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by June Kang

The Ministry of Environment (MOE) published the official notification of the Designation of Risk-Concerned Product and Safety and Labelling Standards on April 1, 2015 as MOE Notification No. 2015-41. This notification includes a list of products regulated under K-REACH and safety, labelling and packaging standards.

Designated products containing chemical substances are listed below:

  1. Detergent product group - Cleaners, Synthetic detergents, Bleaching agents and Fabric softeners
  2. Coating/Adhesive product group - Coating agents and Adhesives
  3. Air freshener product group - Air fresheners and Deodorizing agents

MOE plans to add more products, including disinfectants and anti-rust additives, later in April 2015 through an amendment.

References:

Designation of Risk-Concerned Product and Safety and Labelling Standards published on April 1, 2015 as MOE Notification No. 2015-41

http://www.me.go.kr/home/web/index.do?menuId=71

 

by June Kang

The Korea Ministry of Environment (MOE) announced the proposed list of 518 Existing Substances Subject to Registration as public announcement No. 2015-0191 on April 1, 2015. The list contains the same chemical substances as the preliminary announcement made on October 31, 2014. The public hearing period is open from April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015. This list is scheduled to be finalized and officially announced in June 2015. Once the final list is published in June, companies manufacturing or importing substances subject to registration will have a three year grace period to prepare and submit their registration dossier; the anticipated expected deadline is June 30, 2018.

References:

The Act on Registration and Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (enacted on May 22, 2013 as Act No. 11789, effective on January 1, 2015) 화학물질의 등록 및 평가 등에 관한 법률 (제정 2013.5.22, 법률 제11789호, 시행일 2015.1.1)

http://law.go.kr/lsInfoP.do?lsiSeq=140402&ancYd=20130522&efYd=20150101&ancNo=11789#0000 (Korean)

http://www.law.go.kr/lsInfoP.do?lsiSeq=140402&chrClsCd=010203&urlMode=engLsInfoR&viewCls=engLsInfoR#0000 (English)

Enforcement Decree and Regulation

http://www.chemnavi.or.kr/spkreach/archives.asp (Korean)

 

ChemADVISOR is please to announce the agenda for the free June 24 EHS&T Seminar to take place at the Regional Learning Alliance near Pittsburgh in Cranberry, Pennsylvania:

 

8:00 AM Room Opens and Registration Begins
LOLI in the Cloud and EHS-Authoring Tool product showcase
9:00 AM Opening Remarks
9:20 AM An Introduction to Market Readiness and Other Services
Chemical control, product registration, transportation and usage specific regulations
10:00 AM Break
10:30 AM The Problems We Can Define
A review of the regulatory world as it exists today
11:00 AM An Approach for Global Compliance
11:30 AM Lunch
12:30 AM The Problems Without Definition
Undefined and future issues for regulation and market readiness
1:15 PM Panel Discussion
Using Knowledge Across Borders – Benefits and Risks
2:00 PM Break
2:30 PM The Newest Country Specific Developments in 2014-15
Canada, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea
3:00 PM How ChemADVISOR Can Help with Market Readiness
3:30 PM Closing Remarks & Networking
  LOLI in the Cloud and EHS-Authoring Tool product showcase

Please join us for this engaging free day of learning and discussion.  We are accepting registrations immediately. Send your name, company name, email and telephone number to info@chemadvisor.com

by June Kang

Under the Act on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals (referred to as K-REACH), the provision of chemical safety information is mandatory when a supplier provides new chemical substances or substances subject to registration. The required chemical information includes the substance’s registration number, name, hazard and risk data and information on safe use. The details are outlined in Article 36 of the Enforcement Regulation of the Act. In Article 36, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) requires the use of Form-25 Chemical Safety Information for substances or mixtures that are not subject to the MSDS provision in Article 41 of the Industrial (or Occupational) Safety and Health Act (ISHA). To fill out Form-25, equivalent information for a full MSDS preparation is required, including risk information. When transferring the substances or mixtures subject to the MSDS provision under ISHA, Form-26 Chemical Safety Information – Risk Information has to be attached to the MSDS at the time of transfer. The Chemical Safety Report using Form-25 or Form-26 which is attached to the MSDS has to be provided to the recipient of the material at the time of transferring the substance or mixture or in advance of the transfer. In the event that the supplier repeatedly transfers the same substance or mixture to the recipient, the information only needs to be provided with the initial transfer of the substance or mixture. Please note that all the information filled out in the official form has to be identical to the information submitted for registration.

References:

The Act on Registration and Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (enacted on May 22, 2013 as Act No. 11789, effective on January 1, 2015) 화학물질의 등록 및 평가 등에 관한 법률 (제정 2013.5.22, 법률 제11789호, 시행일 2015.1.1)

http://law.go.kr/lsInfoP.do?lsiSeq=140402&ancYd=20130522&efYd=20150101&ancNo=11789#0000 (Korean)

http://www.law.go.kr/lsInfoP.do?lsiSeq=140402&chrClsCd=010203&urlMode=engLsInfoR&viewCls=engLsInfoR#0000 (English)

Enforcement Decree and Regulation

http://www.chemnavi.or.kr/spkreach/archives.asp (Korean)