K-REACH ministerial decree officially published on December 24, 2014

Original Article from CIRS

South Korea's ministerial decree for the implementation of the Act for the Registration and Evaluation of Chemicals (K-REACH), and the Chemicals Control Act (CCA), has been published officially on 24 December.

As early as February this year, the drafted ministerial decree was firstly published. K-REACH, and the CCA both are planned to take effect on 1 January, 2015.

The highlights of the Ministerial Decree can be concluded as the follow:

  • the reporting obligation applies to new and existing substances produced or imported in annual quantities of one ton or more;
  • a list of designated existing substances subject to registration will be announced every three years;
  • the assessment of registration dossiers and requirements for updating registration dossiers;
  • information requirements for applications for exemptions from registration;
  • joint submission and use of data;
  • hazard assessments of registered substances to be conducted by the Ministry of Environment;
  • templates for registration, annual reporting, notifications, exemptions and CBI are attached to the decree;
  • details on the notification of products containing hazardous substances; and
  • the qualification and requirements for only representatives.

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