The European Commission has recently published the second report on the functioning of the Regulation (EC) no. 1907 / 2006 'REACH', as the result of an evaluation that, based on the principles of the so-called better regulation, had as its guiding principles 5 criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, consistency and added value.
Last 12 March, UNI passed the new UNI ISO 45001 'Management systems for health and safety at work - Requirements and guidance for use', a standard that specifies the requirements for a management system for health and safety at work (OH & S) and provides guidance for its use, in order to allow organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces, preventing injuries and illnesses related to work, and proactively improving its performance related to the management system OH & S.
Last January 16, the European Commission adopted, in the context of a more general process of transition to a more circular economy, the first European strategy on plastics.
The strategy is aimed at protecting the environment against plastic pollution and at the same time promoting growth and innovation.
Under the new plans, all plastic packaging on the EU market will be recyclable within 2030, the use of disposable plastic bags will be reduced and the intentional use of microplastics will be limited.
On the subject of the authorization procedure for Excess Chromium, the CTACsub Consortium made available the announced "Good Practice / Task Sheets" (GPS) documents.
On the topic of waterborne materials, ANIMA formalized its accession to the European Consortium EDW (European Drinking Water), which was established in Brussels with the aim of lobbying for the revision of the 98 / 83 / CE Directive DWD.
The next 21 September 2017 is the date identified by the 348 / 2013 Regulation (application of the REACH Regulation) as "a date within which the use of the Chromium Trioxide substance will be prohibited without the prior authorization being issued (" expiration date ") ".
The Chinese Ministry of Industry has made available two supporting documents for the application of China's existing legislation to "restrict the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment".
The documents are as follows:
The European Commission has published the update of Annex XIV to the REACH Regulation containing the list of substances subject to authorization.
The update includes the addition of twelve new substances, eight of which are classified toxic to reproduction, two have both carcinogenic properties and PBT / vPvB and two are endocrine disrupters. After this new update, the SVHCs shown in Annex XIV are forty-four.
The European Commission has updated the Guideline for the Implementation of the 2000 / 14 / EC Directive on Approximation of Member States' Legislation on Sound Emission
Environmental protection of machines and equipment intended for outdoor operation.
There were no substantial changes compared to the previous edition; The interventions were limited to:
Updating the legislative references
Updating references to European and international standards available
Update useful links
The European Chemicals Agency ECHA has released the new draft of the revision of the Guide devoted to the subject of substances in articles.
We recall that the revision was necessary in the light of the European Court of Justice judgment of 10 September 2015, which ruled on the interpretation of Article 7, 2 paragraph and Article 33 of REACH (calculation of the substances contained complex of very high concern in articles made of several articles).