ECHA e-News - 4 February 2015

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

Biocidal Products Regulation

List of active substances and suppliers updated

From 1 September 2015, a biocidal product consisting of, containing, or generating a relevant substance, cannot be made available on the EU market if the substance supplier or product supplier is not included in the Article 95 list for the product type(s) to which the product belongs. The list of active substances and suppliers was updated on 30 January 2015. The list is updated regularly.

Article 95 web section | Updated list of active substances and suppliers

ECHA releases an update of R4BP 3.2 to increase its flexibility

It is now possible to make certain applications for product authorisations under renewal and to apply for renewal of an authorisation subject to a change.

News alert | R4BP3 web page

ECHA next week

Conference on "Lessons learnt on Applications for Authorisation"
10-11 February 2015

New harmonised classification and labelling consultation launched on the biocide medetomidine

ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for (RS)-4-[1-(2,3-dimethylphenyl)ethyl]-1H-imidazole; medetomidine (CAS 86347-14-0) submitted by the United Kingdom. Medetomidine does not have a harmonised entry in Annex VI and the dossier submitter proposes classification for Acute toxicity, Specific target organ toxicity – single exposure and Hazardous to the aquatic environment.

This substance is to be used in the EU as an antifouling agent. It is also used within the EU as an anaesthetic in veterinary medicine and an analgesic in human medicine.

The final date for submitting comments is 20 March 2015.

Current CLH consultations

Registry of Intentions updated

Harmonised classification and labelling

Four new intentions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) were added to the Registry of Intentions. The new CLH intentions are for:

  • 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C8-10-branched alkyl esters, C9-rich; [1] di-''isononyl'' phthalate [2] (EC 271-090-9, 249-079-5),
  • nicotine (ISO) (EC 200-193-3),
  • mesosulfuron-methyl; methyl 2-{[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)carbamoyl]sulfamoyl}-4-{[(methylsulfonyl)amino]methyl}benzoate (CAS 208465-21-8), and
  • ethofumesate (ISO)(EC 247-525-3).

Six proposals for harmonised classification and labelling were submitted. Pinoxaden (ISO) (CAS 243973-20-8) was submitted by the UK, 2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one ( EC 220-239-6) was submitted by Slovenia, reaction mass of 1-[2-(2-aminobutoxy)ethoxy]but-2-ylamine and 1-({[2-(2-aminobutoxy)ethoxy]methyl}propoxy)but-2-ylamine (EC 447-920-2) was submitted by Belgium, spirodiclofen (ISO) (CAS 148477-71-8) was submitted by the Netherlands, 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4'-morpholinobutyrophenone was submitted by Industry and iprovalicarb (ISO) was submitted by Ireland.

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals


A new restriction intention from Denmark on (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl)silanetriol and any of its mono-, di- or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives has been submitted.

Current Restriction intentions

ECHA-term migrated to ECHA

ECHA-term is now migrated from the Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union (CdT) to the European Chemicals Agency in order to synchronise all of ECHA's applications and save the costs. All functionalities remain the same. The users can consult the terms or their definitions in different languages and download the terms free of charge. The new features include:

  • new URL -
  • new contact details – feedback can be sent directly to
  • improved layout


Announcement of a new appeal

The Board of Appeal has published an announcement of a new appeal. Case A-013-2014 concerns substance evaluation.

Appeal announcements


Ask ECHA about authorisation applications

25 February 2015, Helsinki

Are you a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) and planning to apply for authorisation to use a substance of very high concern? Have you still got questions about the process? Why not ask ECHA?

We will be at your service on 25 February 2015, from 10:00 and 12:00 Central European Time, and will provide support in your own language (where there is more than one official language for your country, we will offer at least one of them).

Book a personal time for a phone discussion online and tell us your question in advance. We will then call you at the agreed time.

News item | Event page (translated in the official EU languages)

10th Stakeholders' Day – focus on practical examples for REACH 2018, improving dossier quality and risk management

27 May 2015, Helsinki

The programme is available on the ECHA website and presents among others, the key steps for registrants to consider ahead of the REACH 2018 deadline, ECHA's new compliance check strategy, substance evaluation case studies and preparing your application for authorisation.

Industry participants also have the possibility to book one-to-one sessions with the Agency's scientific experts during the conference to discuss specific topics and to receive advice and guidance for key processes relevant to the implementation of the European chemicals legislation.

The conference takes place at ECHA's premises in Helsinki and will be web-streamed live. Participation to the conference is free-of-charge.

For any event related enquiries, contact us at:

Programme | Register | Event page

Ongoing consultations

Start: 23 January 2015
Deadline: 9 March 2015

11 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 (new)


Start: 10 December 2014
Deadline: 9 February 2015
2 consultations on SEAC draft opinion

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

No ongoing consultations

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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