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CHCS publishes Newsletters for its members. The Newsletters contain a variety of articles, often providing important insights into changes in regulation and legislation. Our Newsletters are available free-of-charge to CHCS members, who can access the full list of Newsletters by visiting: CHCS Newsletters. (Non-members can Join CHCS, then access the Newsletters). 

Latest CHCS Newsletter: May 2022        

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Our May 2022 edition contains articles as introduced below:

UK REACH Substance Evaluation Rolling Action Plan

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a rolling action plan (RAP) of substances to be evaluated in accordance with Article 44 of UK REACH and the 2021-2022 work programme.

GB Mandatory Classification And Labelling Technical Reports

The HSE recently published further GB mandatory classification and labelling (GB MCL) Technical Reports.

The HSE Publishes Restriction Dossiers And Opens Public Consultations On Lead In Ammunition And Substances In Tattoo Inks And Permanent Make-Up

The HSE has published a proposed restriction on lead in ammunition citing unacceptable risk to human health and the environment that is not adequately controlled by current measures.

A proposed restriction on hazardous substances present in tattoo inks and permanent make-up has also been published. The HSE state that this is being undertaken as a precautionary measure to address potential risks to human health, as legislation is not in place to manage the risks presented by ‘insertion into the skin of these substances.’

The European Commission Publishes Restriction Roadmap

The European Commission recently published a Restriction Roadmap (25th April), stating that the ‘Roadmap prioritises group restrictions for the most harmful substances to human health and the environment as set out in the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability’.

European Commission Update To The Prior Informed Consent Regulation

The European Commission has updated Annexes I and V of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation. Annex I comprises the list of chemicals subject to export notification and explicit consent from the importing country. Annex V lists chemicals and articles banned from export.

Only Representatives Must Identify The Companies They Represent And Provide Contact Information By 14 October 2022

Only Representatives of non-EU manufacturers must now identify the non-EU manufacturer they represent and provide their contact information in REACH-IT.

A separate REACH-IT account must be in place for each non-EU manufacturer being represented, with details of the registrations.

Training Courses & Workshops

Registration is now open for our training courses, published up to mid-year 2022. This article lists all currently available courses. New dates coming soon.

CHCS Webinars & Events

New CHCS Webinar coming soon.

News From Our Partners

News from the British Association of Dangerous Goods Professionals (BADGP) and the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication, based in the USA.



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CHCS News

CHCS' May 2022 Newsletter is now available, containing several important updates on the many recent changes to the regulation framework. See CHCS May 2022 Newsletter. 

The Department For Transport Has Issued A Call For Evidence
The Department for Transport has issued a Call for Evidence in relation to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 and the RID / ADR 2021 amendments. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 13 May 2022]

Webinar: Poly- And Perfluoroalkylated Substances (PFAS): The Gathering Storm For Chemical Regulatory Professionals, And The Industry
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 21 April 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website.[Posted on 22 April 2022]

The European Commission Has Issued A Call For Evidence
The European Commission has issued a Call for Evidence on an initiative to streamline EU-level scientific and technical work on chemicals. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 4 April 2022]

Webinar: The Regulation Of Endocrine Disruptors In The European Union
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 29 March 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 31 March 2022]

Poison Centres Portal - Lichtenstein Connects
The poison centre for Lichtenstein has announced that they are now connected to the poison centre portal. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 22 March 2022]

ECHA Is Developing A New Chesar Platform
A Questionnaire has been issued by ECHA for interested parties to join a stakeholder group. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 3 March 2022]

Webinar: Food Contact Materials Regulation In China
The presentation and recording from our webinar held on 23 February 2022 are now available to members linked from the Past Events page of our website. [Posted on 24 February 2022]

The European Chemicals Agency Is Looking For Stakeholder Input On IUCLID Published Data
The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA has launched a survey on their new ‘Data Availability’ solution. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 14 February 2022]

DEFRA Surveys On The Provisions Of Article 33, UK REACH
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is inviting GB-based suppliers and retailers of articles to contribute to a survey regarding Article 33 of UK REACH. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 11 February 2022]

Changes To The Misuse Of Drugs Act: Gamma Butyrolactone And 1.4-Butanediol
Following the recommendations of the UK Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, tighter controls are being placed on gamma butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD). CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 11 February 2022]

Multilateral Agreement M345
The United Kingdom has countersigned Multilateral Special Agreement 345 concerning the transport of UN 2672 ammonia solution in IBCs with a vapour pressure of more than 110 kPa (1.1 bar) at 50oC or 130 kPa (1.3 bar) at 55oC. This is under ADR under paragraph 1.5.1 of ADR. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 8 February 2022]

NPIS Announces That Annex VIII Of EU/GB CLP 1272/2008 Applies In The UK From Jan 1st 2021
The National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) the poison centre for GB and NI has announced that Annex VIII of EU/GB CLP 1272/2008 applies in the UK from Jan 1st 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 4 February 2022]

Poison Centres Portal - Belgium Connects
The Belgium poison centre has announced that they are now connected to the poison centre portal. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 24 January 2022]

Revision Of The REACH Regulation
Following the Roadmap issued last year, the European Commission has today launched a consultation on a revision of the REACH Regulation. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 20 January 2022]

EAC Corrigendum Published
The National Chemical Emergency Centre have published a corrigendum for the Dangerous Goods Emergency Action Code list 2021. CHCS members can read more on our News Briefings page. [Posted on 17 December 2021]

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.

To register for access to the video, please visit our video registration page: Endocrine Disruptors Video Registration.

[Posted on 1 July 2019]

CHCS News Summary
  • Alternative Arrangements For UK REACH Registration Being Considered By Defra
    (6 December 2021)

  • CLP Annex VI Correction Published
    (17 November 2021)

  • Model Regulations, 22nd Revised Edition
    (1 November 2021)

  • The Deadline To Submit A Downstream User Notification (DUIN)
    (26 October 2021)

  • The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations Amendments Now Combined
    (21 October 2021)

  • The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods And Use Of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2009 Amended
    (21 October 2021)

  • ECHA - Safer Chemicals Recordings Available
    (20 October 2021)

  • GHS Revision 9
    (20 September 2021)

  • UK Cosmetics Regulation
    (1 September 2021)

  • MLA 340 And RID 06/2021 Counter-Signed By The United Kingdom
    (20 August 2021)

  • Publication Of The Draft 18th ATP To The CLP Regulation
    (17 August 2021)

  • Dangerous Emails Disguised As Coming From NPIS
    (29 July 2021)

  • SDS Will Be The Focus For Enforcement In 2023
    (20 July 2021)

  • Government Updates Their Guidance On Poison Centres
    (29 June 2021)

  • Inception Impact Assessments (Roadmaps) For REACH & CLP - deadline 23:00 GMT
    (31 May 2021)

  • Poison Centre Practical Guide updated
    (20 May 2021)

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