REACH   Legislation no.: 1907/2006/EC R egistration  E valuation  A uthorization &  R estriction of  CH emicals  Presenter...
Agenda <ul><li>Goal of REACH </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of REACH  </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of REACH </li></ul><ul><li>BCSI...
Goal of REACH  <ul><li>REACH is the most complex and stringent chemical restricting  legislation, 2006/1907/EC, and has en...
Elements of  REACH <ul><li>REACH  defines  S ubstances of  V ery  H igh  C oncern,  SVHC , in Article 57 of Regulation. It...
Impact of REACH (1) <ul><li>Article importer/producer in EU has to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain SVHC chemicals information...
Impact of REACH (2)  <ul><li>REACH affects almost every single multi-national company through its provisions, with obligat...
 
 
Others  laws in horizon.. <ul><li>There are a few others key Laws and Directives setting up  limits for hazardous material...
 
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  1. 1. REACH Legislation no.: 1907/2006/EC R egistration E valuation A uthorization & R estriction of CH emicals Presenter : Bharat Shah
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Goal of REACH </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of REACH </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of REACH </li></ul><ul><li>BCSI obligation & Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Q & A </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goal of REACH <ul><li>REACH is the most complex and stringent chemical restricting legislation, 2006/1907/EC, and has entered into force in 1 June 2007. It aims to; </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ensure protection of Human and the Environment from chemical risks and to enhance competitiveness and innovation in Europe . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create a single system to monitor chemicals of 1 ton or more on the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>put Articles under regulation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage data sharing and reduce animal testing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All goals require a common approach to identify, communicate and control risk from chimerical </li></ul>
  4. 4. Elements of REACH <ul><li>REACH defines S ubstances of V ery H igh C oncern, SVHC , in Article 57 of Regulation. It include substances which are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT) or very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified, on a case-by-case basis, from scientific evidence as causing probable serious effects to human health or the environment of an equivalent level of concern as those above (e.g. endocrine disrupters) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The first list of 15 SVHC has been published at end of October 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>These new substances are only require to be tested before being placing Article on EU market. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Impact of REACH (1) <ul><li>Article importer/producer in EU has to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain SVHC chemicals information and use that data to Register or Notify with ECHA (article 7) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate the content of SVHC in the supply chain (article 33). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under REACH, all Europeans are given the right to obtain information on the presence of dangerous chemicals. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Under REACH, retailers and manufacturers have only 45 days to answer what SVHC substances are in their products. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The timeliness and quality of a company’s response to the REACH obligations is being closely watched by Non Government Organizations (NGOs), consumer groups and the media. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BCSI should expect more RoHS type paper questionnaires. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Format of data to be reported is not defined </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Impact of REACH (2) <ul><li>REACH affects almost every single multi-national company through its provisions, with obligations for Article (product) producers and importers. </li></ul><ul><li>In theory, BCSI Environmental Regulatory group are supposed to know quantity of all SVHC inside all products’ BOM & parts – including paper, bags, fabrics, DVD case, etc – delivered to EU customers. </li></ul>
  7. 9. Others laws in horizon.. <ul><li>There are a few others key Laws and Directives setting up limits for hazardous material content inside specific or generic type of products. Among them: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>California: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prop 65 ( lead inside plastics, cables, tapes, etc) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACTM ( fomaldehyde inside composite wood) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norway: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Draft PoHS  10 more substances for 2009 ? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pollutant Release and Transfer Registers (PRTRs) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>JMoss => similar to RoHS since July 1st, 2006 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Korea: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Korean “RoHS” enter into force on 1 July 2008 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USA: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lacey Act ( all products made of plants  paper, cardboard,, etc) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 11. Q & A End

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