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The Drinking Water Directive (DWD) sets quality standards for drinking water quality at the tap (microbiological, chemical and organoleptic parameters). The overall objective is to protect the health of the consumers in the European Union and to make sure ...
The Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive concerning the ‘collection, treatment and discharge of urban waste water and the treatment and discharge of waste water from certain industrial sectors’, was adopted on 21 May 1991. Its objective is ‘to protect th ...
The Gothenburg Protocol was signed in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 30 November 1999 and entered into force on 17 May 2005. The protocol is part of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution which is itself an international agreement to protect hu ...
The new framework for setting environmental quality standards to help identify priority substances, and other pollutants, under the Water Framework Directive, and other European water policies, the ‘Priority Substances Directive’, was established on 16 De ...
Norwegian PoHS (Prohibition on Hazardous Substances in Consumer Products) became effective on 1st January 2008. The PoHS and EU RoHS Directive are similar and concern consumer products. Although the legislation applies only to Norway, PoHS standards could ...
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The Korean Toxic Chemicals Control Act (TCCA) was originally implemented in 1991 by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and been revised several times since and most recently in March 2008. Its aim is to control industrial chemicals in Korea by preventing r ...
The aim of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (adopted in June 2008) is to protect more effectively the marine environment across Europe. It aims to achieve good environmental status of the EU's marine waters by 2020 and to protect the resource base ...
The Sewage Sludge Directive, of 12 June 1986, was brought into effect to encourage the application of sewage sludge in agriculture due to the high levels of nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorous it contains as well as valuable organic matter which ar ...
The Chemical Agents Directive lays down minimum requirements aimed at protecting workers from risks to their health and safety that could arise from the effects of chemical agents that are present at the workplace or as a result of any work activity invol ...
At the end of February 2011, the South Korean Ministry of the Environment (MOE) released a draft of “the Act on the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals” for public consultation. The new REACH-like Act will overhaul the current TCCA and regulate both ...
The Japanese Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL) was first implemented on 1 Oct 1972. It regulates chemicals used in workplace with the purpose of preventing workers from exposure to carcinogens. The law is administered by the Ministry of Health, Labo ...
The CLP Regulation was published in the Official Journal on 31 December 2008 and entered into force on 20 January 2009. According to the Regulation, the deadline for substance classification according to the new rules is 1 December 2010. For mixtures, the ...
The DPD is an EU directive, similar to the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD), but applies to preparations (mixtures), and finished products, rather than to substances on their own. The DPD requires suppliers of preparations to classify the preparation ...
The DSD was introduced in 1967 and outlines EU-wide provisions on classification, labeling and packaging of dangerous substances; it will be repealed in 2015 when only rules on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging  of Substances and Mixtures ( ...
On 2 November 2009 Taiwan established a program for Existing Chemical Substance Nomination (ECN) and New Chemical Notification (NCN) under the Council of Labour Affairs (CLA); it is being assisted by the Safety and Health Technology Centre (SAHTECH). The ...
The purpose of the new systems of classification and labelling is to identify the properties of substances and preparations (mixtures) that may constitute a hazard during normal handling and use and communicate these hazards, with the people who use them, ...
The Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive was first established in 1990; there have been several amendments to the Directive the most recent of which is the 2004 version which is available here. The aim of the directive is to protect workers against health ...
The purpose of the Environmentally Hazardous Substances Notification and Registration (EHSNR) scheme, of Malaysia, is to provide information to the Malaysian Government that will enable the Department of Environment (DOE) and other agencies involved in ch ...