K-REACH: Draft List of 1st Batch PECs Released

  •   31 Oct 2014
  •    Matt Lu

    Takehome:

    • Draft list of PECs is released
    • Final list will be published in 2015

    On Oct 31st, MOE released the draft list of the first batch of PECs, containing 518 chemicals. This batch of PECs must be registered within 3 years of the release date of the final list.

    The registration criteria of existing chemicals under K-REACH will be different from that under EU REACH. The latter requires all existing chemicals to be registered, while K-REACH only requires registration of Priority Evaluation Chemicals (PECs) in quantities greater than 1 ton per year.

    PECs are selected based on hazard information and tonnage. There are two major sources for PECs

    1. Chemicals used to be under the management of TCCA
    2. Chemicals identified as hazardous in abroad.

     

    Source

    Hazardous

    Tonnage

    Amount

    TCCA

    Toxic chemicals

    Above 1 ton/year

    421

    Observational chemicals

    Restricted/Prohibited chemicals

    Chemicals under tonnage supervision

    Above 10 ton/year

    Chemicals prone to accidents

    N/A

    Suspended chemicals *

    Selected regardless of tonnage

    Abroad

    Chemicals restricted by EU

    Selected in preference to others

    351 (254 of which overlap with TCCA)

    Chemicals identified by IARC

    Above 10 ton/year

    CMR chemicals

    Toxic chemicals for aquatic environment

     

     

     

    * Suspended chemicals mean the chemicals that are implicated as a causative factor in an accident.

    By requiring registration for PECs, MoE aims to gather information and limit the use of hazardous chemicals. The replacement of these chemicals will be encouraged. From now on, MoE will organize a comprehensive investigation of chemicals in the list. In March 2015 the evaluation committee will hold a deliberation on the list. Then in June 2015, the final list of the 1st batch of PECs will be determined.

    However, it should be remembered that PECs are not the only chemicals that should be registered. Low volume chemicals of less than 1 ton/year that pose serious risk to human health and the environment will also require registration. 

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    Comments

    I would wish to the latest chemical pesticides registered in China and south Korea to held us in the decision making when evaluating pesticides in kenya
    Dear Barasa, sorry I don't quite understand your question. Do you want to know about the pesticides registration information in China and South Korea? Could you specify so that we can see how we could help you? Thank you!
    I would wish to the latest chemical pesticides registered in China and south Korea to held us in the decision making when evaluating pesticides in kenya
    Hi Matt, I think he needs to know the registered pesticide list of China and Korea. REACH24H agrochem department could provide this information.
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