TURKREACH KKDIK is the Turkish Ministry of Environmental and Urbanisation (MoEU) Regulation on chemicals and their safe use, which is published on 23rd June, 2017. It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.
TURKREACH KKDIK addresses the use and production of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both the environment and human health.
TURKREACH KKDIK is the most comprehensive and stringent Turkish chemical legislation to date. TURKREACH KKDIK requires all companies producing chemical substances in Turkey or importing them in quantities over one tonne per year to register these substances with the Turkish Ministry of Environmental and Urbanisation (MoEU).
The registration is only one aspect of the Regulation, Evaluation and Authorisation/Restriction being the complementary ones.
TURKREACH requires manufacturers and importers of chemical substances (larger than or equal to 1 tonne/year) to obtain information on the physicochemical, health and environmental properties of their substances and use it to determine how these substances can be used safely. Each manufacturer and importer must submit a registration dossier documenting the data and assessments to MoEU.
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MoEU will perform dossier evaluation to assess testing proposals made by the registrant or to check that the registration dossiers comply with the requirements. MoEU will also co-ordinate substance evaluation, which will be conducted by the Member States to investigate more in depth chemicals of concern.
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Authorisation is required for the prioritised substances of very high concern (SVHC). Companies applying for authorisation will have to demonstrate that risks associated with uses of these substances are adequately controlled or that the socio-economic benefits from their use outweigh the risks.
Applicants will also have to investigate the possibility of substituting these substances with safer alternatives or technologies, and prepare substitution plans, if appropriate.
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