Archive for April, 2018

Regulation (EU) 613/2018 (OJ:L102/1/2018) approving PHMB (1415; 4.7) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2 and 4

This Regulation approves the use of PHMB (1415; 4.7) as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 2 and 4, subject to certain specifications and conditions.
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Directive 2018/131/EU (OJ:L22/28/2018) implementing the Agreement concluded by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations and the European Transport Workers’ Federation to amend Directive 2009/13/EC in accordance with the amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

This Directive implements the Agreement concluded by the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) to amend Directive 2009/13/EC in accordance with the amendments of 2014 to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as approved by the International Labour Conference on 11 June 2014.
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Directive 2009/13/EC implemented…

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Decision 2018/622/EU (OJ:L102/80/2018) not approving chlorophene as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-type 3

This Decision states that chlorophene is not approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products for product-type 3.
According to opinion, biocidal products used for product-type 3 containing chlorophene were not expected to satisfy the safety requirements laid down in Regulation (EU) 528/2012 on the making available on the market and…

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Regulation (EU) 589/2018 (OJ:L99/7/2018) amending Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards methanol

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards methanol.
The amendment to Annex 17 of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 adds methanol to the list of restricted substances along with conditions of restriction.
Legislative background
On 16 January 2015, Poland submitted a dossier to the European…

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Decision 2018/619/EU (OJ:L102/21/2018) not approving PHMB (1415; 4.7) as an existing active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 1, 5 and 6

This Decision states that PHMB (1415; 4.7) is not approved as an active substance for use in biocidal products for product-types 1, 5 and 6.
According to opinion, biocidal products used for product-types 1, 5 and 6 containing PHMB (1415; 4.7) were not expected to satisfy the safety requirements laid down in Regulation (EU)…

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Decision 2018/594/EU (OJ:L99/16/2018) on the identification of benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) as a substance of very high concern according to Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006

This Decision, addressed to the European Chemicals Agency, identifies benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2 anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) (TMA) as a substance of very high concern under Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH).
On 17 January 2017 TMA was referred to the Commission for a decision on the basis of whether it should be classified as a substance…

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Regulation (EU) 614/2018 (OJ:L102/5/2018) approving azoxystrobin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10

This Regulation approves the use of azoxystrobin as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product-types 7, 9 and 10, subject to certain specifications and conditions.
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Regulation (EU) 608/2018 (OJ:L101/64/2018) laying down technical criteria for electronic tags for marine equipment

This Regulation establishes technical criteria for electronic tags for marine equipment.
‘Electronic tags’  are markers with radio frequency identification or with a data matrix code.
Manufacturers of marine equipment may use the electronic tags specified in the Annex to this Regulation, which include:

radio frequency identification tags affixed permanently on a marine equipment…

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Regulation (EU) 588/2018 (OJ:L99/3/2018) amending Annex 17 to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

This Regulation amends Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP).
The amendment to Annex 17 of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 adds 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone to the list of restricted substances along with conditions of restriction.
Legislative background
The Commission concluded that there is an unacceptable risk to the health…

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Merchant Shipping (International Load Line Convention) (Amendment) Regulations SI 2018/155

These Regulations came into force on 9 March 2018 and apply to England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
They implement the International Convention on Load Lines 1966, as modified by the 1988 Protocol relating to the Convention, and all amendments to these, into domestic law.
These Regulations aim to reduce the risk…

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