ECHA Weekly - 15 November 2017

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Update of IUCLID 6 available

A new version of IUCLID has been published on the IUCLID website. It includes improvements such as updated formats that take into account the latest OECD test guidelines and GHS/CLP requirements.


REACH 2018

New Q&As clarify the substance identity profile

We have published 10 questions and answers on the substance identity profile (SIP). The SIP specifies the boundaries of the substance, which the registrants agree to cover with the data they submit jointly.

SIP Q&As | Guidance


Video tutorial: How to update to the latest IUCLID 6 version using the updater

This tutorial explains how to update IUCLID 6 to the latest version using the updater. The updater can be used for IUCLID Desktop and Server versions.

Tutorial | Download updater | All IUCLID tutorials

Chesar updated

An update of ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool, Chesar, has been published. Chesar 3.3 provides, for example, improved support for sectors developing use maps and for those using them.


Committees’ opinions on one application for authorisation available

The consolidated opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis for two uses of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1; CAS 107-06-2) by OLON Spa are available on our website.

Opinions | Details

Further substances assessed by authorities

The public activities coordination tool (PACT) has been updated with information on 17 substances that are undergoing hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.

Public activities coordination tool

Hot topics page on tattoo inks translated

The web page on tattoo inks and permanent make-up is now available in 23 EU languages.

Hot topics


New intentions and proposal to harmonise classification and labelling

Two new intentions have been received to harmonise the classification and labelling:

  • isoxaflutole (ISO); 5-cyclopropyl-1,2-oxazol-4-yl α,α,α- trifluoro-2-mesyl-p-tolyl ketone (EC -, CAS 141112-29-0) from Italy.
  • emamectin benzoate (ISO); (4’’R)-4’’-deoxy-4’’-(methylamino)avermectin (EC -, CAS 119791-41-2 (formally 137355-79-6) and 123997-28-4) from the Netherlands.

A new proposal has been submitted to harmonise the classification and labelling:

  • resorcinol diglycidyl ether;1,3-bis(2,3-epoxypropoxy)benzene (EC 202-987-5, CAS 101-90-6) from the Netherlands.

Registry of intentions | Submitted proposals


Biocides IT tools improved

A new version of the biocides submission tool, R4BP 3, is available with improvements in the user interface and the search and communication functionalities. The SPC Editor for creating summaries of products' characteristics has also been updated.


Update to Biocides Guidance

We have published an update to the Guidance on the BPR: Volume III Human health, Assessment and Evaluation (Parts B+C) to add a new section (Section 5) concerning Estimating Dietary Risk from Transfer of Biocidal Active Substances into Foods for Non-professional Uses.


Supply chain communication

Follow discussion at the ENES meeting

The plenary sessions at ENES11, taking place on 23 and 24 November, will be webstreamed live with the WebEx tool. The link to the webstream is available on the ENES event page.

Event page

New version of the ESCom standard phrase catalogue published

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has updated its catalogue of standard phrases for exposure scenarios. Currently, the ESCom standard phrase catalogue contains 2 503 phrases. These phrases can be downloaded as a Chesar import file and used directly for preparing the exposure scenarios for communication with Chesar (v3.2 and v3.3).

ESCom Package


Chemical Watch and ECHA webinar:
IUCLID Cloud - Best practice for service providers and SMEs

29 November 2017, 13:00 - 14:00 UK Time (GMT), 15:00 - 16:00 Helsinki time (EET, GMT +2)

This free webinar is designed to help service providers who work with SMEs to fully understand the benefits of using IUCLID Cloud on both sides. It will:

  • cover the reasons for designing IUCLID Cloud with SMEs in mind and how service providers fit into the picture;
  • outline the different ways to collaborate with IUCLID Cloud, depending on the nature of the SME-consultant relationship;
  • include a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to directly ask ECHA any questions you have related to IUCLID Cloud.

Programme and registration

Updated REACH Guidance for nanomaterials - what you need to know
30 November 2017, 11:00-12:00 Helsinki Time (EET, GMT +2)

This webinar explains the support documentation available for registrants that cover nanoforms in their registration dossier. The main focus is on the registration and read-across of nanoforms, but the main updates for information requirements for human health and the environment will also be covered.

Programme and registration

Send us your case study to feature at SETAC Europe

ECHA will host six sessions at the SETAC Europe conference taking place in Rome from 13 to 17 May 2018. We are looking for abstracts on the six topics we will be presenting. Submit your abstract by 29 November.


REACH 2018 conference – make full use of our free event

The REACH 2018 Stakeholders’ Day (29-31 January 2018) is packed with news, advice and discussion on the final REACH registration deadline for chemicals and what happens after it. The first two days offer hands-on training on the IT tools Chesar, IUCLID and REACH-IT. The main conference day on 31 January is your opportunity to interact with us, your own national helpdesk and ECHA’s new Executive Director.

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:

  • thiencarbazone-methyl (ISO); methyl 4-[(4,5-dihydro-3-methoxy-4-methyl-5-oxo-1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)carbonylsulfamoyl]-5- methylthiophene-3-carboxylate (EC None assigned; CAS 317815-83-1), an active substance used in plant protection products. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI of the CLP. Comments are invited on all physical, human health and environment hazard classes with the exception of respiratory sensitisation, aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer.
  • Potassium (oxido-NNO-azoxy)cyclohexane; cyclohexylhydroxydiazene 1-oxide, potassium salt; [K-HDO] (EC -; CAS 66603-10-9), an active substance used in biocidal products as a wood preservative (fungicide). It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI of the CLP. Comments are invited on all physical, human health and environment hazard classes with the exception of aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer.
  • bis(N-hydroxy-N-nitrosocyclohexylaminato-O,O')copper; bis(N-cyclohexyl-diazenium-dioxy)-copper; [Cu-HDO] (EC 239-703-4; CAS 15627-09-5 and 312600-89-8), an active substance used in biocidal products as a preservative of various materials. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI of the CLP. Comments are invited on all physical, human health and environment hazard classes with the exception of aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer.
  • hexyl 2-(1-(diethylaminohydroxyphenyl)methanoyl)benzoate; hexyl 2-[4-(diethylamino)-2-hydroxybenzoyl]benzoate (EC 443-860-6; CAS 302776-68-7), an industrial chemical mainly used in cosmetics and personal care products. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on the environmental hazards.

The deadline for comments is 12 January 2018 (23:59 Helsinki time).

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Public consultation on the first review reports of REACH authorisation

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the first two review reports received in the REACH authorisation process. The review period for two uses of DEHP (EC 204-211-0) contained in recycled soft PVC expires on 21 February 2019. Two out of three authorisation holders, both waste recycling companies, submitted review reports with the aim to allow continued use of DEHP contained in recycled soft PVC.

Additionally a public consultation has started also on the two uses of pentazinc chromate octahydroxide (EC 256-418-0).

See our website for more information about the use applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information.

Comments can be submitted using a form on ECHA's website until 10 January 2018 (23:59 Helsinki time).

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