SCAS Europe
Vol. 17 (75 - 77)
7 July 2015
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Japan
1. Chemical Substances Control Law: Partial amendment of enforcement ordinance regarding reporting methods for quantities manufactured or imported
On 16 March 2015 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced the outlines of a ministerial ordinance amending part of the enforcement ordinance for the Chemical...
2. Chemical Substances Control Law: Removal of chloroethylene from Priority Assessment Chemical Substances
On 26 March 2015 the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of the Environment announced the removal...
3. Chemical Substances Control Law: Addition of substances for which reporting of quantities manufactured or imported is not required
On 26 March 2015 the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment announced substances for which reporting...
4. Chemical Substances Control Law: Announcement of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances
On 1 April 2015 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced 14 new Priority Assessment Chemical Substances. This brings the number of Priority Assessment Chemical...
5. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry: Release of test version of the ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD)
On 6 April 2015 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released the ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD). It is currently a test version, with the official version...
6. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) : Published results and usage examples of hazard information provided for FY 2013 screening and risk assessment
On 21 May 2015 the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry published results of information request, which it had asked for companies to cooperate, and examples how the information...
China
1. Announcement of the batches of substances to be approved for the General Notifications of New Chemical Substances
Since the last issue of our newsletter, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has announced its intention to approve general notifications under the Measures for the...
2. Announcement of Provisions on the Supervision and Administration of Safe Railway Transport of Dangerous Goods
In order to enhance safety administration of railway transport of dangerous goods, secure the lives and property of the masses, and protect the environment, on 12 March 2015 the...
3. Publication of explanation of the Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals (2015)
On 31 March 2015 the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) published a commentary on the Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) on its website. It gives detailed explanation...
4. Publication of lists of missing 2014 annual reporting of new chemical substances
On 21 April 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection Solid Waste and Chemicals Management Center (MEP-SCC) published a list of 66 companies / 81 certificates who have...
5. Notification of special investigation of safety conditions of petrochemical-product manufacturing companies
On 27 April 2015 in light of a series of major chemical accidents throughout China, the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) announced the implementation of special...
6. Jiangsu Administration of Work Safety sends notice to stakeholders concerned with operations related to safety licensing of hazardous chemicals
On 6 May 2015 the Jiangsu Administration of Work Safety notified relevant institutions in the province that it requires information regarding operations related to safety licensing of...
7. Tianjin Administration of Work Safety announces Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) to stakeholders
On 7 May 2015 the Tianjin Administration of Work Safety announced to relevant institutions in the city that it would fully implement the Catalogue of Hazardous Chemicals (2015)...
8. Publication of cancelation of new chemical substance registration certificates
On 12 May 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced that it has decided to cancel one general notification and 15 simplified notifications based on the Measures on...
9. Public comment invited for revised draft of China RoHS
On 15 May 2015 the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology invited public comment on the Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in...
Korea
1. Advance announcement of drafting enactment of notification of existing chemical substances subject to registration
On 25 March 2015 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) gave notice that it would propose a draft enactment of notification of existing chemical substances to register under the Act on the...
2. Notice of designation of potentially harmful products and standards for safety and labelling
On 1 April 2015 the MoE gave notice of designation of potentially harmful products and standards for safety and labelling under K-REACH. The primary content of the notice is the...
3. Publication of a guideline for preparation of risk-related information for chemicals under K-REACH
On 27 March 2015 the NIER published on the National Chemicals Information System (NCIS) a guideline for preparation of risk-related information under K-REACH. Along with the...
4. Partial revision of testing methods for chemical substances
On 30 April 2015 the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) gave notice of a partial revision of the testing methods for chemical substances in the Act on Registration...
5. Exemption from penalties for illegal manufacture/import under TCCA
On 22 May 2015 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published a notice about self-reporting due to failure to perform examination of toxicity as required under the previous Toxic Chemicals...
6. Announcement of existing substances that have been newly added
On 3 June 2015 MoE gave a notice of a partial revision of "existing chemical substances" in K-REACH and the Chemicals Control Act (CCA). The revision designates 951 additional...
Taiwan
1. Announcement of the list of “Phase I Designated Priority Management Chemical Substances (draft)
On 7 April 2015 the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced the list of Phase I Designated Priority Management Chemical Substances (draft) (hereinafter, "the List") based on Article...
2. Announcement of draft partial amendments to the Regulations on New Chemical Substances Registration
On 23 April 2015 the MOL published a draft partial amendments to the Regulations on New Chemical Substances Registration (hereinafter, "the Regulations"). To date, registration of...
3. Creation of a "Handbook for application and reporting priority management chemicals"
On 12 May 2015 the Ministry of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) created the "Handbook for application and reporting priority management chemicals."...
4. Publication of " FAQ for priority management chemicals " and "FAQ for phase I designated priority management chemical substances"
On 25 May 2015 OSHA published the "FAQ for application and reporting of priority management chemicals" and the "FAQ for phase I designated priority management chemical...
Thailand
1. Trends in the chemicals regulations
On 6 March 2015 the Ministry of Industry (MOI) published explanation regarding List 5.6 that is under the supervision of the Department of Industrial Works (DIW) in the Hazardous...
2. FDA: Application of transmission system for classification and hazard information on hazardous substances
On 19 March 2015 the Ministry of Public Health published in the Government Gazette a Notification of “Classification system and hazard communication of hazardous substances” for...
Malaysia
1. Trends in the chemicals regulations
On 31 March 2015 the Department of Occupational Safety and Health updated its FAQ regarding the UN GHS Rev.3 compliant Occupational Safety and Health (Classification...
 
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