ECHA e-News - 25 February 2015

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


Information requirements for reproductive toxicity changed

The REACH annexes VIII, IX and X have been amended with the inclusion of the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS, EU B.56, OECD TG 443). EOGRTS will now be the information requirement for reproductive toxicity in REACH instead of the two-generation reproductive toxicity study (EU B.35, OECD TG 416). The updated annexes will enter into force 13 March 2015. ECHA is updating its guidance on reproductive toxicity to reflect the regulatory changes and aims to finalise it by July 2015. A draft is already available on ECHA's website.

Updated annexes (Official Journal) | European Commission (DG ENV) website | Draft guidance on reproductive toxicity (under update)

ECHA next week

RAC-32A meeting
2-6 March 2015

Four new practical guides clarify data sharing under the biocides regulation

ECHA launches a new special series of practical guides on data sharing, which provide hands-on advice to companies dealing with biocides.

News item | Biocides Practical Guides | Article 95 web pages

Give your opinion on a platform with information on substances in materials

Are you a supplier of articles? Do you have or need information on hazardous substances in articles or materials? If yes, we would like to hear your views on the idea of building a "Materials' Information Platform" (MIP) and how it could meet your needs.

As already announced in our e-News on 11 February, ECHA and Ökopol GmbH invite you to participate in this survey and give your feedback.

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete. The initial closing date has been extended until 6 March 2015.

Survey on the Materials' Information Platform

European Commission responds to campaign on testing cosmetic ingredients on animals

The European Commission has published its response to concerned citizens about the use of animal testing for cosmetics ingredients under the REACH Regulation.

News item

Announcement of a new appeal

The Board of Appeal has published an announcement of a new appeal. Case A-017-2014 concerns a compliance check decision.

Appeal announcements


Tenth Stakeholders' Day conference

27 May 2015, Helsinki

The Stakeholders' Day offers participants the chance to hear the latest news and updates from ECHA, European industry associations and NGOs. The event takes place in conjunction with the annual Helsinki Chemicals Forum taking place from 28 to 29 May. Participation to the Stakeholders' Day is free of charge.

Register | Event page | Programme

Ongoing consultations

Start: 23 January 2015
Deadline: 9 March 2015

11 testing proposals

Start: 16 February 2015
Deadline: 2 April 2015

21 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: 13 January 2015
Deadline: 27 February 2015

1 CLH proposal

Start: 20 January 2015
Deadline: 6 March 2015

1 CLH proposal

Start: 3 February 2015
Deadline: 20 March 2015

1 CLH proposal

Start: 10 February 2015
Deadline: 27 March 2015

1 CLH proposal

Start: 18 February 2015
Deadline: 7 April 2015

1 CLH proposal


Start: 17 September 2014
Deadline: 17 March 2015
1 restriction proposal

Start: 17 December 2014
Deadline: 17 June 2015
1 restriction proposal

Applications for authorisation

Start: 11 February 2015
Deadline: 8 April 2015

1 consultation

Biocides consultation

Start: 9 February 2015
Deadline: 10 April 2015

2 active substances

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