NEW EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF) - gives you an overview of the European Union’s legislation on chemicals. You can search for information on your substances, find applicable laws and check what obligations you may have. For each piece of legislation below, you can find a summary of all the relevant information, including the scope, obligations, exemptions, regulatory activities and lists of impacted substances, together with links to the full legal texts in all EU languages. EUCLEF is funded by the EU Programme for Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME).
NEW Regulation (EU) 2020/878 of 18 June 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) - introduces requirements for the inclusion of certain information in safety data sheets in relation to Regulation (EU) 2018/1881 for nanoforms of substances and Annex VIII to Regulation (EC) № 1272/2008 (CLP). It shall apply from 1 January 2021. By way of derogation, safety data sheets which do not comply with the Annex to this Regulation may continue to be made available until 31 December 2022.
NEW Companies can now start to test ECHA’s SCIP database of products containing Candidate List substances of very high concern. The final database will be launched later this year. Companies will need to submit information to it from January 2021 onwards.
The prototype allows companies to get familiar with the database and test how to submit their SCIP notifications. Users can submit test data and provide feedback to ECHA to help us further improve the final version, which will be launched later in 2020. All submitted test data will be deleted before the launch.
As of 5 January 2021, companies placing articles on the EU market will need to submit SCIP notifications to ECHA if the articles they place on the EU market contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in concentrations above 0.1 % weight by weight. Companies will be able to submit data already in late 2020 when the final database is launched. The aim is to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals and transition towards a safer circular economy.
Companies will need to submit:
- information to identify the article;
- the name, concentration range and location of the SVHC in the article; and
- other information on its safe use.
From April 2020, we will check that use and exposure information as well as risk characterisation is included in your chemical safety report (CSR). This information has to be there because it forms the basis for risk management measures that companies communicate through their supply chains and need to follow to protect their workers and the environment. The checks of the chemical safety report will be based on the uses you have reported in your registration dossier. More
Ordinance on the Terms and Conditions for Issuing a Permit for Exemption under the Act on Protection from the Harmful Impact of the Chemical Substances and Mixtures - establishes a national procedure for issuing a permit for exemption from obligations arising from the REACH Regulation, when this is necessary for the interests of defense.
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Ongoing guidance consultations
Safety Data Sheets
NEW Regulation (EU) 2020/878 of 18 June 2020 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisatio...
Consumers of chemicals are affected by the REACH and CLP Regulations in different ways and their responsibilities depend on their activities and the chemicals they handle. ECHA has produced a series o...
Substances added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 25 June 2020: #Substance nameEC numberCAS numberReason for inclusionExamples of use(s) 1 1-vinylimidazole 214-012-0 1072-63-5 ...
Submitted restrictions under consideration Registry of restriction intentions until outcome
Inspections for the eighth major Forum enforcement project have started. The project will check whether companies selling hazardous substances, mixtures, biocidal products and articles online in Membe...
Webinars organized by ECHA
NEW Companies can now start to test ECHA’s SCIP database of products containing Candidate List substances of very high concern. The final database will be launched later this year. Com...