Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) is consulting on significant changes to its new and existing chemical registrations.
The proposals include harmonising registration types and data requirements between the Toxic Chemical Substances Control Act (TCSCA) – run by the EPA – and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (Osha) – run by the Ministry of Labour.
They also include setting a trigger for an obligatory Phase I registration. This will be six months after an existing substance has been manufactured, or imported, in a volume of 100kg or above for the first time.
Other proposed changes are:
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