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Commission poised to amend REACH reprotoxicity rules

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Friday, 20 February 2015

Chemical Watch reports that the European Commission was due to adopt amendments on 20 February to the REACH annexes covering reproductive toxicity testing, replacing the standard two-generation (OECD TG 416) with the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (Eogrts) (OECD TG 443).

Once adopted, the changes to Annexes VIII, IX and X should be published within a week or so, and will come into force 20 days after. Echa will then update its guidance on reproductive toxicity accordingly.

The Commission's...

EU Commission launches major REACH impacts study

Post By: Jonathan Rickwood on Thursday, 19 February 2015

Chemical Watch reports that a study that aims to evaluate the impact of REACH on the operational conditions and structure of chemical and downstream industries has been launched by the European Commission's industry directorate, DG Growth.

An extensive survey has been launched to provide information for the study, which is being jointly prepared by the Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services (CSES), Risk & Policy Analysts and Ökopol. The project's aim, says the survey, is to “remedy any weaknesses identified during the...

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