Improving the use of REACH and CLP information in the supply chain
ECHA has published a report following a workshop on the use of REACH and CLP information at industrial sites organised with industry and authorities in April 2015. The workshop explored new ways and potential efficiency gains on using REACH and CLP information to enhance the safe use of chemicals at industrial sites. It also aimed to support compliance under the main environmental and occupational health directives.
The Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) editor goes multilingual
An updated version of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) editor to support biocidal product authorisations is now available in 23 EU languages as well as Norwegian.
News alert | SPC editor web page
We want your feedback on our Draft Guidance on the transfer of biocidal active substances into food
The Draft Guidance on Estimating Dietary Risk from Transfer of Biocidal Active Substances into Foods – Non-professional Uses has been published on the ARTFood webpage.
The document is being made available as a "pilot project" in order to collect feedback and is open for commenting for a one year period (until 30th June 2016). This will allow Applicants and Member States to gain experience with the approach proposed and to send their comments and feedback in light of their experience.
After June 2016, comments and feedbacks will be reviewed and a new draft of the guidance will go through the ECHA guidance consultation procedure for the publication of the final document.
ARTFood page | Draft Guidance
Registry of Intentions updated
Harmonised classification and labelling
Three proposals for harmonised classification and labelling were submitted. Flumioxazin (ISO); 2-[7-fluoro-3-oxo-4-(prop-2-yn-1-yl)-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,4-benzoxazin-6-yl]-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-isoindole-1,3(2H)-dione (CAS 103361-09-7) was submitted by Czech Republic, N-carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo) tetra(acetic acid) (EC 200-652-8 ) and pentapotassium 2,2',2'',2''',2''''-(ethane-1,2-diylnitrilo)pentaacetate (EC 404-290-3) were both submitted by industry.
Submitted CLH proposals
No new restriction proposal on grill lighter fluids and fuels for decorative lamps
ECHA has published its assessment report concerning grill lighters fluids and fuels for decorative lamps, labelled R65 or H304, intended to be supplied for the general public. In the report ECHA concludes that there is no need to propose an amendment of the current restriction provisions (entry 3 of Annex XVII to REACH). The current restriction seems to be effective as there is a clearly decreasing trend of poisoning incidents attributed to grill lighter fluids and fuels for decorative lamps, labelled R65 or H304, and to the fact that there are no safer alternatives that would be technically or economically feasible.
European Commission's requests to ECHA
New biocides terminology in 23 EU languages
More key terms related to biocides can now be found on ECHA-term in 23 EU languages. There are 38 new terms extracted from the Biocidal Products Regulation. In total, the database contains almost 1 350 entries in English. Users can consult the terms or their definitions in different languages and download the terms free of charge.
Announcements of new appeals
The Board of Appeal has announced two new appeals.
Presentations for downstream users
ECHA publishes a series of innovative PowerPoint presentations that can be modified and used by anyone who needs to give talks about key issues of REACH and CLP affecting downstream users. They are aimed at a wide range of audiences, including management, workers, environmental health and safety professionals, industry groups and authorities. The slides include graphics and short text that can be modified and translated to suit the different audiences.
The latest presentation in the series is about chemicals of concern. It gives an overview of the REACH and CLP regulatory processes that address substances of concern and of their impacts on downstream users. The series is intended to make it easier for all who have to prepare presentations on these topics in their work.
Presentations for downstream users