The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) is currently developing an opinion on a proposal for the harmonised classification of cycloxydim for flammability (according to criteria in Annex VI, Dir. 67/548/EEC). The proposal was submitted to ECHA in August 2011 and has been subject of a public consultation ending on 1 October 2011.
ECHA and the OECD invite industry users to a workshop introducing version 3.0 of the QSAR Toolbox. The aim of the workshop is to encourage registrants to use the Toolbox to fill data gaps as well as to share best practice for performing and reporting predictions. ECHA and the OECD also wish to collect feedback from industry on the use of the Toolbox.
ECHA invites experts with regulatory, scientific, industrial and stakeholder backgrounds for an open discussion on the use the transgenic rodent gene mutation assay (TGR) and the unscheduled DNA synthesis assay (UDS) under REACH. The aim is to produce a document about the scientific adequacy of both assays to support stakeholders in their testing strategy decisions.
During this workshop participants discussed how the REACH Regulation and occupational safety and health (OSH) regulatory practices can reinforce each other to adequately control the risks from chemicals at the workplace. The first experiences with REACH are available and allow for an outlook on the usability for control, of risks of chemicals in the workplace.
This workshop addressed the practical aspects of how to analyse alternative substances and how to carry out socio-economic analysis when applying for an authorisation for the placing on the market or the use of a substance on the Authorisation List. The connections between these two types of analysis was also be explored.
The workshop was divided into two parts: the objective of the first day (2 October, closed session) was to exchange views between ECHA, the Commission and the Member States on the assessment of the read-across approach in a dossier. During the second day (3 October), the discussion expanded to what constitutes a robust scientific justification for read-across.
This seminar aimed to improve the understanding of the authorisation application process, covering topics like the procedural steps, the content requirements for applications and the formats, manuals and tools for the application submission. The event focused on the needs of potential future applicants but was also open to other stakeholders.
Thursday, 24 May 2012, ECHA Conference Centre, Helsinki The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) held a one day workshop on 24 May 2012 on Strictly Controlled Conditions (SCCs). ECHA met with the representatives of the participating Member States in the Forum pilot project on intermediates to clarify ECHA's understanding of the Guidance on Intermediates and the interpretation of the SCCs.
The European Chemicals Agency hosted the second ECHA-Stakeholder Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES2) on 21-22 May 2012 in Helsinki. The meeting offered participants from ECHA, European industry associations and Member State competent authorities the opportunity to share practical experience in defining and implementing the risk management measures described in the REACH exposure scenario for the environment.
This workshop provided a platform for Member State experts to discuss and present their views on the applicability of the exemption from the requirement to register substances derived from vegetable oils, fats and waxes obtained from genetically modified plants. This exemption is laid down in Annex V entry 9 to the REACH Regulation.
The European Commission hosted a Conference on REACH and CLP Enforcement on 1 March 2012, which gathered member state authorities and stakeholders to discuss activities and best practice in enforcing the new legislation.
ECHA met with members of the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), and representatives of the Member States and industry to discuss the validity of the concept of 'rapid removal' for aquatic environmental long-term hazard classification of metals and inorganic metal compounds.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) organises a "Lead Registrant Workshop" on 2-3 February 2012 in Helsinki. The workshop is targeted to (new) Lead Registrants and will take place in ECHA's conference centre. The content of the workshop will be coordinated together with the Agency's Accredited Stakeholder Organisations who will be leading parts of the programme.