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Ministerial Officials Answer Questions on Decree 591
Mar 11, 2011
“Regulations on the Safe management of Hazardous Chemicals” (also called Decree 591) was published, on 2nd March 2011. Recently, Legal Affairs Office of the State Council and General Administration of Quality Supervision responsible officials answered the questions about the revised regulation.
Overview of China New Chemical Substance Notification (China REACH)
Feb 08, 2011
China's existing Regulation for chemical substances refers to the Measures on the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances, which was issued by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) of the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on September 12, 2003 and became effective on October 15, 2003.
China REACH: Scope and Obligations
Feb 05, 2011
China REACH requires that the ‘new’ chemical substances in China to be notified to the Chemical Registration Center -Ministry of Environmental Protection (CRC-MEP). A new substance is any chemical substance that is not included in the Inventory of Existing Chemical Substances in China. (IECSC). Categories of exemption from notification include finished products, naturally occurring substances, alloys and non-isolated intermediates.
A Comparative Analysis of Data Requirements under China REACH and EU REACH
Nov 10, 2010
China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) promulgated “Measures on Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances” (MEP Order No. 7, also called China REACH) which came into force on 15th October 2010. The regulation bears some similarities with EU REACH but in practice the two systems are very different. In this article the major differences are outlined.
Data Requirements under China REACH
Oct 06, 2010
Under China REACH, depending on the notification type and the tonnage band, the minimum data requirements vary. There are three basic types of testing, physico-chemical, toxicological and eco-toxicological testing. Certain eco-toxicological testing is required to be carried out within Chinese territory in approved Chinese laboratories. This includes testing on Chinese target organisms, particularly aquatic toxicity (e.g. Zebra fish).
IECSC Search under China REACH
Aug 05, 2010
The Inventory of Existing Substances in China (IECSC) contains all the chemical substances used in China between 1992 and 2003. If a substance is not included in the IECSC, the production, import or use of this substance in China without notification is prohibited. Following the online and formal comprehensive searches, if the substance is not included on the IECSC, it is a currently a new substance in China. The 2010 IECSC inventory includes 45,602 substances.
China REACH: An Introduction
Aug 05, 2010
On October 15th 2010, a REACh- style regulation "Measures for the Environmental Management of New Chemical Substances’ or ‘China REACH", came into effect, under the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP). China’s update of its regulation follows other countries which are moving towards a more comprehensive evaluation and tracking of chemical substances.
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