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CHCS News

The Health & Safety Executives Call for Evidence on PFAS in firefighting foams and the EU moves forward with the PFHxA restriction
The Health & Safety Executive, as the Agency for UK REACH on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, has opened a Call for Evidence (CfE) on the restriction of Poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in firefighting foams. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 9 April 2024]

ECHA Enforcement Forum: Checking poison centre notifications & compliance of products sold online
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Enforcement Forum is preparing to investigate whether suppliers have notified information regarding hazardous mixtures to poison centres. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 2 April 2024]

The Health and Safety Executive notifies proposed MCL for 48 hazardous chemicals to the World Trade Organisation
The proposed GB mandatory classification and labelling (MCL) of 48 hazardous chemical substances has been notified to the World Trade Organisation, Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Committee. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 27 March 2024]

The European Chemicals Agency publishes latest Assessment of Regulatory Needs Reports
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published the latest Assessment of Regulatory Needs (AoRN) Reports. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 26 March 2024]

CHCS Webinar: How EU Chemicals Legislation is Made
Registration is now open for the above webinar on 21 May 2024, presented by Robin Foster. More information available on the Events page of the website [Posted on 18 March 2024]

GB MCL List Update
Following a Ministerial decision regarding the GB mandatory classification and labelling of 25 chemical substances, an update to the GB MCL list was published on the 2nd March 2024. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 15 March 2024]

CHCS' March 2024 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS March 2024 Newsletter [Posted on 15 March 2024]

CHCS Webinar: EU CLP Changes - From Confusion to Compromise
CHCS have now published the slides and recording from the webinar. CHCS members can access these on the Past Events page of the website [Posted on 28 February 2024]

Latest United States TSCA Inventory is now available
The United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the latest updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 23 February 2024]

The United States Environmental Protection Agency notifies a significant new use rule for 329 PFAS to the WTO
The United States (US) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a notice to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Technical Barriers to Trade Committee regarding PFAS. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 21 February 2024]

The HSE UK REACH Report and Work Programme
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the Agency for UK REACH on the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals, has published a UK REACH Report covering the period 2022/23, along with the Agency Work Programme for 2023/24. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 19 February 2024]

The European Chemicals Agency publishes new chemicals database
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched the much anticipated new chemicals database called ECHA CHEM, reporting that it is a ‘new solution for publishing information on chemicals’. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 1 February 2024]

EU Candidate List Substances of High Concern updated
The European Union (EU) Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC) has been updated with five new chemicals. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 31 January 2024]

Turkey extends KKDIK registration deadlines
The anticipated legal text of the Turkish REACH Regulation (KKDIK), extending registration deadlines, was published in the Official Gazette late December of last year. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 29 January 2024]

ECHA issues updated Guidance for the identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated Guidance for the identification and naming of substances under European Union (EU) REACH and CLP Regulations. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 26 January 2024]

The Health and Safety Executive recommends diisohexyl phthalate for inclusion in the UK REACH Authorisation List
In September 2023, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as the Agency for UK REACH published a draft recommendation for the inclusion of diisohexyl phthalate in the UK REACH Authorisation List (Annex 14). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 25 January 2024]

21st ATP to CLP Published
The 21st Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) has been published. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 10 January 2024]

DEFRA Publishes a Policy Statement on the New UK REACH Alternative Transitional Registration Model
The Department for Health and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has published an outline of the new approach to UK REACH registration, following the commitment from Government to explore options for an Alternative Transitional Registration model (ATRm). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 16 November 2023]

GB CLP Mandatory List is Updated for the First Time
The Great Britain Mandatory Classification list (GB MCL) has been updated with new and revised GB MCLs for 98 substances. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 23 October 2023]

European Union Proposal for a Regulation on the Safety of Toys Notified to the WTO-TBT Committee
The European Union (EU) has notified a proposal for a new Regulation on the Safety of Toys to the World Trade Organisation, Technical Barriers to Trade (WTO-TBT) Committee, repealing Directive 2009/48/EC. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 5 October 2023]

EU Public Consultations – Candidate List Substances of Very High Concern
Public consultations are open on proposals for six substances identified as Candidate List substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorisation of use, under European Union (EU) REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page [Posted on 3 October 2023]

Endocrine Disruptors - 1st CHCS Video

We have produced our first video for members: "Endocrine Disruptors", which is available to members free-of-charge.

This introductory video explains the various components of the human endocrine system and how they interact, to help understand the mechanisms of endocrine disruptors on human systems.

The video is just over 10 minutes long.

For access to the video, please visit: Endocrine Disruptors Video.

[Posted on 1 July 2019]

CHCS News Summary

  • Germany Withdraws Proposal to Restrict Endocrine-Disrupting Bisphenols (27 September 2023)

  • Public Consultation on the Product Safety Regulatory Framework (26 September 2023)

  • DEFRA Survey on UK REACH (20 September 2023)

  • DFT Publishes Post Implementation Review of CDG Regulations (6 September 2023)

  • United Kingdom Notifies Mandatory Classification and Labelling of 26 Substances to the World Trade Organisation (29 August 2023)

  • Model Regulations, 23rd Revised Edition (29 August 2023)

  • IATA Publishes Significant Changes to the 64th Edition of the Dangerous Goods Regulations (29 August 2023)

  • GHS Revision 10 Published (7 August 2023)

  • EU REACH: PFAS Restriction Proposals (28 July 2023)

  • 20th ATP to CLP Published (25 July 2023)

  • 19th ATP to CLP Published (21 July 2023)

  • NEW - Module 81 on the New CLP Hazard Classes for Experienced Classifiers (18 July 2023)

  • NEW - Module 16 on CLP Classification Extended to Include the New CLP Hazard Classes (7 July 2023)

  • ECHA is Developing a New Data Availability System (2 June 2023)

  • Proposed New Regulation on Detergents and Surfactants (31 May 2023)

  • Annex VIII of CLP to be Revoked (22 May 2023)

                CHCS Members can read these News items, and older posts, on the CHCS News Briefings page.

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