Regulation of New Chemicals
All those chemicals which have been introduced to the market at greater than 10 kg/year since September 1981 (and are therefore not on the EINECS list, below) have had to go through the ‘new chemicals’ notification procedure. This process was introduced as an amendment to 67/548 (above). All new substances are listed on the European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS), see the European Chemicals Bureau for more details.
The new substances notification includes specific pre-market testing and assessment, with testing requirements increasing with tonnage per notifier on the market, in six different tonnage bands.