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No.1 amendment to "Requirements of Concentration Limits for Certain Restricted Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products" will officially come into effect on January 1, 2026.
New Environmental Monitoring Requirements have been established, and the scope and obligations of the review have been clarified.
In accordance with REACH regulations, before conducting tests under Annex IX and X (for registration volumes of 100-1,000 tons per year and over 1,000 tons per year), registrants must submit a testing proposal (TP). After a consultation period, ECHA will finalize the testing requirements based on feedback and the characteristics of the substance.
In February 2024, the Shanghai Emergency Management Bureau and the Shanghai Transportation Commission officially released the "Notice on Advancing the Management on the Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals and the Loading and Unloading of Dangerous Goods through the Implementation of 'One Enterprise, One Product with One QR Code'" to require that Shanghai's hazardous chemicals enterprises complete the construction or transformation of the warehouse management system (Dynamic) for hazardous chemicals by December 31, 2024. With the implementation of Beijing's "Technical specifications for full-process traceability management of hazardous chemicals" (DB11/T 2196-2023) on April 1, 2024, many enterprises in multiple districts of Beijing have been required to start applying for and affixing traceability codes for hazardous chemicals.
On May 8, 2024, authorized by the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) expanded its REACH XV restriction proposal to include at least 12 Chromium (VI) compounds, supplementing the initial measures for Chromium trioxide and Chromic acid introduced in September 2023.
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Recently, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan released reporting guidelines regarding the manufacturing/import quantity for general chemicals, priority assessment chemicals, and monitoring chemicals. It aims to enhance the management of chemicals that pose potential environmental risks. The guidelines require companies that manufacture or import general chemicals, priority assessment chemicals of 1 ton or more, or monitoring chemicals of 1 kilogram or more during the fiscal year 2023 (April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024), to submit a detailed report to the METI.
South Korea issued Notice No. 2024-213, announcing a proposal to revise the Designation of Consumer Chemical Products Subject to Safety Verification, and Safety and Labeling Standards Thereof and is requesting public comments.
ECHA released the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for the years 2024-2026, which updates a list of 28 substances suspected to pose risks to human health and the environment for evaluation by the competent authorities of 11 Member States.
Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC) under the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) initiated a risk management evaluation and public consultation for chlorpyrifos, scientifically known as O, O-diethyl O-(3,5,6-trichloro-2-pyridyl) phosphorothioate.