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ECHA calls for a new round of comments on the reproductive toxicity of acetochlor

ECHA/NA/14/42

ECHA is launching an additional public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) for reproductive toxicity of acetochlor (EC No 251-899-3, CAS No 34256-82-1). New comments on this hazard class are welcome.

Helsinki, 18 September 2014 - The proposal for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of acetochlor was submitted by Spain in September 2013 and was subject to a public consultation, which ended on 20 January 2014.

Subsequently, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has raised the possibility that the data from the repeated dose toxicity studies as well as from the reproductive toxicity studies could indicate that classification for reproductive toxicity may be warranted for acetochlor. As the dossier submitter initially did not propose classification for reproductive toxicity, and in order to strengthen the information base, ECHA would like to provide the parties concerned with a second opportunity to comment on this hazard class. The basis for this additional public consultation is the same CLH report which was previously subject to public consultation on acetochlor.

New comments on this hazard class – reproductive toxicity – are invited in writing by 6 October 2014 to the following mailbox: clh-expert-meetings(at)echa.europa.eu. The comments will be published on ECHA's website.