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ECHA publishes Guidance on applications for technical equivalence concerning biocides
This guidance document is intended to inform potential applicants about how and when they need to apply for an assessment of technical equivalence of an active substance and on the procedural steps in making such an application under Article 54 of the Biocidal Products Regulation.
New CLH public consultation launched on chlorobenzene
Chlorobenzene already has a harmonised entry in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation covering flammable liquid, acute toxicity and environmental hazards. The dossier submitter, Poland, proposes classification for skin irritation and confirmation of the minimum classification for acute toxicity.
Chlorobenzene is used as an intermediate and solvent in several industrial processes and in analytical laboratories in non-industrial uses. The public consultation is open from 21 August 2013 to 7 October 2013. The CLH report and the web form to post the comments are available on ECHA's website. The comments received will be regularly published on ECHA's website during the consultation.
Getting ready for the Biocidal Products Regulation
In the August Newsletter, we focus on the Biocidal Products Regulation introducing the main elements and the roles of different actors. Stakeholders tell us what they think of the regulation and a couple of national helpdesks let us in on how they are building up their service to the biocides industry.
Besides biocides, we write about dossier evaluation, the CSR/ES Roadmap and the public consultation on applications for authorisation. Our guest columnist is from Eurometaux and she reflects on the review of REACH from the non-ferrous metals sector point of view. Guest contributors from Borealis explain how they handle extended safety data sheets.
Webinar registration open: How to bring your registration dossier in compliance with REACH – Tips and Hints (part 4)
11 September 2013, 11:00-13:00 EEST, GMT +3
The webinar provides feedback to registrants on how to submit information on chemical substances in the technical dossier to ECHA in compliance with REACH. The webinar is open for all and free of charge.