e-News - 27 August 2014





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


Nine new substances added to the Authorisation List

On 19 August, the Commission added nine new substances on the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation. These substances of very high concern had been prioritised by ECHA in January 2013 and are used, for instance, as solvents, anti-corrosion or curing agents.

The latest application dates range from February 2016 to July 2017. The Authorisation List currently contains a total of 31 substances.

Authorisation List | Official Journal

Registry of Intentions updated


One new intention for the substance Momfluorothrin is added to the Registry of Intentions. Seven intentions for borate substances are withdrawn by Poland. The withdrawn substances are: diboron trioxide, disodium tetraborate, tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, orthoboric acid, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate pentahydrate and boric acid, crude natural.

The Registry is also updated with five new submissions: metaldehyde (submitted again after it was withdrawn last year in order to include new studies), methylhydrazine, d-tetramethrin, tetramethrin and anthraquinone.

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals | Withdrawn CLH intentions and submissions


Biocides Stakeholders' Day – conference programme updated

24 September 2014, Helsinki

The plenary sessions of the Biocides Stakeholders' Day have been restructured to give more time for participants to submit questions to the panel and to network with ECHA staff and external speakers at the end of the day.

Registration for the conference is still open until 12 September or until our maximum capacity has been reached. There are still some places left so register now to ensure your place. Participation to the conference is free of charge.

Programme | Register

Ongoing consultations

Start: 15 July 2014
Deadline: 29 August 2014

65 testing proposals

Start: 14 August 2014
Deadline: 28 September 2014

50 testing proposals

Identification of substances of very high concern

No ongoing consultations

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

No ongoing consultations

Harmonised classification and labelling

Start: 30 July 2014
Deadline: 15 September 2014
1 CLH proposal

Start: 12 August 2014
Deadline: 26 September 2014
1 CLH proposal


Start: 3 June 2014
Deadline: 30 August 2014
1 call for evidence

Start: 19 March 2014
Deadline: 19 September 2014
2 restriction proposals

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

Applications for authorisation

Start: 13 August 2014
Deadline: 8 October 2014
3 consultations

Biocides consultation

Start: 4 July 2014
Deadline: 2 September 2014
1 consultation

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