Global Regulatory Monitoring System of Chemical Substances (GRMS²) is a regulatory radar for the Automotive Industry. The tool, developed by Yordas Group on behalf of ACEA, provides key information on regulatory action being considered for the substances used in the automotive industry.
Its aim is to inform automotive companies in advance of regulations being put in place, enabling the sector to make timely decisions regarding regulatory compliance.
The following non-exhaustive list of topics are considered to fall in scope of GRMS²:
Examples of topics considered to fall outside of scope of GRMS² include: Above and Below Ground Tank Management, Asbestos, Occupational Health: physical safety (e.g. work environments, equipment and practices), Community Noise, Flora and Fauna, Food Safety, General Environmental Requirements, Incident Prevention and Response Marine, Process Safety, Safety, Security, Transport of Dangerous Goods, and Personal Care/ Cosmetics.
Each year the laws which are proposed for addition to GRMS2 in the following calendar year are agreed between ACEA and Yordas Group.
Once a legislation (Mother Law) has been determined to be in scope of the project, a relevance assessment for each Sub Law must be undertaken; this is a two stage process. Stage 1 is a regulatory assessment i.e. “are there requirements in the legal text which are relevant to the Automotive Industry?”. Sub Laws determined to be relevant in Stage 1 move onto the Stage 2 assessment.
Sub Laws impacting on Articles/Spare parts must have at least one substance listed on the ACEA Basic Substances List (BSL) for the fact sheet to be considered relevant under Stage 2. Likewise, Sub Laws impacting on Process Chemicals must have at least one substance listed on the ACEA Process Chemicals List (PCL) for the fact sheet to be considered relevant under Stage 2. Sub Laws impacting on both Articles/Spare parts and Process Chemicals must have at least one substance listed on either the ACEA BSL or PCL for the fact sheet to be considered relevant.
The roll-out of the GRMS² tool is scheduled to take place over a 3-year period, with laws being added during that time. Therefore a law may not have been added yet. Another reason for not finding a law might be that it is out of scope of the tool in terms of legislations or countries covered.
Companies related to the automotive supply chain are allowed to use GRMS². Contract conditions and a license fee can be requested by contacting ACEA's Mr. Jens Warsen (email@example.com). If your business is not related to the automotive industry please contact Yordas Group (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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