ECHA e-News - 4 November 2015

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ECHA asks registrants to show how they considered alternative methods before consulting on testing proposals

To further ensure that testing on animals is only done as a last resort, ECHA has started requesting additional information from registrants who submit new testing proposals for vertebrate animal tests. This follows the European Ombudsman's recent decision about ECHA's role in evaluating testing proposals.

Press release | Animal testing web page

937 days until the REACH 2018 registration

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

Remember to submit your notifications for 2016 exports as soon as possible so that national EU authorities and ECHA have enough time to process them. By notifying early enough, you will be less likely to experience delays with your exports.

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 process your notification faster.

Export notifications | ePIC | News item on ePIC update | ECHA Helpdesk

Registry of Intentions updated

Two new intentions for harmonised classification and labelling were added to the Registry of Intentions: 4,4'-sulfonylbisphenol, polymer with ammonium chloride (NH4Cl), pentachlorophosphorane and phenol (EC 439-270-3, CAS 260408-02-4) submitted by Germany and dioctyltin dilaurate; bis(dodecanoyloxy)(dioctyl)stannane (EC 222-883-3, CAS 3648-18-8) submitted by Sweden.

Current CLH intentions


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: Find your co-registrants and prepare to work together

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

Ongoing consultations

Start: 30 September 2015
Deadline: 16 November 2015

10 testing proposals

Start: 1 November 2015
Deadline: 16 December 2015

4 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 CLH proposals

Start: 7 October 2015
Deadline: 23 November 2015

2 CLH proposals

Start: 20 October 2015
Deadline: 4 December 2015

1 CLH proposal

Start: 27 October 2015
Deadline: 11 December 2015

2 CLH proposals


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

Start: 18 June 2015
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 substance

Biocides consultation

No ongoing consultations

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