50 % more REACH dossiers checked for compliance in 2019
In 2019, ECHA increased the number of checks carried out on companies’ chemical safety data by 50 %. Important safety data has been requested to clarify long-term effects of chemicals on human health and the environment, including those affecting reproduction and causing genetic mutations.
ECHA has so far received a low number of registration dossiers for nanomaterials. By 1 January 2020, only 36 substances covering nanoforms have been registered according to the updated REACH requirements – 10 % of what the Agency expected.
ECHA has also published a template to support registrants in documenting practical constraints so they can show they have made all possible efforts to meet the information requirements.
You can also watch the webinar recording to hear about the registrations received so far for nanoform substances as well as key lessons learnt and best practice.
11 chemicals placed on Authorisation List already largely substituted
We have carried out a market research to estimate the number of applications for 11 substances that the European Commission added to the Authorisation List in February 2020. Our research indicates that only a few companies are interested in continuing to use some of the 11 substances of very high concern. This is a strong and positive indication that the authorisation system is driving companies towards safer alternatives.
While we aimed for a thorough analysis of the market we might not have reached all users of these substances. If your intention is not reported in our research, either notify us online or get in touch with us at: email@example.com
Update: Register of downstream user notifications of authorised uses
We have published an update of the non-confidential information from the notifications made by downstream users for uses that are covered in the authorisation granted to their supplier. The notification register includes information from more than 400 notifications for 11 substances.
Poison centres – comply on time and help save lives
The new obligations for poison centre notifications will enter into force in stages, starting next year. Do you know how the compliance dates affect your mixtures and when to notify? Complying on time helps deliver a faster emergency health response and saves lives. Watch the animation to find out more!
If you are a downstream user or importer of hazardous mixtures, you have to submit information on the chemicals through the ECHA Submission portal. Need help? Join our LinkedIn group on poison centres and get support from our experts.
Join our Safer Chemicals Conference on 2-3 June 2020 – introducing a biocides session for the first time. Get advice on managing a biocidal product family and meet our experts for a one-to-one session on biocides. This is also an opportunity to learn about upcoming changes in reporting biocidal products to poison centres and to get hands-on training on this topic. You can also participate online.
Both substances have been proposed to be listed as persistent organic pollutants (POPs) under the Stockholm Convention. The proposals are currently under consideration by the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC).
Comment the draft risk profiles by 15 April 2020. As of 2019, ECHA supports the Commission on regulating persistent organic pollutants.
German Chemical Industry Association guest column on EUCLEF
The February issue of ECHA Newsletter features a guest column from the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI) reflecting on the need to help companies navigate through the different pieces of EU chemical legislation.
Read about VCI’s expectations for the new European Union Chemical Legislation Finder (EUCLEF) which will be launched in March.
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