Shawbury, UK - The European Union's chemicals regulation REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) has changed the regulatory environment for all companies in all sectors in the EU, says polymer consultancy iSmithers. With REACH in place now for almost three years, the challenges facing industry have changed -- and they have now been increased following the introduction of the CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) Regulation which implements the GHS (Globally Harmonised System for the classification and labelling of chemicals) in the European Union (EU), the consultancy points out.
To help companies understand and manage these aspects, iSmithers is organising two one-day events in Brussels, 27 and 28 Jan 2010, to explore two issues of major concern in detail.
The first event, 'Managing SVHCs under REACH, ' on 27 Jan 2010, will address how substances of very high concern (SVHCs) are addressed in REACH. Relevant issues include authorisation, the candidate list, stakeholder 'black lists', communication requirements (Article 33), testing for SVHCs in articles, and supply chain management and communication.
The second event, 'Understanding & Implementing CLP,' on 28 Jan 2010, will focus on the requirements in the CLP Regulation. The scope will be broader whilst focussing on the priority areas such as the deadline for classification and labelling of substances, and notifications for the classification and labelling inventory, both of which have a December 2010 deadline.
The two events have been developed for industry, regulators and service providers to help ensure that they understand the practical implications for them from the SVHC requirements in REACH and the requirements placed on industry by the CLP Regulation.
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