Chemicals used in the exploration, exploitation and associated offshore processing of petroleum in the North Sea are required to be registered under the Harmonised Mandatory Control System (HMCS) for the Use and Reduction of the Discharge of Offshore Chemicals (OSPAR Decision 2000/2).
Companies are required to submit a Harmonised Offshore Chemical Notification Form (HOCNF) to notify chemical products which will include hazard data derived using test protocols approved by OSPAR relating to toxicity, biodegradation and partitioning in the marine environment. In addition to submitting the HOCNF ccompanies registering oilfield chemicals under HMSC need to demonstrate compliance under REACH.
The REACH Centre can assist companies with the preparation of the HOCNF, assessing REACH compliance, analysing data gaps and developing testing strategies, as well as communicating with the Competent Authorities on client's behalf. We have understand the challenges that the chemical industry is facing to meet regulatory compliance and we can provide the adequate support you need to guide you through the process. Our experts have developed years of experience within HMCS and REACH and can provide the required expert scientific advice and policy support on hazard and risk assessments for offshore chemicals.
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