EU: Detailed Information Requirements for the SCIP Database, Report, September 2019

This document presents an overview of the information requirements for the database organized by following the conceptual data model (Section 2); it provides further clarity on the approach taken for the design of the SCIP database to all interested parties, namely duty holders and REACH and Waste Member State Competent Authorities.

The conceptual model provides a basis for the implementation of the SCIP database on articles containing Candidate List substances under the Waste Framework Directive envisaged by ECHA.

The conceptual model of the database:

1. Provides a high level view on the scope of the information / data to be stored in the database;
2. Establishes key relationships between the main entities within the database’s scope;
3. Clarifies key concepts.

The mandatory information requirements for the database consist of all the data fields which need to be filled in by the duty holders when preparing their notifications. The optional fields may be filled in on a voluntary basis.

The information requirements, which define the content of the database, have been developed based on legal requirements and consultations with the European Commission, Member States and stakeholders. Suppliers of articles need to provide:

  • information that allows the article to be identified;
  • the name, concentration range and location of the SVHC in the article; and
  • possibly other information on the safe use of the article.

The SCIP database will provide waste operators with information about the hazardous substances in the waste they process so that material streams can potentially be “cleaned” before recycling and reused in the production of new articles to ensure a true and safe circular economy.

In addition, the increased transparency on the presence of hazardous substances will help consumers to make better informed choices when purchasing products and provide information on how to best use and dispose of such articles.

https://www.echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/28213971/scip_information_requirements_en.pdf/9715c4b1-d5fb-b2de-bfb0-c216ee6a785d

China: Public Consultation on Production, Use and Replacement of Six Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), Draft Announcement, September 2019

On 18 September 2019, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) opened a public consultation to collect from the industry, information on the production and use of six persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

The proposal aims to further align with the prohibition or restrictions of these substances under the Stockholm Convention. The substances are:

  • short-chained chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs),
  • decabromobiphenyl ether (DecaBDE),
  • polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN),
  • hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD),
  • pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters,
  • perfluorooctanoic Acid  (PFOA) and its salts and related compounds.

Relevant stakeholders are required to submit to the MEE by e-mail (li.qiushuang@fecomee.org.cn) before 31 October 2019 information regarding the:

  • state of production and use of these substances,
  • possibility of the immediate discontinuation of production and use for purposes other than specific exempted ones
  • suitability of ending production and use for specific exemption use in the next 5 years, and
  • suitability of control of these substances release into the environment