February 2023: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Europe and America

Mar. 03rd, 2023

This is a collection of regulatory updates in Europe and North America, including EU REACH, UK REACH, and US TSCA.

European Union & United Kingdom

On February 7, 2023, ECHA announced that the details of the proposed restrictions on around 10,000 PFASs could be accessed on ECHA’s website. ECHA’s scientific committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) will check that the proposal meets the legal requirements of REACH in their meetings in March 2023. If it does, the committees will begin their scientific evaluation of the proposal. A six-month consultation is planned to start on March 22, 2023. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in the EU and UK:

North America

On February 24, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a set of principles for evaluating cumulative risks under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and an approach for applying those principles to the evaluation of the cumulative risk posed by certain phthalate chemicals undergoing TSCA section 6 risk evaluation. It marks an important step in the process of EPA developing the capability under TSCA to examine the risk to people from exposure to multiple chemicals with similar effects. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in North America:

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