January 2023: Chemical Regulatory Updates in Europe and America

Feb. 07th, 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

The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) added nine hazardous substances to the Candidate List of SVHCs on January 17, 2023. They are used for example in flame retardants, paints and coatings, inks and toners, coating products, plasticizers and in the manufacture of pulp and paper. Now the list contains 233 chemicals that can harm people or the environment. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in EU and UK:

North America

On January 6, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the automatic addition of nine per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) list. As of January 1, 2023, facilities which are subject to reporting requirements for these chemicals should start tracking their activities involving these PFAS. (Read more)

More regulation highlights in North America:

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