SCAS Europe
Vol. 18 (78 - 80)
1 October 2015
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News
Japan
1. Announcement of findings of carcinogenicity studies of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
On 23 June 2015 the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced its assessment of the findings of carcinogenicity studies of multi-walled carbon nanotubes carried out as part of...
2. Release of the report of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Risk Assessment Study Group (FY 2015 first report)
On 12 August 2015 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare released the FY 2015 first report of the Chemical Substances Risk Assessment Study Group. Risk assessment was...
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...
2. Partial amendment of six sectorial regulations on safe management of hazardous chemicals
On 27 May 2015, in order to thoroughly implement the revised “Production Safety Law” and to promote constitutional governance through consolidation of legislation, the State...
3. Announcement of revised “Rules for the Management of Chemical Toxicity Identification”
On 9 June 2015, based on the “Regulations on Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals” and related laws and regulations, the National Health and Family Planning Commission...
4. Call for public comments on the plan for adjusting and updating “catalogue of existing cosmetic ingredients”
On 16 June 2015, based on the opinion by the Cosmetics Standards Expert Committee, the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) decided to amend and update the...
5. Announcement of draft for revising the guidance on registration of new chemical substances
On 25 June 2015, the Ministry of Environment Protection Solid Waste and Chemical Management Center (SCC-MEP) announced a draft for revising the guidance on...
6. Call for public comments on Regulations on Supervision of Cosmetics
On 20 July 2015 the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council announced the Regulations on Supervision of Cosmetics (draft revisions) drawn up by the China Food and...
7. Announcement of new chemical substance notification situation for first half of 2015
On 7 August 2015 the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) announced “Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances Registration Certificates” approved...
8. Call for public comments on “Technical Standards for Cosmetics Safety (Draft for Public Comments)”
On 12 August 2015 the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) revised the “Technical Standards for Cosmetics Hygiene (2007 edition)”, created the “Technical Standards...
9. Publication of “Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals Prohibited from Domestic River Transport (2015; Trial)”
On 21 August 2015 the Ministry of Transport, MEP, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the State Administration of Work Safety jointly established the “Catalog...
10. Call for public comments on “Jiangsu Province Measures on the Management of Volatile Organic Compounds to Prevent Air Pollution (Draft for Public Comments)”
On 28 August 2015 the Environmental Protection Department of Jiangsu Province established the “Jiangsu Province Measures on the Management of Volatile Organic Substances...
11. Publication of “Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) Implementation Guidelines (Trial)”
On 2 September 2015 the State Administration of Work Safety (SAWS) established the “Catalog of Hazardous Chemicals (2015) Implementation Guidelines (Trial)” in order to...
12. Instructions at customs following explosion in Tianjin
Following the large explosion in Tianjin on 12 August 2015, customs inspections of hazardous chemicals nationwide have been strengthened...
Korea
1. Partial revision of “designation and the standard of safety labeling of risk concerned product”
On 26 June 2015 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) promulgated the partial revision of “designation and the standard of safety labeling of risk concerned product” in the Act on...
2. Enactment and announcement of existing chemicals subject to registration
On 1 July 2015 MoE enacted and announced the existing chemicals subject to registration based on K-REACH (effective since 1 January 2015). The number of existing...
3. Publication of existing substances that have been newly listed
On 1 July 2015 the MoE partially revised the “existing chemicals” stipulated by the MOE Announcement No. 2015-75, and newly designated an additional 27 substances...
4. Exemption from penalties for illegal manufacture and import under Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA)
On 8 July 2015 the Ministry of Employment & Labor (MoEL) promulgated on the K-REACH IT SYSTEM a notice about self-reporting of legal violations for the investigation...
5. Notice on legislating a draft to partially revise K-REACH Enforcement Decree
On 10 July 2015 the MoE promulgated in the gazette a draft to partially revise the K-REACH Enforcement decree. Public comments were called for until August 20, before...
6. Advance announcement of criteria for exemption from Confirmation of Chemicals
In its official gazette on 16 July 2015 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) gave advanced notice regarding criteria for exclusion from Confirmation of Chemicals...
7. Proposed amendments to some enforcement regulations for the Industrial Safety and Health Act (ISHA)
On 19 August 2015 the Ministry of Employment & Labor (MoEL) announced in its official gazette proposed amendments to some enforcement regulations of Industrial Safety...
8. Korea notice regarding exemption criteria for confirmation of chemicals
On 2 September 2015 the Ministry of Environment (MoE) published in its official gazette a notice regarding criteria for exclusion from confirmation of chemicals....
Taiwan
1. Announcement of revision of some provisions of “Regulations on New Chemical Substances Registration”
On 19 August 2015 the Ministry of Labor announced the revision of provisions of Articles 6, 7, and 31 of the “Regulations on New Chemical Substances Registration”...
2. Announcement of explanatory materials for registration of new and existing chemical substances
On 27 August 2015 the Environmental Protection Administration published explanation of two registration tools and FAQs in order to carry out registration of new and...
3. Update of existing substance inventory
On 9 September 2015 the Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced update of Taiwan Chemical Substance Inventory (TCSI). Now some 100,000 existing chemical...
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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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