e-News - 15 October 2014


ECHA e-News is a weekly update from the European Chemicals Agency


REACH 2018 web pages unveiled

ECHA urges all companies to start preparing now forthe REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018. To support this, ECHA has published new web pages with improved access to relevant information. This registration deadline concerns substances manufactured or imported in low volumes, 1 to 100 tonnes per year.

REACH 2018 pages

ECHA next week

Topical scientific Workshop on nanomaterials
23-24 October 2014

Call for evidence launched on the persistence and bioaccumulation of two substances

The UK competent authority has indicated, through an entry on the Registry of Intentions, that they will submit a proposal to restrict Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (EC No. 209-136-7, CAS No. 556-67-2) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC No. 208-764-9, CAS No. 541-02-6) from being placed on the market or used in concentrations equal to or greater than 0.1% by weight of each in personal care products that are washed off in normal use conditions.

ECHA's Executive Director has asked the Member State Committee to give an opinion on the persistence and bioaccumulative properties of the two substances under Article 77(3) of REACH. This opinion will then be used by the Risk Assessment Committee in their deliberations on the restriction proposal.

This call for evidence is open from 15 October 2014 until 29 November 2014.

Call for evidence consultation | Current restriction proposals

Directors' Contact Group documents now available

The Directors' Contact Group has published a communiqué and two documents. The documents give recommendations on sound SIEF management and emphasise the importance of having a fair, transparent and non-discriminatory cost sharing system in SIEFs.

DCG web page | Cost sharing systems in SIEFs | Sound SIEF management | Communiqué

ECHA's website user satisfaction survey launched

On 14 October 2014, ECHA launched our website user satisfaction survey asking for feedback on our website and its content. We want to encourage you to participate, in order to help us improve our website for the coming years. You can access the survey on our homepage, through the banner above or through the link below.

The survey will stay open until 4 November 2014.

Website user satisfaction survey

New CLH consultation launched on the pesticide triadimenol

ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for triadimenol (EC No. 259-537-6, CAS No. 55219-65-3).

Triadimenol is used as a fungicidal seed and foliar spray treatment in agricultural applications within the EU. The substance does not yet have harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, the United Kingdom, is proposing classification for health and environmental hazards.

The deadline for submitting comments is 28 November 2014.

Ongoing consultations

Announcement of new appeals

The Board of Appeal has published announcements of two new appeals. Case A-008-2014 concerns an SME verification decision and Case A-009-2014 concerns a substance evaluation decision.

Appeal announcements

Registry of Intentions updated


The Registry of Intentions has been updated with a new submission: 2,3-epoxypropyl methacrylate (EC No. 203-441-9, CAS No. 106-91-2).

Current CLH intentions

Ongoing consultations

Start: 18 September 2014
Deadline: 3 November 2014

47 testing proposals

Identification of substances of very high concern

Start: 1 September 2014
Deadline: 16 October 2014

10 substances

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

Start: 1 September 2014
Deadline: 30 November 2014

22 substances

Harmonised classification and labelling

Start: 9 September 2014
Deadline: 24 October 2014
2 CLH proposals

Start: 26 September 2014
10 November 2014
4 CLH proposals

Start: 14 October 2014
28 November 2014
1 CLH proposal



Start: 16 September 2014
Deadline: 14 November 2014
2 consultations on SEAC draft opinion

Start: 15 October 2014
Deadline: 29 November 2014
2 calls for evidence

Start: 18 June 2014
Deadline: 18 December 2014
2 restriction proposals

Start: 17 September 2014
Deadline: 17 March 2015
1 restriction proposal

Applications for authorisation

No ongoing consultations

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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