ECHA urges all companies to start preparing now forthe REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018. To support this, ECHA has published new web pages with improved access to relevant information. This registration deadline concerns substances manufactured or imported in low volumes, 1 to 100 tonnes per year.
Call for evidence launched on the persistence and bioaccumulation of two substances
The UK competent authority has indicated, through an entry on the Registry of Intentions, that they will submit a proposal to restrict Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (EC No. 209-136-7, CAS No. 556-67-2) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC No. 208-764-9, CAS No. 541-02-6) from being placed on the market or used in concentrations equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight of each in personal care products that are washed off in normal use conditions.
ECHA's Executive Director has asked the Member State Committee to give an opinion on the persistence and bioaccumulative properties of the two substances under Article 77(3) of REACH. This opinion will then be used by the Risk Assessment Committee in their deliberations on the restriction proposal.
This call for evidence is open from 15 October 2014 until 29 November 2014.
The Directors' Contact Group has published a communiqué and two documents. The documents give recommendations on sound SIEF management and emphasise the importance of having a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory cost sharing system in SIEFs.
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New CLH consultation launched on the pesticide triadimenol
ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol (EC No. 259-537-6, CAS No. 55219-65-3).
Triadimenol is used as a fungicidal seed and foliar spray treatment in agricultural applications within the EU. The substance does not yet have harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, the United Kingdom, is proposing classification for health and environmental hazards.
The deadline for submitting comments is 28 November 2014.