SCAS Europe
Vol. 14 (66 - 68)
1 October 2014
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Japan
1. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW): Compulsory risk assessments following revisions to the Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL)
A bill to revise part of the Industrial Safety and Health Law the Ministry of Health was adopted and announced by Labour and Welfare (MHLW) through official gazettes on 25 June 2014 ...
2. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Publication of "Technical Guidance on Risk Assessment for Priority Assessment Chemical Substances (PACs) under Kashinho (Ver.1.0)"
On 26 June 2014 three Ministries: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) published ...
3. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Determination of bioaccumulation of new chemical substances with ionic properties
On 30 June 2014 three ministries, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) ...
4. Kashinho (CSCL: Chemical Substances Control Law): Establishment of new system, "System for confirmation of new intermediate chemical substances etc. in a small quantity."
On 30 June 2014 three ministries: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) ...
5. Announcement of survey report on Japanese and overseas laws related to chemical substances in consumer products and management of chemical substances at work sites
In June 2014 the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) announced the results of a survey conducted on information available on laws in Japan and overseas ...
6. Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI): Nanomaterials information sheet
On 3 July 2014 the METI published nanomaterials information sheets submitted/updated by companies as of June 2014. This is done under the METI’s programme ...
7.Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: Risk assessment report – Preventive measures to be considered immediately for naphthalene and refractory ceramic fibres
On 25 July 2014 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced the results of the first “Chemical Substance Risk Assessment Review Committee” held this fiscal year ...
8. National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE): Updated Kashinho risk assessment tool for human health and ecotoxicity (PRAS-NITE)
On 25 August 2014 the NITE released an updated version of the risk assessment tool PRAS-NITE after the competent ministries announced the outcome of the 2014 ...
China
1. Hazardous chemical substances: Announcement of “Catalog of prohibited, restricted and regulated hazardous chemical substances in Shanghai City” (second batch)
On 11 June 2014 the General Office of Shanghai Municipal People’s Government published the “Catalog of prohibited, restricted or regulated hazardous chemical...
2. New chemical substances: Announcement of the 7th and 8th batch (2014) of substances to be approved
On 12 June 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) published the summary of 14 general notifications which will be approved under the Measures for the...
3. Hazardous chemicals substances: Announcement of "Guideline on testing of chemicals for physical hazard"
On 16 June 2014 the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) promulgated "Guideline on Testing of Chemicals for Physical Hazard" based on the regulations related...
4. New chemical substances: Official announcement of cancellation of simplified notification certificate for new chemical substances
On 23 June 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) received 63 "Simplified Notification Certificates for New Chemical Substance" (hereafter referred to as the Certificate)...
5. Cosmetics: Publication of “Catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients”
On 30 June 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) published the “Catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients” after creating it by collecting and organizing...
6. Hazardous chemical substances: Announcement of registration status of companies importing hazardous chemical substances in each area
On 10 July 2014 the National Registration Center for Chemicals (NRCC) of the SAWS announced that it had approved 95 companies out of the 106 importing hazardous chemical...
7. Cosmetics: Latest update on audits related to new cosmetics ingredients
On 16 July 2014 the China Pharmaceutical Products Review Committee announced the latest audit review statistical chart for June 2014...
8. New chemical substances: Symposium held for “amendment of guidance on registration of new chemical substances”
On 21 July 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protection’s Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center (MEP-SCC) held a symposium in Beijing for hygiene and toxicity...
9. New Chemical substances: Announcement of 9th, 10th and 11th batches (2014) of substance to be approved
On 23 July 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protections (MEP) announced that 20 substances requested by general notification will be approved according to Measures...
10. New Chemical substances: Administrative penalties applied for five companies violating annual reports of new chemical substances
On 24 July 2014 the Ministry of Environmental Protections (MEP) fined five companies that failed to report the status of their actual production and import of new chemical...
11. Food packaging: Publication of new clearances
On 30 July 2014 the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published newly authorised substances according to the Food Safety Law and the related regulation...
12. Hazardous chemicals: 621 imported hazardous chemicals did not pass inspection
On 7 August 2014 the Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (Guangdong CIQ) announced that 621 (6.7%) out of 9,277 imported hazardous chemicals...
13. Cosmetics: Supplemental list of organisations that review notifications of domestic non-special use cosmetics
On 12 August 2014 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) added 66 institutions to the current list of organisations that examine notifications of domestic non-special...
14. Hazardous chemicals: Special control for waterway transport safety
On 15 August 2014 the Shanghai Maritime Bureau announced that it conducts targeted enforcement on safety of waterway transport for two months starting on 15 August 2014...
15. Food packaging: Draft guidance of migration test method for food contact materials
On 20 August 2014 the National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) published draft National Standards ‘General notice on migration test for food contact...
16. SDS: National standards on SDS and label are coming into force on 1 November 2014
Rules of classification and labels of chemicals, GB30000.2-2013 (explosives) – GB30000.29-2013 (hazard to ozone layer) aligning with the 3rd revised edition of the UN GHS...
Korea
1. Announcement of toxic chemicals, observational chemicals, and non toxic chemicals
On 14 August 2014 the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) announced 4 toxic chemicals, 2 observational chemicals and 59 non toxic chemical...
2. Progress of subordinate legislation of the Chemicals Control Act (CCA) towards finalisation
On 25 August 2014 amended drafts of subordinate legislation of the CCA were submitted to the Ministry of Government Legislation. The ministry will evaluate the drafts...
Taiwan
1. Public consultation for planned revisions and draft of the “Detailed Enforcement Regulations for the Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act”
On 16 June 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive (EPA), Executive Yuan proposed draft revisions to the “Detailed Enforcement Regulations of the ...
2. Renaming of "Detailed Enforcement Regulations for Occupational Safety and Health Act" and changes to some provisions
On 26 June 2014 the Ministry of Labor (MOL) renamed "Detailed Regulations for Labor Safety and Health Act" to "Detailed Regulations for Occupational Safety and Health Act" ...
3. Amendment to the Rules on hazard communication of dangerous materials and toxic materials
On 27 June 2014 the Ministry of Labor (MOL) released an amended version of “Regulation of Labeling and Hazard Communication of Dangerous and Harmful materials” ...
4. “Occupational Safety and Health Act” enacted in two stages
On 2 July 2014 the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced that the “Occupational Safety and Health Act” (hereafter, the “ Act”) ...
5. Public comments open for “Act for delegation of registration screening of new chemical substances and existing chemical substances” (draft)
On 3 July 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) announced the creation of a draft “Act for delegation of registration screening of new chemical substances ...
6. Public consultation on draft rules for the registration of new and existing chemical substances
On 25 August 2014 the Environmental Protection Administration Executive Yuan (EPA) published draft rules for the registration of new and existing chemical substances ...
Malaysia
DOSH: Announcement of outline of CLASS Regulation 2013
As informed in the previous issue, in Malaysia, ICOP, the subordinate legislation of CLASS Regulation 2013, was formally published on 16 April 2014. Based on this legislation ...
Sri Lanka
Workshop on risk assessment and risk management
On 31 July and 1 August 2014 the Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka held a workshop on risk assessment and risk management. Participants, mainly coming ...
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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”
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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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