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DEC to Hold Workshop for New York Businesses to Learn about New European Union Chemical Management System:
The workshop being held on September 26 at DEC headquarters in Albany will focus on the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH). REACH is a recently adopted overhaul of the chemicals management system in the EU. REACH has important implications for United States firms exporting to EU member states and the rules became effective on June 1, 2007.
The new REACH system places increased responsibility on companies to collect data on most chemicals on the market, assess the risk of these chemicals, and define safe use down the supply chain. It also requires companies to justify continued use of chemicals of very high concern. Any company that exports chemicals or chemical mixtures into the EU, competes in Europe, the U.S. or elsewhere with products meeting European standards, or exports finished products to Europe will be affected by REACH. The September 26 Albany workshop will feature one of the authors of the REACH legislation and will provide an update on chemical management activities in New York.
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DEC to Hold Workshop for New York Businesses to Learn about New European Union Chemical Management System.