e-News - 9 October 2013


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

New CLH public consultation launched on the pesticide Fluopyram

The public is invited to comment on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal of the pesticide Fluopyram. Fluopyram is a fungicide, and the dossier submitter is proposing harmonised classification for carcinogenicity and the environmental hazards.

The public consultation opened on 9 October 2013, and the deadline for submitting comments is 25 November 2013.


Harmonised entries in C&L Inventory now translated

The public C&L Inventory now shows translated names for the harmonised entries in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for those entries included in the regulation's adoption in December 2008. The project was developed in collaboration with 22 EU Member States and Norway that provided the language translations of the entries. When a user clicks on the name in the International Chemical Identification column on page 2 of the C&L Inventory, the translations appear in a pop-up window.

C&L Inventory

Survey of SMEs for the 2013 registration deadline

A survey of first-time SME registrants who submitted dossiers for the 2013 registration deadline was launched on 30 September, with individual emails sent to all applicable registrants.

With the 2018 registration deadline in mind, we want to understand the challenges that SMEs have faced in complying with REACH. The results of the survey will help us to plan, adapt and improve our support for SMEs in the coming years.

The survey will remain open until Friday 11 October.

Preliminary conclusions of Management Board published

The preliminary conclusions of the 31st Management Board meeting are now available from the ECHA website.

Preliminary conclusions

New note for guidance available on treated articles

The European Commission has finalised support material related to treated articles under the Biocidal Products Regulation.

The document is structured in the form of questions and answers, addressing the most frequently asked questions, and a link is available from ECHA's treated articles web page.

Treated articles


Workshop: Content essentials on use, exposure and risks in chemical safety reports (CSR/ES Roadmap action 1.1)

22-23 October 2013, Helsinki

The aim of the workshop is to align understanding on the purpose of the various information elements in the CSR. 

Workshop details


Deadline: 18 October
2 testing proposals

Deadline: 24 October
1 testing proposal

Deadline: 4 November
6 testing proposals

Deadline: 18 November
3 testing proposals

Identification of substances of very high concern

Deadline: 17 October
7 substances

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

No consultations currently ongoing

Harmonised classification and labelling

Deadline: 11 October
2 consultations

Deadline: 21 October
2 consultations

Deadline: 11 November
1 consultation

Deadline: 25 November
1 consultation


Deadline: 18 March 2014
2 substances

Applications for authorisation

Deadline: 9 October
1 consultation

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