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Registration requirements for nanoforms of substances clarified

14 December 2018

The European Commission has adopted new registration requirements for nanomaterials under the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH). It clarifies how to register nanoforms of substances and will apply from 1 January 2020.

Pesticides: new deadline for cumulative risk assessments

14 December 2018

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has set a new deadline for completion of two pilot assessments on the risks posed to humans by residues of multiple pesticides in food.

IATA updates its lithium battery guidance document

14 December 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has updated its Lithium Battery Guidance Document in line with the 60th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) 2019.

IATA competency-based training and assessment (CBTA)

14 December 2018

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is inviting industry to provide feedback on the changes to the competency-based training and assessment.

Concerns about registering same chemicals with the HSE

14 December 2018

Mary Creagh MP chaired a session of the Environmental Audit Committee that met together with members of the chemicals industry to discuss chemicals regulation after the UK has left the EU.

Companies to better assess safety and impact of nanomaterials

14 December 2018

An amendment to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation — adopted by the Commission — has clarified registrants’ obligations to provide information on nanoforms of substances.

Carriage of Dangerous Goods prohibition notices — July 2018

14 December 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published a list of Carriage of Dangerous Goods prohibition notices issued by Police or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or the Department for Transport in July 2018.

CLH proposals on two non-systemic contact herbicides and a fungicide open for comment

14 December 2018

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is consulting on new harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for triticonazole, phenmedipham and desmedipham.

VCA — Brexit information

11 December 2018

The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) has added a new web page to its website on Brexit and type approvals. It provides industry and other stakeholders with information around EU exit and in particular, the type approval of vehicles and non-road mobile machinery.

The HSE adds additional no-deal Brexit guidance on REACH

11 December 2018

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has added additional no-deal Brexit guidance on REACH to its Brexit web pages. These are the following.

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