September 2006

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: EU registration of petroleum streams looms under REACH

First introduced in February 2001, The European Commission's "White Paper on the Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy" presented a new system of chemicals control: Registration, Evaluation and Autho..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

First introduced in February 2001, The European Commission's "White Paper on the Strategy for a Future Chemicals Policy" presented a new system of chemicals control: Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals or the REACH system. Under REACH, the responsibility to register and perform risk assessments shifts from member state governments to industry (manufacturers, importers and downstream users to evaluate and provide complete risk assessment of high-volume chemicals ($1,000 tpy production or usage). REACH was intended to merge legislation for new and existing chemicals under a common registration scheme and to maintain the possibility of restrictions of marketing and use. Ac

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