administration of ...
6. Hazardous chemical substances: Call for public comments on “Provisions on the Supervision and Administration of Safe Railway Transportation of Dangerous Goods” (Draft for comment)
On 21 October 2014 the National Railway Administration published the “Provisions on the Supervision and Administration of Safe Railway Transportation of Dangerous Goods” (Draft...
7. New Chemical substances: Announcement of 14th and 15th batches (2014) of substance to be approved
On 4 November 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protections (MEP) announced that 14 substances submitted by general notification and amendments for 3 substances will be...
8. Cosmetics: National standards establishment plan for measurement methods of 48 substances contained in cosmetics
On 26 September 2014 the Standardisation Administration of the People’s Republic of China promulgated the “Notice on conveying the First National Standards Establishment and...
9. Cosmetics: Elaeagnus mollis Diels oil approved as new ingredient for cosmetics
On 30 October 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) approved the use of Elaeagnus mollis Diels oils as an ingredient of cosmetics after examinations by the CFDA...
10. Hazardous chemicals: Publication of correspondence table for the product within China Compulsory Certification (CCC) list and HS code (2014)
On 22 November 2014 the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People’s Republic of China (CNCA) prepared the correspondence table for the product within China...
11. Cosmetics: Call for public comments on Measures on the Management of Cosmetics Labeling (draft for inviting comments)
On 15 November 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA)(Food and Drug Administration)published the Measures on the Management of Cosmetics Labeling (draft for...
12. Cosmetics: Meeting held to obtain opinions on Regulations on Supervision over Cosmetics(draft for inviting comments)
On 21 November 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) held a meeting to obtain opinions on Regulations on Supervision over Cosmetics(draft for inviting comments)...
Korea
1. Public announcement of toxic chemicals, observational chemicals and non toxic chemicals
On 11 September 2014 the National Institute for Environmental Research (NIER) announced identification of eight toxic chemicals and one observational chemical. In addition it...
2. Performing the joint-submission pilot project for Korea REACH
On 16 September 2014, the Korean Ministry of Environment publicly announced that it would perform a joint-submission project for Korea REACH. ...
3. Official announcement of 518 substances selected as Candidate Existing Chemicals Subject to Registration (Draft)
On 31 October 2014 the Industrial Support Group for Chemical Safety under the Ministry of Environment announced 518 substances that are planned to be designated as existing...
4. Public announcement of submission deadlines on application and supplementary document for “Toxic Chemicals Control Act” (TCCA)
On 12 November 2014 the Korea Chemicals Management Association (KCMA) publicly announced the following two items regarding the deadlines for submitting applications and...
5. Publication of draft rules such as chemicals exempted from reporting of manufacturing etc.
On 25 November 2014, in accordance with the enactment of K-REACH, the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published 5 draft rules that set up details for operation of K-REACH and...
6. Call for public comments on guidance on confirmation of chemicals
On 28 November the Korea chemicals management association (KCMA) called for public comments on the guidance on confirmation of chemicals. The period was until 12 December...
7. Publication of subordinate legislation of the Chemicals control act (CCA)
On 9 December 2014 the subordinate legislation of the CCA (presidential decree) was finalized and published in the gazette. The ministerial decree of the CCA will be published...
8. Publication of existing substances that have been notified with ≤ 1 ton/year under Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)
On 24 December 2014 and 26 December 2014, the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) published lists of chemicals that do not fall under toxic substances etc. (NIER notification No....
9. Publication of subordinate legislation of Act on the registration and evaluation etc. of chemical substance (K-REACH)
K-REACH has become effective on 1 January 2015. For details, please see Summary of K-REACH.Two subordinate legislations of K-REACH, the presidential decree and the ministerial decree were...
Taiwan
1. Call for public comment on draft Controlled Chemicals Operation, Permit and Management
On 6 October 2014 the Ministry of Labour (MOL) released the draft of Controlled Chemicals Operation, Permit and Management Regulations (CCOPMR) based on the provisions in the...
2. Call for public comment on draft Operating Management Regulations of Priority Management Chemicals
On 7 October 2014 the MOL released, following CCOPMR above, the draft Operation Management Regulations of Priority Management Chemicals (OMRPMC) and called for public ...
3. Publication of “Regulation of New Chemical Substances Registration” (Draft)
On 29 October 2014 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of MOL notified WTO of the “Regulation of New Chemical Substances Registration” (Draft) in English and in...
4. Revision of Toxic chemical substances labeling and materials safety data sheets regulations
On 10 November 2014 Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C (Taiwan), EPA, published a revision of Toxic chemical substances labeling and materials...
5. Enactment of Stringent Management of Class 4 Toxic Substances
On 24 November 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C (Taiwan), finalized and published Stringent Management of Class 4 Toxic Substances that...
6. Publication of Detailed enforcement regulations for the toxic chemical substance control act
On 25 November 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive (EPA) finalized a draft and published detailed enforcement regulations for the toxic chemical...
7. Enactment of Rules for the registration of new and existing chemical substances
On 5 December 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive (EPA) issued Enactment of Rules for the registration of new and existing chemical substances and the rule...
Singapore
Transitional measures for the application of GHS for users of chemical mixtures were postponed for one year
Regarding the “standards for communicating hazard information on hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods”, a GHS task force under the Ministry of Trade and Industry of ...
India
Total ban on animal tests for imported cosmetics
On 13 October 2014 the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced “the Drugs and Cosmetics (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2014” which include a complete prohibition of animal...
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China: Services for Hazardous Chemicals to be imported into China
According to “Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals (Decree 591)” and “Announcement on the inspection and supervisory management for imported and...
China: 24-hour emergency service for GHS labels of chemical substances
General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China enforced tighter
China: Dossier preparation services for hazardous chemicals notification
Since 1 August 2012, the revised “Measures for the Administration of Registration of Hazardous Chemicals (State Administration of Work Safety Order No. 53)”....
China: Registration of cosmetics ingredients
In China where cosmetics market is expanding, guidance on notification of new cosmetic raw materials was enforces in 2011.
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China: Notification and Local Agent services for revised “Measures for environmental Management of New Chemical Substances”
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Ecotoxicity studies: For GHS classification
“Regulations for the carriage by and storage of dangerous goods on ships” was revised. The criteria of the marine pollutants have been changed. Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS)...
 
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