e-News - 8 October 2014

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

Biocidal Products Regulation

The Biocidal Products Committee adopts 10 opinions

The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) met for the seventh time from 30 September to 3 October 2014. The adopted opinions concern, and support the approval of the following active substances and their product-types (PTs): glutaraldehyde for PTs 2, 3, 4, 6, 11 and 12, clothianidin for PT 18, MIT for PT 13, and MBM for PTs 6 and 13.

The fields of application include active substances for use in biocidal products used as disinfectants, preservatives and insecticides.

News alert | Biocidal Products Committee

ECHA next week

Launch of the REACH 2018 web pages


Webinar on mixture classification and communicating safe use of mixtures - registration closed

5 November 2014, 11:00 – 13:00 Helsinki Time (EEST, GMT +3)

We have received over 1 000 registrations for the webinar and have reached our maximum capacity. Registration has now been closed but ECHA will repeat the webinar at a later date for those that are not able to attend. The date and time for the next webinar will be communicated through our e-News and published on the ECHA website as soon as possible. We thank you for your understanding and hope you find the webinar useful.

The webinar covers the classification of mixtures and how information on their safe use can be communicated in the supply chain. It aims to help formulators and importers understand and implement their obligations according to the REACH and CLP regulations for mixtures.

In anticipation of the 2015 deadline for classifying mixtures according to CLP, the webinar describes the steps a supplier should take to (re)classify mixtures. It also describes how formulators can handle and communicate the information they receive in exposure scenarios for hazardous substances. The related REACH and CLP obligations are outlined and participants are guided to the wide range of support material that is available to help fulfil their obligations.

Fifth NGO-ECHA discussion platform covered animal welfare, substitution and transparency

16 September 2014, Helsinki

ECHA organises recurring meetings with its accredited stakeholder NGOs to discuss topical issues for civil society interest groups including environmental and animal welfare NGOs, consumer associations, trade unions and academia.

The fifth meeting focused mainly on animal welfare issues with an update on the overlaps and their implications for registrants between the REACH and Cosmetics regulations, the latest developments concerning the second species testing requirement on pre-natal developmental toxicity and ECHA's web page on alternatives and new OECD test methods. The meeting concluded with an update on future joint projects to promote substitution and ECHA's on-going work on developing its approach to transparency.

Meeting note | ECHA's accredited stakeholders

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

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

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

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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