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Grouping of chemicals speeds up regulatory action

To speed up identifying and managing the risks of hazardous chemicals, ECHA is screening structurally similar substances in groups. Last year, the Agency together with national authorities reviewed around 220 high-volume substances of which 56 % needed more hazard data.

Five European states call for evidence on broad PFAS restriction
The national authorities of Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Denmark invite interested parties to send in evidence and information on the use of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by 31 July 2020.
Updates to registration dossiers not taken into account during substance evaluation decision making

Once ECHA has sent a substance evaluation draft decision to registrants, the Agency and the evaluating Member States will not take dossier updates into account during decision making. If registrants have new relevant information, they need to submit it through their comments to the draft decision.


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Applications for authorisation
Consultations: 30
  • Start date: 13/05/2020
  • Deadline: 08/07/2020
Calls for comments and evidence
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 01/04/2020
  • Deadline: 15/06/2020
Substances: 1
  • Start date: 06/05/2020
  • Deadline: 06/07/2020
Recommendation for inclusion in the authorisation list
Substances: 7
  • Start date: 05/03/2020
  • Deadline: 05/06/2020
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 25/03/2020
  • Deadline: 25/09/2020
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 3
  • Start date: 14/05/2020
  • Deadline: 29/06/2020
Testing proposals: 42
  • Start date: 25/05/2020
  • Deadline: 09/07/2020


Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 31/03/2020
  • Deadline: 01/06/2020
CLH proposals: 3
  • Start date: 04/05/2020
  • Deadline: 03/07/2020


Potential candidates for substitution
Active substance: 1
  • Start date: 09/04/2020
  • Deadline: 08/06/2020


Occupational exposure limits
Call for comments and evidence: 2
  • Start date: 02/03/2020
  • Deadline: 02/06/2020


There are currently no ongoing consultations.

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