ECHA e-News - 19 November 2014

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Five new Biocides Transitional Guidance documents

ECHA has published a set of five Transitional Guidance documents for the Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR), concerning the evaluation of environmental risk mitigation measures for disinfectants product types 1-5. These Transitional Guidance documents will be incorporated in due course into Volume IV of the new BPR Guidance structure.

Transitional Guidance

ECHA next week

RAC-31 meeting
25-27 November 2014

SEAC-25 meeting
25-28 November 2014

PACT updated

The Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) has been updated with six new intentions for Risk Management Option Analysis (RMOA) development for the substances: perfluorooctyl silanes, styrene (EC 202-851-5), toluene (EC 203-625-9), potassium hydroxide (EC 215-181-3), sodium hydroxide (EC 215-185-5), and N-carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetra(acetic acid) (EC 200-652-8).

PACT-RMOA substances

New CLH consultation launched on methylhydrazine

ECHA has started a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for methylhydrazine (EC 200-471-4). It is mainly used as a solvent and a rocket propellant, either as a single constituent, or mixed with other hydrazines. It is also an organic intermediate. The substance does not yet have harmonised classification and the dossier submitter, the Netherlands, proposes classification for carcinogenicity.

The deadline for submitting comments on the proposal is 2 January 2015.

Ongoing consultations

Registry of Intentions updated

The Registry of Intentions was updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The substances are: iprodione (ISO) (EC 253-178-9), colecalciferol, vitamin D3 (EC 200-673-2), maleic anhydride (EC 203-571-6), succinic anhydride (EC 203-570-0), disodium 4-amino-6-((4-((4-(2,4-diaminophenyl)azo)phenylsulfamoyl)phenyl)azo)-5-hydroxy-3-((4-nitrophenyl)azo)naphthalene-2,7-disulfonate (EC 421-880-6) and permethrin (ISO) (EC 258-067-9). The new submission is for medetomidine (CAS 86347-14-0) which was submitted by the UK Member State competent authority.

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals

Announcement of a new decision of the Board of Appeal

The Board of Appeal (BoA) has published a new decision. The decision in case A-020-2013 concerns the revocation of a registration due to the failure of the registrant to pay the supplementary registration fee.

BoA decisions


Webinar on mixture classification and communicating safe use of mixtures – register for the re-run

8 December 2014, 12:00 – 14:00 Helsinki Time (EST, GMT +2)

Due to the high demand, we will organise a re-run of the webinar that took place on 5 November. The video recording will be played and you will have the possibility to ask questions in writing to our specialists during this time. You can already check the presentations and the recording online.

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 relating to mixtures.

Register for the re-run | Presentations | Recording

Ongoing consultations

Start: 16 October 2014
Deadline: 1 December 2014

33 testing proposals

Start: 18 November 2014
Deadline: 2 January 2015

8 testing proposals (new)

Identification of substances of very high concern

No ongoing consultations

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

Start: 1 September 2014
Deadline: 30 November 2014

22 substances

Harmonised classification and labelling

Start: 14 October 2014
28 November 2014

1 CLH proposal

Start: 21 October 2014
5 December 2014

3 CLH proposals

Start: 28 October 2014
12 December 2014

2 CLH proposals

Start: 13 November 2014
2 January 2015

1 CLH proposal (new)


Start: 15 October 2014
Deadline: 29 November 2014

2 calls for evidence

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: 12 November 2014
Deadline: 7 January 2015
17 consultations

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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