SCAS Europe
Vol. 13 (63 - 65)
1 July 2014
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Japan
1. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Analyses of the relationship between degradability and molecular structure of linier aliphatic amines
On 13 March 2014 the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) announced the results of analyses on the relationship between degradability and molecular structure of ...
2. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Announcement of additional substances for which no annual report is required
On 24 March 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) ...
3. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Results of accumulation assessment of degradants identified in the degradation test
On 25 March 2014 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of accumulation assessment of nine existing substances identified in the ...
4. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Results of degradation and accumulation assessments of new chemical substances
On 25 March 2014 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced the results of degradation and accumulation assessments for 209 substances listed in the ...
5. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Partial simplification for notification of intermediates and substances only for export
On 28 March 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced ...
6. Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL): Examination measures for hazards of new chemical substances
On 17 March 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published ‘Q&As on examination measures to assess hazards of new chemical substances’. ...
7.Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Revised documents for reporting of hazards information
On 28 March 2014 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) published revised versions of guidance and forms for reporting of hazards information required by Article ...
8. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Announcement of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances
On 1 April 2014 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced 13 Priority Assessment Chemical Substances. Four substances already on the list that are covered ...
9. Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL): Announcement of new chemical substances
On 27 March 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) listed the names of 193 new chemical substances. From now on these substances are handled as existing ...
10.Kashinho (CSCL:Chemical Substances Control Low); Handling bioconcentration test after revision of OECD Test Guideline
On 3 June 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) added their opinion on OECD TC 305 Bioconcentration Test (Aqueous Exposure Bioconcentration Fish ...
11. Basic Principal on Implementation of Industrial Health Measures
13 May 2014, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) published a notice, Basic Principal on Implementation of Industrial Health Measures for Future issued ...
12. National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE): Draft amendment of methodologies for risk assessment of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances under Kashinho Under Kashinho the government performs risk assessment
On 31 March 2014 the NITE published technical guidance on risk assessment of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances under Kashinho (drafted by NITE, ver.1.0). The NITE ...
13. National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE): Risk assessment tool for priority Assessment Chemicals under CSCL published
On 12 May 2014, the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) published a risk assessment tool “PRAS-NITE”, which is based on the guidance to evaluate priority ...
China
1. Amendment of the Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
On 22 September 2013 the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) published the Regulations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air in order to ensure the promotion...
2. New chemical substances: Announcement of the 3rd and 4th batches (2014) of substances to be approved
On 20 and 31 March 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the summary of 7 general notifications, which will be approved under the Measures for...
3. New chemical substances: The 3rd announcement on non-submission of 2013 annual reports
On 31 March 2014 the Chemical Registration Center of Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP) published the names and certificate numbers of certificate holders who did...
4. Announcement of the national food safety standard ‘Maximum residue limits (MRLs) for pesticides in food’
On 28 March 2014 the Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA) and the National Health and Family Planning Commission announced the revised national food safety standard ‘Maximum...
5. Restriction or ban of production, distribution, use, export and import of persistent organic pollutants
On 25 March 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and other agencies announced together details of restriction or ban of production, distribution, use, export...
6. Hazardous chemical substances: Publication of the catalogue of key environmental management hazardous chemical substances
On 3 April 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the catalogue of key environmental management hazardous chemical substances. The catalogue lists 84...
7. New chemical substances: Announcement of the 5th batch (2014) of substances to be approved
On 21 April 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the summary of 6 general notifications and 1 application for a change of a certificate, which will be approved...
8. Position paper for cosmetics notification
On 11 April 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published a position paper that clarifies issues pointed out by provincial Food and Drug Administrations on The notice...
9. Revised Regulations on the Control over Industrial Products Permit Published
On 21 April 2014, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China (AQSIQ) published Revised Regulations on the Control ...
10. Revised Environmental Protection Law Published
On 24 April 2014, the 12th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (8th committee) approved the revised Environmental Protection Law. It has been published...
11. New Chemical substances; Announcement of 6th batch (2014) of substance to be approved
On 21 May 2014,The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced that four substances requested by general notification and one substance by application for changes...
12. Application Forms for Administration of Physical Hazard Identification and Classification of Chemicals Established
On 28 May 2014, an office of the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) established five application forms on physical hazard of chemicals according to a rule related to ...
13. Comments accepted for Catalogue of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients (draft for re-comment)
On 30 May 2014,The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published a draft Catalogue of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients and collected comments again until 15 June 2014...
Korea
1. Act on the Registration and Evaluation etc. of Chemical Substance (K-REACH)
On 28 February 2014 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) notified WTO that subordinate legislation of K-REACH will be adopted in September 2014. As mentioned in the...
Taiwan
1. Full Implementation of the UN GHS for hazardous chemicals by 2016
On 27 March 2014 the Ministry of Labour (MOL) announced that Taiwan will fully implement the UN GHS in the work place by 1 January 2016. This aims to improve workers’ right to ...
2. Draft Stringent Management of Class 4 Toxic Substances
On 22 April 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive (EPA) published Draft Stringent Management of Class 4 Toxic Substances according to the amended Toxic ...
3. Draft revision of Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and Materials Safety Data Sheets Regulations
On 19 May 2014, the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan, R.O.C (Taiwan), EPA published a draft revision of “Toxic Chemical Substances Labeling and ...
4. Second Supplementary Existing Chemical Substance Nomination: SS-ECN is on
On 1 June 2014 Taiwan’s Second Supplementary Existing Chemical Substance Nomination (SS-ECN) has started. You can see some information, e.g. tools, instructions and ...
India
1. Announcement on the Drugs and Cosmetics (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2014
On 21 May 2014, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare announced the Drugs and Cosmetics (2nd Amendment) Rules, 2014, which includes a total ban of animal studies for cosmetics...
Indonesia
1. Obligation on Product Standard for Toys (Certification and Labelling)
From 30 April 2014, the Indonesian government requires manufacturer and importers of toys to test their toy, gain the Indonesian National Standard (SNI) documentation and be labelled ...
Singapore
1. Implementation of the GHS for SDSs and labelling
On 7 March 2014 the Singapore Standards Council published the specification for classification of chemicals SS586:2014, which is a revision of the initial version SS586:2008 and was ...
Australia
1. New NICNAS Fee and Charge for 2014-15
On 27 May 2014,The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme in Australia (NICNAS) announced fee and charges for 2014-15, commencing 1 July 2014. ...
Malaysia
1. Subordinate legislation of CLASS2013 (Regulations on classification and labelling)
On 7 March 2014 the Department of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) formally published the Industrial Code of Practice (ICOP), which is subordinate legislation. ...
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Korea: Registration under the TCCA
The “Chemicals Control Act (CCA)” will come into force on 1 January 2015 which is the implementation date of K-REACH. The CCA is a revision of the “Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA)” following...
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”
Sumika Chemical Analysis Service (SCAS) provides one-stop shop service from the affirmation of the new Chemical Substances in the Chinese inventory to the Notification/Registration...
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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