The draft Regulation on Chemical Substance Environmental Risk Assessment and Control was issued on 8 Jan, with the ambition to comprehensively manage chemicals, covering both new and existing chemicals in China. It will make up for the limitations of Decree No. 591, and it will serve as the overarching regulation of environmental management of existing and new chemicals. Although China was initially looking to develop a REACH-like regulation, considering administrative capacity and the administrative burdens inherent in a REACH-like regulation, China is instead opting to use a regulation similar to Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). The details of the regulation have been reported by ChemLinked, please click here to read more.
The Draft consists of 6 parts, which are:
Chapter 1 General principle
Chapter 2 Chemical substance environmental risk assessment
Chapter 3 Chemical substance environmental risk control
Chapter 4 New chemical substance environmental management registration and risk control
Chapter 5 Legal liability
Chapter 6 Annex