The Netherlands intends to propose a restriction related to granules used in synthetic turfs
The Netherlands notified its intention to prepare the restriction proposal on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in granules used as infill material in synthetic turf. ECHA will support The Netherlands in its work. Additional information on concerns regarding PAHs and other substances in the infill material will be collected during the process and actions will be formulated/recommended as appropriate.
A call for evidence to gather further information will start later on this summer and there will be a stakeholder workshop in autumn. The submission of the restriction proposal is planned for April 2018.
Current restriction intentions
CLP web pages revamped
ECHA’s webpages related to the CLP Regulation, and in particular those on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) process, have been revamped to include a more detailed description of the process and updated information.
The updated sections are:
- Understanding CLP,
- Classification of substances and mixtures,
- Labelling and packaging,
- Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH),
- Harmonised classification and labelling public consultations, and
- Submission of CLH dossiers.
A new page The role of testing in CLP has also been created.
These pages are available in 23 EU languages.
CLP web section | CLH public consultations | Submission of CLH dossiers
Updated REACH Guidance on repeated dose toxicity published
ECHA has published an update of Section R.7.5 on repeated dose toxicity in Chapter R.7a of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment.
The update expands on the most appropriate route of administration for a repeated dose toxicity study. It also takes into account recent developments in the field, such as revised OECD test guidelines and updated recommendations on the use of non-testing methods. Furthermore, it reflects ECHA’s current approach to dossier evaluation by indicating, for instance, which additional specific investigations might be required. The recommended testing and assessment strategy for repeated dose toxicity has been refined accordingly.
Additionally, Section R.7.3 has also been updated to take into account the recent change in REACH Annex VII for skin sensitisation regarding the appropriateness of in vivo skin sensitisation studies carried out or initiated before the date of entry into force of this revised annex.
Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment - Chapter R.7a
Workshop on applications for authorisation for environmental endocrine disruptors
22 August 2017, Brussels
ECHA is organising a technical workshop to have an open exchange of views between stakeholders and the Agency on the available scientific evidence relating to the hazard, risk and impact assessment of two substances recently added to the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation on the basis of their endocrine-disrupting properties. These are:
- entry 42: 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated [4-tert-octylphenol, ethoxylated; 4-tert-OPnEO], and
- entry 43: 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated [4-NPnEO].
The workshop will particularly address whether it is possible to derive thresholds or dose-response relationships for these substances.
The seminar is organised at the European Commission premises and is free of charge. However, participants need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Event page | Registration
Consultation event on REACH 2018
4-5 September 2017, Paris
The event will focus on practical advice on registration. There will be presentations on key topics and one-to-one sessions, where you can discuss your specific situation with experts from ECHA and the French national helpdesk.
Participation is free of charge, but participants need to register for the event by 15 August. The event can also be followed by web stream.
The two-day event is event is organised by the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and Marine Affairs in collaboration with the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks and ECHA.
Event page | Registration
Training on Chesar in the autumn
ECHA is planning to organise training sessions on Chesar this autumn. To make sure we meet your needs, we invite anyone interested in the training to reply to our survey by 15 August 2017. It will only take 5 minutes to complete. Based on your feedback, we will decide how many courses to organise and what to focus on.
Taking part in the training is free of charge. However, participants need to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.
Chesar training assessment survey
EU poison centres: state of play
10 October, 11:00 to 12:00 Helsinki time (EEST, GMT +3)
Join our webinar on the state of play on harmonising information submitted to poison centres in the EU. The webinar is open to all. It gives you the latest updates, including the outcome of the feasibility study on the Poison Centres Notification (PCN) portal. Participants will get recommendations on preparing new notifications. You can ask questions from our panellists throughout the webinar.
Biocides Day – see the full programme
26-27 September 2017
Interested in hearing the latest on endocrine disruptors, treated articles and enforcement? Want to get practical advice on in situ applications and working in a consortia? See the programme for our free Biocides Day on 26 September and register today. The IT training on 27 September is now full, but let us know if you want to participate and we will contact you if places become available.
Programme | Register | Event page
Calls for information
Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling
ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
- tribenuron-methyl (ISO); methyl 2-[N-(4-methoxy-6-methyl-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)-N-methylcarbamoylsulfamoyl]benzoate (EC 401-190-1; CAS 101200-48-0) - an active substance used in plant protection products as herbicide. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on physical hazards as well as all human health and environment hazard classes except respiratory sensitisation, aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer;
- pymetrozine (ISO); (E)-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-(3-pyridylmethyleneamino)-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-one (EC -; CAS 123312-89-0) - an active substance used in plant protection products to protect crops and ornamental plants from insects. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and environmental hazard classes;
- glyoxylic acid …% (EC 206-058-5; CAS 298-12-4) - a chemical used as an intermediate and as an additive in various applications and products, including cosmetics. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage/eye irritation and skin sensitisation hazard classes;
- 2-methyl-1,2-benzothiazol-3(2H)-one; [MBIT] (EC -; CAS 2527-66-4) is an active substance used as a biocide against a wide variety of microorganisms. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on all physical, human health and environment hazard classes except respiratory sensitisation and aspiration hazard classes;
- butanone oxime; ethyl methyl ketoxime; ethyl methyl ketone oxime (EC 202-496-6; CAS 96-29-7) - used in professional and consumer products including paints, primers and varnishes. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on acute toxicity, serious eye damage/eye irritation, skin sensitisation, carcinogenicity and specific target organ toxicity — single exposure hazard classes.
Deadline for comments is 1 September 2017, 23:59 Helsinki time (EET).
Public consultation on potential biocidal candidate for substitution
ECHA is looking for comments for cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3) (EC 200-673-2; CAS 67-97-0) as a potential candidates for substitution under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR). Cholecalciferol is used as a rodenticide for professional and non-professional control of mice and rats in and around buildings.
Deadline for comments is 15 September 2017, 23:59 Helsinki time (EET).
Have a look at the 32 open consultations on our home page.
All open consultations