Ongoing guidance consultations

If ECHA identifies a need for updating existing guidance or for developing new guidance, it will prepare a corresponding draft document. A consultation procedure will be initiated based on this first draft and that will follow the following steps: 

  • Consultation of a Partner Expert Group (PEG);
  • Consultation of ECHA's Committees and/or Forum, where relevant;
  • Concluding consultation of the European Commission and the relevant Competent Authorities.

In order to ensure that the guidance updating process is kept transparent and open to participation by relevant partners, drafts of the texts and feedback from the different consultation steps will be published on this webpage.

Requirements for substances in articles (Version 4.0)
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF]
(27/07/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]


 

 

Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP (Version 2.0), Appendix III on SIP
Draft to PEG
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(21/06/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
Download document [PDF]
(20/09/2016)

Committees - Summary of comments
No comments received
Draft to CARACAL
Download document [PDF]
(20/10/2016)

 

PBT/vPvB Assessment (IR&CSA Part C and Chapters R.7b, R.7c and R.11)
Draft to PEG
Download document (03/06/2016):
Part C [PDF]
Chapter R.7b [PDF]
Chapter R.7c [PDF]
Chapter R.11 [PDF]
Composition of PEG [PDF]


 

 

IR&CSA Appendices on recommendations for nanomaterials for environmental endpoints
Draft to PEG
Download document (30/05/2016):
App. R.7a [PDF]
App. R.7b [PDF]
App. R.7c [PDF]
Composition of PEG [PDF]

 

Appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to the Guidance on Registration
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF] (30/05/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]

 

IR&CSA Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.5 on Repeated dose toxicity
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF] (27/05/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]

 

IR&CSA Appendix on recommendations for nanomaterials applicable to QSARs and grouping of chemicals
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF] (25/05/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]

 

IR&CSA Appendices on recommendations for nanomaterials for human health endpoints
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF] (13/05/2016)
Composition of PEG [PDF]

 

IR&CSA Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.4 on Acute toxicity
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (9/10/2015 )
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (30/06/2016)
Committees - Summary of comments
No comments received
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (12/08/2016)
IR&CSA Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.3 on Sensitisation
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (10/07/2015 )
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG – Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (19/02/2016)
Committees – Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (23/06/2016)

 

1)Document subject to a first consultation round.
2)Document subject to a second consultation round.
3)Document subject to a third consultation round.

Collecting feedback

ECHA will systematically collect information on experience related to the use of existing guidance and the potential needs to develop new guidance. The main sources for such information are the questions from industry received by the ECHA helpdesk, issues arising from the national  helpdesks, and issues highlighted by authorities during the use of guidance documents.

In addition, feedback on ECHA guidance can be provided by any party by using the Guidance feedback form