ECHA has published a set of five Transitional Guidance documents for the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR), concerning the evaluation of environmental risk mitigation measures for disinfectants product types 1-5. These Transitional Guidance documents will be incorporated in due course into Volume IV of the new BPR Guidance structure.
The Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) has been updated with six new intentions for Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) development for the substances: perfluorooctyl silanes, styrene (EC 202-851-5), toluene (EC 203-625-9), potassium hydroxide (EC 215-181-3), sodium hydroxide (EC 215-185-5), and N-carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetra(acetic acid) (EC 200-652-8).
ECHA has started a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for methylhydrazine (EC 200-471-4). It is mainly used as a solvent and a rocket propellant, either as a single constituent, or mixed with other hydrazines. It is also an organic intermediate. The substance does not yet have harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, the Netherlands, proposes classification for carcinogenicity.
The deadline for submitting comments on the proposal is 2 January 2015.
The Registry of Intentions was updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The substances are: iprodione (ISO) (EC 253-178-9), colecalciferol, vitamin D3 (EC 200-673-2), maleic anhydride (EC 203-571-6), succinic anhydride (EC 203-570-0), disodium 4-amino-6-((4-((4-(2,4-diaminophenyl)azo)phenylsulfamoyl)phenyl)azo)-5-hydroxy-3-((4-nitrophenyl)azo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonate (EC 421-880-6) and permethrin (ISO) (EC 258-067-9). The new submission is for medetomidine (CAS 86347-14-0) which was submitted by the UK Member State competent authority.
Announcement of a new decision of the Board of Appeal
The Board of Appeal (BoA) has published a new decision. The decision in case A-020-2013 concerns the revocation of a registration due to the failure of the registrant to pay the supplementary registration fee.
Webinar on mixture classification and communicating safe use of mixtures – register for the re-run
8 December 2014, 12:00 – 14:00 Helsinki Time (EST, GMT +2)
Due to the high demand, we will organise a re-run of the webinar that took place on 5 November. The video recording will be played and you will have the possibility to ask questions in writing to our specialists during this time. You can already check the presentations and the recording online.
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.