ECHA e-News - 4 March 2015

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


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 has been updated.

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

ECHA next week

Meeting of the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis
9-13 March 2015

Meeting of the Committee for Risk Assessment
10-13 March 2015

ECHA Newsletter

ECHA launches a public consultation on two proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHCs)

The first substance, 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5) is used as a plasticiser and lubricant. The second substance, 5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual isomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof] is a group entry and substances falling under this entry include for example, Karanal.

The deadline for submitting information is 16 April 2015.

Public consultation

Assessing the reliability of Specific Environmental Release Categories

ECHA has published a report assessing the reliability of SpERCs (Specific Environmental Release Categories) in the context of REACH information requirements related to chemical safety assessment. The report is useful for industry preparing SpERCs and for registrants using them. It proposes a best practice format and suggests streamlining SpERC factsheets as well as providing explanatory information in a background document. The report also recommends discussing the draft best practice format with industry and Member States to clarify remaining issues.

Report | ECHA guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment - Chapter R.16: Environmental Exposure Estimation

Registry of Intentions updated


Two new CLH intentions were added to the Registry of Intentions. The new CLH intentions are for 1-vinylimidazole (EC 214-012-0) and nitric acid ... % (EC 231-714-2). Four CLH proposals were submitted: acetaldehyde (EC 200-836-8) was submitted by the Netherlands, flutianil (ISO) (CAS 958647-10-4) was submitted by the United Kingdom, isoproturon (ISO) (EC 251-835-4) was submitted by Germany, and 1,2-dihydroxybenzene; pyrocatechol (EC 204-427-5) was submitted by France.

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals

Announcement of a new appeal

The Board of Appeal has published an announcement of a new appeal. Case A-018-2014 concerns substance evaluation.

Appeal announcements


Stakeholders' Day Conference – all speakers confirmed

27 May 2015, Helsinki

The latest additions to our guest speakers include Jan Wijmenga from the Member State Competent Authority of Netherlands, speaking about liaising with your Member State in substance evaluation matters, Martin Kayser from BASF SE giving an industry view on substance evaluation and Frida Hök from the International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec) presenting third party contributions through public consultations.

Places for the event are filling up fast so register now to ensure yours!

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

Start: 3 March 2015
Deadline: 16 April 2015

2 SVHC proposals (new)

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

No ongoing consultations

Harmonised classification and labelling

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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