ECHA e-News - 20 August 2014


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

Biocidal Products Regulation

Non-EU companies to be indicated in the list of biocidal active substances and suppliers

ECHA and the Commission have agreed to publish the company names of non-EU entities together with their EU-representatives in the Article 95 list of the Biocidal Products Regulation.

News alert | Guidance on biocides legislation | Active substances and suppliers | List of active substances and suppliers

Updated Guidance on testing for mutagenicity

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an update of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment – Chapter R.7a.

News alert | Guidance on IR&CSA

New eGuide on safety data sheets and exposure scenarios available on ECHA's website

The eGuide helps users of safety data sheets to understand and use information more easily.

News alert | eGuide | Interactive map for downstream users

Registry of Intentions updated


Ten potential SVHCs have been included on 4 August 2014 in the Registry of Intentions, meaning that Member States have submitted a dossier for each substance to propose it for identification as an SVHC. Please see the updated Registry of Intentions.

Current SVHC intentions | Submitted SVHC proposals

August issue of the ECHA Newsletter published

The August issue of the ECHA Newsletter is now online. In this issue, we cover, among other topics, the 2015 classification and labelling deadline for mixtures, pre-submission for biocides Union authorisation, the launch of the new ePIC tool and the new partners service for authorisation applicants. You can also read interviews about building consumer awareness on the safe use of chemicals, challenges of global chemicals management and how a small company uses REACH to build brand reputation.

Read the Newsletter online | PDF version

ECHA publishes data-sharing dispute decisions

ECHA has published all 27 data sharing dispute decisions which have been issued under REACH and the BPR to date. This is part of the Agency's commitment to transparency and serves to give industry, decision-makers and the interested public a better understanding of its reasoning in these cases. It is also thought that it will help to guide SMEs that find themselves in data sharing negotiations in the run-up to the 2018 registration deadline.

ECHA decisions on data sharing disputes under REACH and BPR

CLP 2015 deadline - new campaign materials available

On its dedicated CLP 2015 web section, ECHA has published new campaign materials which are free to download and use in a universal PDF format. This format can easily be converted using any graphics program. Once converted, you can add your logo and/or any other specific one-call information you may wish to add. Please help to raise awareness of the 2015 deadline.

Campaign material | CLP leaflet | Image gallery | CLP Awareness Workshop

Final reminder for PIC exporters

PIC exporters need to take action now, to make sure that their data (export notifications, special Reference Identification Number (RIN) requests and details on mixtures and articles) is migrated from EDEXIM to the new submission system, ePIC. The "ownership" of the data must be digitally assigned to each company using a unique identifier that is recognised by both systems. This Legal Entity Universal Unique Identifier (LE UUID) can be obtained from REACH-IT. Please log into EDEXIM, where you will find detailed instructions, and provide your LE UUID no later than 22 August 2014. If the deadline is missed, the data cannot be migrated.



ePIC industry webinar – only a few days left to register

26 August 2014, 11:00 - 13:50 Helsinki Time (EEST, GMT+3)

The webinar provides an overview of how to use the ePIC tool to meet obligations under the Prior Informed Consent Regulation. Check the draft agenda and register as soon as possible.

Register | Programme

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: 8 July 2014
Deadline: 22 August 2014
3 CLH proposals

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 Septmeber 2014
1 consultation

European Chemicals Agency
P.O.Box 400 FI-00121 Helsinki, Finland