ECHA e-News - 21 October 2015


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

Prior Informed Consent

New version of ePIC available – changes for companies notifying exports of mixtures

An update of the IT tool used for submitting export and import notifications under the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation has now been published. It includes a change for companies notifying mixtures which contain a substance included in an Annex I group entry.

News item | ePIC support page

ECHA next week

Member State Committee
26-30 October

Are you planning to export PIC chemicals in 2016? Notify your intentions now

To allow national EU authorities and ECHA enough time to process the notifications, and the importing countries time to respond, we recommend that you submit your export notifications for 2016 at your earliest convenience. When preparing your notification, we ask you to provide more detailed information about the importer. For example, up-to-date contact details with a full street address will help the authorities in the receiving country to process your notification faster.

Remember also that the new version of the IT tool ePIC requires those submitting notifications for mixtures/articles with group entries, to specify the CAS/EC number of the actual substance used in the mixture/article. If you have any doubts, have a look at the updated ePIC IT user manual or contact ECHA through our Helpdesk.

Export notifications | ePIC user manual | News item | ECHA Helpdesk

New CLH consultation launched on the pesticide spirodiclofen

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for spirodiclofen (ISO); 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1-oxaspiro[4.5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutyrate (CAS 148477-71-8). Spirodiclofen has no harmonised classification in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. It is an active substance used as an insecticide and acaricide. We invite you to provide comments on the following hazard classes:

  • All physical hazards;
  • All health hazards except respiratory sensitisation;
  • All environmental hazards except hazardous for the ozone layer.

Submit comments by 4 December 2015.

Current CLH consultations

Registry of Intentions updated

Eight new CLH intentions have been added to the Registry of Intentions:

  • empenthrin (ISO) (CAS 918500-11-5)
  • dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')tin (EC 245-152-0; CAS 22673-19-4)
  • theophylline; 1,3-dimethyl-3,7-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6-dione (EC 200-385-7; CAS 58-55-9)
  • ethylene oxide; oxirane (EC 200-849-9; CAS 75-21-8)
  • thiabendazole (ISO) (EC 205-725-8; CAS 148-79-8)
  • imidacloprid (ISO) (EC 428-040-8; CAS 138261-41-3)
  • p-mentha-1,3-diene; alpha-terpinene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylcyclohexa-1,3-diene (EC 202-795-1; CAS 99-86-5)
  • p-cymene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylbenzene (EC 202-796-7; CAS 99-87-6).

Two CLH dossiers were submitted by Germany: dodecyl methacrylate (EC 205-570-6; CAS 142-90-5) and tris(2-ethylhexyl) 4,4',4''-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltriimino)tribenzoate (EC 402-070-1; CAS 88122-99-0).

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals | Registry of Intentions

Registry for biocidal products (R4BP 3) updated

A new version of R4BP (3.4) introduces the possibility to exchange XML files under "Ad-hoc communication". The update also includes minor bug fixes and improvements in usability.

R4BP 3 support page


Information session on the new registration process

4 November 2015, Brussels

In preparation for the last REACH registration deadline, ECHA is revising the registration process in 2016. ECHA and industry associations are organising an information session to inform stakeholders on the upcoming changes, which include an updated completeness check process, changes to the IT tools (REACH-IT, IUCLID, Chesar) and making sure that there is only one registration per substance (one substance, one registration principle). Register now to get your seat.

Event page | Registration

Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios to meet in Brussels

5-6 November 2015, Brussels

The ninth ENES meeting will give an update on the development of tools to improve communication on use and exposure in the supply chain under REACH. The tools are being developed under the CSR/ES Roadmap.

Event page

Workshop on 'Streamlining applications for authorisation'

17 November 2015, Brussels

The European Commission and ECHA are organising a workshop to further improve the functioning of the application for authorisation process. The workshop will focus on two aspects: how to make 'fit-for-purpose' applications in general and how to fulfil the information requirements for 'upstream' applications. It is a follow-up to the 'Lessons Learned' conference on applications for authorisation, held in Helsinki on 10-11 February 2015.

Event page

SEURAT-1 Symposium: Painting the future animal-free safety assessment of chemical substances

4 December 2015, Brussels

Register for this unique event presenting the scientific achievements of the largest ever EU research initiative on non-animal methods for the safety assessment of chemicals. The programme for the SEURAT-1 Symposium "Painting the future animal-free safety assessment of chemical substances: Achievements of SEURAT-1" includes high-level presentations showcasing the project's success stories. Launched in 2011, SEURAT-1 is a five-year research programme, co-funded by the European Commission and Innovation and Cosmetics Europe. It represents a community of over 70 research partners from 16 EU Member States. Hear about recent achievements in the field of non-animal testing strategies, network with experts and get acquainted with on-going and future initiatives. Register free by 6 November 2015.

Event page | Register

REACH 2018 webinar: see the agenda and register now

18 November 2015, 11:00 - 12:00, Helsinki time

Does your company have previous experience of registering chemicals under the REACH Regulation? If not, this webinar is for you. We will show you how to retrieve your pre-registrations in REACH-IT and check if your substance has been already registered. You will learn how to find the companies you need to work with to register jointly. You will also get tips on how to start cooperating in a substance information exchange forum (SIEF). A Q&A session at the end of the webinar will address any outstanding issues related to the topic. This is the second webinar of a series focusing on practical information to successfully register by the deadline of 31 May 2018.

Register | Agenda | REACH 2018 web pages | REACH 2018 webinar: Know your portfolio and start preparing now

Downstream user update - presentations available

Did you miss our webinar on 20 October? You can have a look at the presentations now. The full recording of the event will be available within the next two weeks. The webinar topics include how downstream users can benefit from the latest work done to improve the information in the supply chain, how to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report and how to notify ECHA on authorised uses.

Webinar page

Ongoing consultations

Start: 30 September 2015
Deadline: 16 November 2015

10 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: 30 September 2015
Deadline: 16 November 2015

3 consultations

Start: 7 October 2015
Deadline: 23 November 2015

2 consultations

Start: 20 October 2015
Deadline: 4 December 2015

1 consultation (new)


Start: 16 September 2015
Deadline: 16 November 2015
2 consultations on SEAC draft opinion

Start: 18 June 2015
Deadline: 18 December 2015
1 restriction proposal

Applications for authorisation

No ongoing consultations

Calls for comments and evidence

Start: 8 October 2015
Deadline: 1 December 2015

1 consultation

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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