• Low Hazard Chemicals Proposed for Exemption of Registration and Notification under Korea REACH

      October 19, 2018    Nadine He    136

    On 12 Oct 2018, South Korea’s MoE issued a notice (No. 2018-764) seeking feedback on proposed registration/notification exemptions under the revised K-REACH (effective on 1 Jan 2019).
  • China Destroys CFC-11 Illegal Manufacturing Facility

      October 18, 2018    lynn liang    269

    On Oct 15th 2018, The Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) of China publicized the discovery and closure of an illegal manufacturing plant producing CFC-11 in Henan Province. 3 suspects have been arrested and another 2 are still at large.
  • MEE Government Affair Service Center Officially Opens

      October 18, 2018    lynn liang    260

    On Oct 12, 2018, MEPSCC (China Solid Waste and Chemical Management) announced that from Oct 15, the channel for new chemical notification and import declaration for solid waste has been transformed to the government affair service center under MEE, and the original...
  • South Korea Designates 15 New Toxic Chemicals

      October 17, 2018    Nadine He    308

    Takehome: 15 chemical substances were listed as toxic. Chemical name or concentration threshold were updated for 3 toxic substances that were previously designated. Additional transitional measures were provided for control of these substances.
  • Korea Consults on 544 CMRs Requiring Registration Before 2021

      October 17, 2018    Nadine He    370

    Takehome: 544 CMRs are drafted for K-REACH registration before 30 Jun 2021. Pre-registration is required before 30 Jun 2019 (accounting for full registration grace period). In a significant move, South Korea's Ministry of Environment issued a draft list of 544...
  • Japan METI Details Small Volume Substance/Low Volume Notification Requirements

      October 16, 2018    lynn liang    416

    As the implementation date of Jan 1, 2019 approaches for amended small volume substance notification and low volume notification of new chemical substances under the Japan Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL), METI has released more implementation details in...
  • Shanghai New Chemicals Inspection 2018

      2 Oct 2018   Matt Lyu

    On Sep 27th, 2018, Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau (SEPB) held a conference and announced that SEPB would immediately initiate the 2018 program of new chemical inspection and evaluation. (上海市2018年新化学物质跟踪控制检查专项评估工作方案...
  • Taiwan Details Supporting Measures for Registration of Existing Chemicals

      28 Aug 2018   lynn liang

    Taiwan EPA held a briefing session on supporting measures for registration of existing chemicals on Aug 22, 2018 with the aim of helping stakeholders understand standard registration measures before implementation of the new regulation, and to aid in timely preparation of documentation and data. The meeting was attended by both enterprises and industry representatives.
  • China's MEE: A Look at China's New Environmental Protection Ministry

      22 Aug 2018   Ying Zhang

    China has disbanded the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) and established a new ministry- the ministry of Ecology and Environmental (MEE). The detailed plan was not released until recently, which specifies the responsibilities, subordinate branches and MEE staff (三定方案).
  • A Summary of China Local Regulations on VOCs Emission

      12 Jul 2018   Ying Zhang

    This article will summarize China’s provincial or local standards regulating VOCs emissions in key cities/provinces.
  • Chinese MEE Put Sky-high Risks on Environmental Monitor Staff

      29 Jun 2018   Matt Lyu

    Chinese MEE issued a notice requiring stricter management over environmental quality monitoring facilities and organizations. Staff for producing monitor data would be lifetime accountable for the authenticity.
  • A Summary of China National Regulations on VOCs

      31 May 2018   Ying Zhang

    The following is a list of 15 regulations or projects on VOCs emission management in China listed in chronological order of implementation/development.