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Enforcement project calls for improved safety information to protect workers from chemical hazards
Companies have systems in place to communicate safe use information down the supply chain. However, according to the findings of an EU-wide enforcement project, the quality of this information needs to be improved to protect workers from hazardous chemicals.
ECHA’s committees adopt 19 harmonised classification and labelling opinions and one restriction
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concludes on 19 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling. The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopts its final opinion, supporting the proposal to restrict the manufacturing, use, placing on the market and import of C9-C14 perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts and precursors.
Companies to provide more information on nanomaterials
A specific revision of the REACH information requirements for nanomaterials has now been adopted by the European Commission. The amendments clarify what information companies placing substances in nanoform on the market need to provide in their registration dossiers. The new rules apply as of 1 January 2020.


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Applications for authorisation
Consultations: 1
  • Start date: 14/11/2018
  • Deadline: 09/01/2019
Recommendation to amend authorisation list entries
Substances: 4
  • Start date: 12/12/2018
  • Deadline: 12/03/2019
Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 1
  • Start date: 12/12/2018
  • Deadline: 11/02/2019
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 19/09/2018
  • Deadline: 19/03/2019
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 10
  • Start date: 02/11/2018
  • Deadline: 17/12/2018
Testing proposals: 11
  • Start date: 10/12/2018
  • Deadline: 24/01/2019


Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 3
  • Start date: 29/10/2018
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 12/11/2018
  • Deadline: 25/01/2019
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 26/11/2018
  • Deadline: 08/02/2019
CLH proposals: 3
  • Start date: 03/12/2018
  • Deadline: 15/02/2019
CLH proposals: 1
  • Start date: 10/12/2018
  • Deadline: 22/02/2019


Potential candidates for substitution
Active substance: 1
  • Start date: 20/11/2018
  • Deadline: 18/01/2019

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