ECHA Weekly - 10 February 2016

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Public consultations launched for applications for authorisation

ECHA has launched a public consultation on 27 applications for authorisation covering 39 uses of Chromium VI compounds, 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) and Diglyme. More information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available on ECHA's website. Comments can be submitted using a form on our website until 6 April 2016 (23:59 Helsinki time).

News item | Applications for authorisation - current consultations


Update to the list of substances potentially subject to compliance checks

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance checks with 72 new substances. Registrants are advised to check this list and if needed, update their related registration dossiers by 11 April 2016.

Since January 2015, ECHA has published a list of substances for which a compliance check would in all probability be conducted. This gives the registrants the possibility for early dossier updates before the compliance check starts. However, the list is indicative and non-exhaustive: ECHA reserves the right to open further compliance checks on any dossier at any time and without prior notice to the registrants.

Compliance checks | List of substances


Join us in Helsinki for our Stakeholders' Day 24-25 May

Register now to get your seat at our free Stakeholders' Day. On 25 May, you will hear the latest updates from ECHA, industry associations and NGOs, focusing mainly on the 2018 REACH registration deadline. On 24 May, you have the opportunity to get hands-on training on ECHA's revamped IT tools. The event can also be followed online, but come in person to benefit from one-to-one meetings with our experts, IT tool training and the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (HCF) organised back-to-back with our event (26-27 May). Stakeholders' Day participants can benefit from a reduced registration fee for the HCF if you register using the code: "SHD2016".

Event page | Register | Programme | HCF

New timing for webinar: How are substances screened and shortlisted?

17 February 2016 14:00 - 16:00 Helsinki time

This webinar will explain how the IT screening is done, its timelines, and the criteria for shortlisting substances for further examination. It will also explain how companies can influence the selection of substances by updating their dossiers and how they can get more information about common screening.

Register now

Calls for information

There is a new consultation on 27 applications for authorisation. Consult the full list of open consultations on our website - currently 67 - and subscribe to our consultations RSS feed to stay up-to-date.


840 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


Biocidal Products Committee (BPC)
16 February 2016

Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC)
29 February - 10 March 2016

Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC)
8-11 March 2016


ECHA is looking for seconded national experts


Webinar: How are substances screened and shortlisted?
17 February 2016

Webinar on REACH 2018: Get organised with your co-registrants
2 March 2016

Topical Scientific Workshop - New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science
19-20 April 2016

Stakeholders' Day
25 May 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


Check all 67 currently open consultations on our home page or subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up-to-date


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