ECHA Weekly - 24 April 2019

New submission portal for poison centres notifications

ECHA has launched a new portal that allows companies to prepare and submit their notifications for hazardous mixtures centrally and make the information available to all relevant Member States.



The portal supports the harmonised format developed for the information requirements set in the CLP Regulation.

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ECHA’s Interact Portal – new collaboration channel for authorities launched

ECHA’s Interact Portal is a one-stop shop for Member State authorities and committee members to collaborate with each other and ECHA and to access process-specific information and tools relevant to their work.

For example, the portal provides authority users with easy access to tools such as REACH-IT, R4BP, ePIC and IUCLID. Members of ECHA’s scientific committees, advisers and rapporteurs can also access the Collaboration tool for the joint preparation of documents.

The Interact Portal replaces the previous portal dashboards for Member State competent authorities and national enforcement authorities. ECHA will continue to develop its features and functionalities for future releases.

Interact Portal

Registered substances mapped for regulatory action

The first report on the Integrated Regulatory Strategy presents a mapping of the universe of registered substances on the EU market. This information will help authorities in identifying substances of concern, planning their work, and monitoring the progress made in regulating these substances.


New features in REACH-IT

There is now an easy way change the contact person for multiple assignments in one go, for example, if you want to change the contact person in all your joint submissions.

In addition, REACH-IT has a new status available for PPORD notifications – ‘Expired’. You will be notified through messages to your REACH-IT account if your notification has expired. An expired notification cannot be updated, so make sure you submit your update on time.

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Authorisations granted for uses of two substances

The European Commission has granted authorisations for:
  • one use of 1,2-dichloroethane (EC 203-458-1, CAS 107-06-2) to EURENCO; and
  • one use of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0) to Federal-Mogul Valvetrain GmbH.

The review period for 1,2-dichloroethane expires on 21 November 2021 and for chromium trioxide on 21 September 2029.

Summary in Official Journal

Watch our online information session on the microplastics restriction

The session gave an update on the proposed restriction of intentionally added microplastics and introduced the objectives of the ongoing public consultation. Participants also had the chance to ask questions from our panel of experts.

Video and presentations  |  Consultation on the microplastics restriction


Webinar: Using the IUCLID web interface for biocides submissions

15 May 2019, 11:00–12:00 Helsinki time

Join our webinar to hear about the latest IUCLID web interface improvements and functionalities for biocides submissions. We will present the creation and navigation of a BPR dossier, the comparison tool, and the report generator.

Don’t miss this opportunity to ask questions from our experts.


Webinar: IUCLID 6 update

29 April 2019, 13:00–14:30 Helsinki time 

A new service release of IUCLID 6 will be made available on 24 April.

Featuring an enhanced web user interface, it offers an improved comparison and validation report, clearer navigation through dataset information, a full report generator, and advanced dossier creation and import settings. It also includes a guided dossier approach that enables you to prepare your notifications on hazardous mixtures for use by poison centres.

Join our webinar to learn more about the update and to have your questions answered by our experts.

Register | Poison Centres Notification format


New intentions and proposals to harmonise classification and labelling

An intention has been received for zinc ammoniate ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate)-poly[ethylenebis(thiuramdisulfide)]; metiram (EC 618-430-8, CAS 9006-42-2).

A proposal has also been submitted for clofentezine (EC  277-728-2, CAS 74115-24-5).

Registry of CLH intentions until outcome
Board of Appeal

Announcement of two new appeals

The Board of Appeal has published announcements of two new appeals in:
  • Case A-001-2019 regarding an appeal against a decision on the follow-up to a compliance check under Article 42(1) of the REACH Regulation; and  
  • Case A-004-2019 concerning an appeal against a decision on technical equivalence under Article 54(4) of the Biocidal Products Regulation.
Our free conference on 21 and 22 May 2019 will offer you insight into the current priorities in EU chemicals regulation after the final REACH registration deadline. Register now for two days packed with practical advice, discussion and networking. 

Register here

ECHA closed on 1 May

ECHA will be closed on 1 May, Labour Day, and no Weekly issue will be sent that day. The next issue will be sent on 8 May.  




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