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Know more about hazardous chemicals in products – SCIP data published
14/09/2021

You can now access data from the EU’s first public database of substances of very high concern in products, SCIP. It aims to allow consumers to make more informed purchasing choices and help waste operators to further develop the re-use of articles and the recycling of materials.

CLP
New guide available on classifying and labelling titanium dioxide
20/09/2021

The guide helps companies and national authorities understand how mixtures containing titanium dioxide (TiO2) need to be classified and labelled following its classification as carcinogenic if inhaled.

REACH
Risks from chemicals in baby diapers not demonstrated
10/09/2021

ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) considers that there is not enough scientific evidence to conclude that certain chemicals found in single-use diapers or nappies pose a risk. This conclusion follows an evaluation of a proposal to restrict formaldehyde, PAHs, dioxins, furans and PCBs in baby diapers throughout the EU.

REACH
Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals
05/07/2021

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment.

Consultations

REACH

Applications for authorisation
Consultations: 7
  • Start date: 18/08/2021
  • Deadline: 13/10/2021
Calls for comments and evidence
Substances: 2
  • Start date: 18/08/2021
  • Deadline: 29/09/2021
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 19/07/2021
  • Deadline: 17/10/2021
Substances: 2
  • Start date: 17/09/2021
  • Deadline: 29/10/2021
Identification of substances of very high concern
Substances: 4
  • Start date: 03/09/2021
  • Deadline: 18/10/2021
Restrictions
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 24/03/2021
  • Deadline: 24/09/2021
Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 1
  • Start date: 15/09/2021
  • Deadline: 14/11/2021
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 23/06/2021
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 22/09/2021
  • Deadline: 22/03/2022
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 38
  • Start date: 26/08/2021
  • Deadline: 11/10/2021

CLP

Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 3
  • Start date: 09/08/2021
  • Deadline: 08/10/2021
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 23/08/2021
  • Deadline: 22/10/2021
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 06/09/2021
  • Deadline: 05/11/2021
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 20/09/2021
  • Deadline: 19/11/2021

BPR

Potential candidates for substitution
Active substance: 1
  • Start date: 16/08/2021
  • Deadline: 15/10/2021

CAD/CMD

Occupational exposure limits
Call for comments and evidence: 1
  • Start date: 20/08/2021
  • Deadline: 19/11/2021

POPs

There are currently no ongoing consultations.