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Public consultations launched on CLH proposals for two pesticides and an industrial chemical

ECHA/PR/13/17

ECHA invites interested parties to comment on the pesticides bifenazate and triflusulfuron and on the industrial chemical Direct Blue FC 57087. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 10 May 2013.

Helsinki, 26 March 2013 – The CLH proposal for the pesticide bifenazate has been submitted by the Dutch competent authority. This substance currently has no harmonised classification in the European Union. Both health and environmental classifications are being proposed. It is used as an acaricide against a wide range of phytophagous mites and is used in crops and ornamentals.

The other pesticide launched for public consultation is triflusulfuron-methyl. The CLH proposal was submitted by France and the substance has no current harmonised classification. The dossier submitter is proposing to classify it for carcinogenicity and for hazards to the environment. Triflusulfuron-methyl (a variant of triflusulfuron) is a herbicide to be used in agriculture under field conditions.

The industrial chemical with the trade name Direct Blue FC 57087 currently has a harmonised classification for acute toxicity and specific target organ toxicity-single exposure. However, Germany is proposing to remove the existing classification, with the result that the substance would no longer have any harmonised classification. The justification given is that the methanol content of the substance is not at a level that would require it to continue to have a harmonised classification.

The CLH reports and the dedicated webform to post the comments are available on the ECHA website. The comments received during the public consultation will be regularly published on the ECHA website during the 45-day consultation phase.

Table 1. The proposed classification and labelling for harmonisation and examples of uses of the substances.

Substance name EC number CAS number Proposed harmonised classification and labelling Examples of uses*

lithium sodium 3-amino-10-{4-(10-amino-6,13-dichloro-4,11-disulfonatobenzo[5,6][1,4]oxazino[2,3-b]phenoxazine-3-ylamino)-6-[methyl(2-sulfonato-ethyl)amino]-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino}-6,13-dichlorobenzo[5,6][1,4]oxazino[2,3-b]phenoxazine-4,11-disulfonate;

Direct Blue FC 57087
418-870-9 154212-58-5 Removal of Acute toxicity and Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure The substance is used in ink and/or toners and as a dye in textiles.

bifenazate (ISO);

isopropyl 2-(4-methoxybiphenyl-3-yl)hydrazinecarboxylate

442-820-5

149877-41-8

Skin sensitisation

Specific target organ toxicity -repeated exposure

Hazardous to the aquatic environment

M-factors for hazards to aquatic environment

A specific acaricide against a wide range of phytophagous mites and is used in crops and ornamentals.

triflusulfuron (ISO); 2-[4-dimethylamino-6-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylcarbamoylsulfamoyl]-m-toluic acid

  126535-15-7

Carcinogenicity

Hazardous to the aquatic environment

M-factors for hazards to the aquatic environment
Triflusulfuron-methyl (variant of triflusulfuron) is a herbicide to be used in agriculture under field conditions.

* Please note that information on uses does not impact the classification and labelling, which is solely based on the intrinsic properties of a substance. Examples of uses are copied from the CLH report.