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China Implements New Standard on Major Hazard Installations for Hazardous Chemicals
Mar 07, 2019
An Overview of China’s Solid Waste and Chemical Management Plans in 2019
Mar 01, 2019
China 2019 work priorities for environmental management of solid waste and chemicals will focus on “system building”, “two major reforms”, “two special campaigns” and “four key tasks”.
Industry Concerns over China’s Draft Regulation on Chemical Assessment and Control
Feb 01, 2019
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 regulation was newly drafted by China MEE, named as the Regulation on environmental risk assessment and control of chemical substances.
Exemption Criteria under China Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations - JT/T617-2018： Limited Quantity and Excepted Quantity
Dec 19, 2018
Dangerous goods packed in limited quantity and excepted quantity refer to dangerous goods exempted from certain transport requirements as attained by decreasing/ eliminating the transport risks through a reduction in transported quantity/volume, and adherence to special packaging and marking stipulations.
Exemption Criteria under China Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations - JT/T617-2018: Small Quantity
Dec 05, 2018
1. To ascertain RTDG compliance obligation exemption eligibility first determine the transport category and maximum carriage amount according to UN number and packing group to determine whether dangerous goods meet the exemption conditions of small quantity transportation 2. For mixed load of dangerous goods, maximum carriage amount is 500 (KG/L), calculated by multiplying different coefficients corresponding to different transport categories 3. Dangerous goods which meet the special exemption provisions in Appendix A, column 6 in JT/T617.3-2018 shall be exempted according to relevant items and requirements in Appendix B of JT/T617.3-2018. 4. Regulatory compliance obligations related to dangerous goods transported in limited quantity and excepted quantity will be analyzed and interpreted in a following article.
Taiwan GHS: Revised Labeling and Hazard Communication Regulation Published
Nov 15, 2018
1. Taiwan MoEL revised the Regulation of Labeling and Hazard Communication of Hazardous Chemicals. 2. Amendments were made to Article 4, Article 5, Article 13, Article 18, Article 18-1, Article 23, Attachment 1 and Attachment 4.
Chemical Management in Philippine
Nov 07, 2018
RA 6969, known as the “Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Control Act of 1990”, is the key legislation on management of chemical substances and mixtures in Philippine published by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). In 1992, DENR further promulgated the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act 6969 to complete the implementation details.
Philippine’s Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification (PMPIN) of New Chemical Substances
Nov 07, 2018
PMPIN, Pre-Manufacture and Pre-Importation Notification is a prerequisite for any chemicals entering the Philippine’s market (specific exemptions applicable). The main objective is to ensure that new chemicals that pose an unreasonable risk to human health and environment cannot be manufactured or imported into the country, or alternatively are placed under control and restriction.
Philippine Inventory of Chemical and Chemical Substance (PICCS)
Nov 07, 2018
The Philippine Inventory of Chemicals and Chemical Substances (PICCS) is a list of all existing chemicals and chemical substances used, sold, distributed, imported, processed, manufactured, stored, exported, treated or transported in the Philippines.
K-REACH Pre-registration: Concise Overview of Critical Checkpoints
Oct 31, 2018
The Act on Registration, Evaluation and etc. of Chemicals (a.k.a “K-REACH”) has been revised and will come into effect on 1 Jan 2019. It should be noted that pre-registration before 30 Jun 2019 is necessary to be eligible for the phase-in registration grace period. In addition, it will streamline mandatory joint registration of identical substances.
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