At their recent plenary meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions. The scope and individual restrictions to be covered will be confirmed in early 2015. Inspections will then take place during 2016 and the final report will become available in 2017.
ECHA has updated information on the Candidate List substances in articles for consumer use
On 11 November 2014, the non-confidential information on the Candidate List substances in articles has been updated. This update includes information from the 328 notifications and from registration dossiers received by ECHA until 23 September 2014, for substances included in the Candidate List on 16 December 2013 and earlier.
This consists of examples of articles containing those substances, which can be available for consumer use on the EU market. Under certain conditions, importers and producers of articles have to submit notifications of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles to ECHA, no later than six months after the inclusion of the substance in the Candidate List.
New guidelines for structuring exposure scenario short titles for communication
To harmonise the exposure scenario short titles communicated in the supply chain, Cefic, DUCC and ECHA have developed an approach for generating them in a structured and consistent way. The document is useful for registrants who generate extended safety data sheets and for downstream users who need to determine whether an exposure scenario covers their uses. Providers of software applications for extended safety data sheets can also implement the guidelines in their systems.
The work has taken place in the context of the CSR/ES Roadmap.
ECHA welcomes information on alternatives to trichloroethylene (TCE) uses.
ECHA has received twelve applications for authorisation for 17 uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) (EC No. 201-167-4).
ECHA's website gives further information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information.
The consultation period closes on 7 January 2015 (23:59 Helsinki time)
Languages required for labels and safety data sheets
As a rule, labels and safety data sheets (SDS) must be written in the official language(s) of the Member State(s) where a substance or mixture is placed on the market. To facilitate this task, ECHA has published a table of languages to be used on labels and in SDS, as required in each EEA country.
The amendment introducing changes to the concerned chemicals listed in Annex I will enter into force on 1 December 2014. In order to export the new chemicals after the date, you can already now submit notifications in ePIC.
Webinar on mixture classification and communicating safe use of mixtures – materials available and registration for the re-run open
8 December 2014, 12:00 – 14:00 Helsinki Time (EST, GMT +2)
The presentations and the video recording of the webinar that took place on 5 November are now available on our website.
Due to the high demand, we will organise a re-run of the same webinar on 8 December, 12:00 – 14:00 Helsinki Time (EST, GMT +2). The video recording will be played and you will have the possibility to ask questions in writing to our specialists during this time.
The webinar covers the classification of mixtures and how information on their safe use can be communicated in the supply chain. It aims to help formulators and importers understand and implement their obligations according to the REACH and CLP regulations relating to mixtures.