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ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation to Hold REACH Q&A Teleconference

New York, Aug 01, 2008

ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation The ANSI/NAM Network on Chemical Regulation (Network), in conjunction with Keller and Heckman, will be hosting a REACH question and answer teleconference on Thursday, August 28, 2008.

REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals – is a European Union Regulation that took effect on June 1, 2007. Under the legislation, manufacturers worldwide are required to register chemical substances exported to the EU in quantities of one or more tons per year. Companies have the opportunity to participate in a simplified “pre-registration” process at no cost, and to receive permission fully register at a later date. The pre-registration period ends on December 30, 2008.

The teleconference will address a diverse array of REACH-related topics, including:

  • the status of manufactured objects as articles;
  • the online pre-registration process;
  • the Only Representative (OR) mechanism;
  • definition of importers under REACH;
  • the phase-in status of substances;
  • the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) and pre-consortia/consortia participation;
  • the proposed draft Candidate list substances; and more.

Teleconference participants may submit questions ahead of time or pose them during the call. To submit a question for discussion, email it to by August 18, 2008. Participation is free of charge, and registration is not required.

Teleconference information:
Thursday, August 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT
Domestic Dial-in: 1.800.482.1732
International Dial-in: 1.719.955.0808
Passcode: 388584

The Keller and Heckman law firm is an active member of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Network. Keller and Heckman associates Dr. Herb Estreicher, Mr. Cyril Jacquet, and Dr. Mark Boelens will be providing responses to the questions raised.

Formed in October 2007 by ANSI and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the Network is an issue-driven forum established to enable U.S. manufacturers and other stakeholders with one voice when addressing domestic, regional, foreign and global chemical regulations.

For more information on the Network, visit or email

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