ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for thiacloprid and tert-butyl hydroperoxide. Both substances do not have a harmonised classification. Thiacloprid is used as an insecticide in plant protection and biocidal products and the CLH report, submitted by the UK, proposes classification for acute toxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and the environmental hazards. Tert-butyl hydroperoxide is primarily used in the chemical industry as a starting material (or intermediate) and as a reactive ingredient (catalyst, initiator or curing agent). The dossier submitter, the Netherlands, is proposing classification for germ cell mutagenicity. The deadline for submitting comments on the two substances is 21 March 2014. The website pages and the commenting webform have been updated to provide more information and instructions on hazard class related comments.
BPC Regulation – Commission seeks information on in situ biocides by 31 March 2014
The European Commission has just launched a call for information on in situ generated biocidal substances and on those chemicals, called precursors, that are used to generated them. The information collected will serve to decide on how to manage in situ generated biocidal active substances in the context of the Biocidal Products Regulation. Companies can submit the relevant information by email to DG ENV using the dedicated form.
2 new intentions and 1 new submission for harmonised classification and labelling have been added to the Registry of Intentions
The new intentions are: (1,3-dioxo-1,3,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-isoindol-2-yl)methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)cyclopropanecarboxylate and (1,3-dioxo-1,3,4,5,6,7-hexahydro-2H-isoindol-2-yl)methyl (1R,3R)-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-en-1-yl)cyclopropanecarboxylate.
Third Accredited Stakeholder Workshop – Proceedings published
29 November 2013, Brussels
The annual Accredited Stakeholder Workshop is a platform for strategic discussions between ECHA and its accredited stakeholder organisations, where stakeholders have the possibility to give input to ECHA's work plans and future priorities.
The third workshop took place in Brussels and covered four main topics: the quality of dossiers, the implementation of the Biocidal Products Regulation, ECHA's approach to transparency and the substitution of hazardous chemicals.
ECHA Guidance for downstream users – the essentials
05 March, 11:00 – 14:00 EET, GMT +2
A major update of the Guidance for Downstream Users was published in December 2013. This webinar outlines the structure, the main content of each section and the significant changes in the Guidance. It aims to help readers to quickly find information in the Guidance that is relevant for their needs.