ECHA Weekly - 10 January 2018

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REACH 2018

New IUCLID Cloud tutorials

Three new video tutorials are available for the IUCLID Cloud:

  • How to get help

  • How to use the dissemination preview
  • How to use guided dossier preparation.

IUCLID Cloud now guides you through dossier preparation

An update of the cloud version of IUCLID is now available. The tool now provides step-by-step guidance on how to build a complete REACH registration dossier for the REACH 2018 deadline.

News item | ECHA Cloud Services

Stakeholders’ Day – last chance to register

Our free REACH 2018 conference from 29 to 31 January is fully focused on how to meet the final registration deadline and on what happens after. Get last-minute tips, training and peer advice and meet other companies, national authorities, industry associations and ECHA's new Executive Director. Check the programme and sign up by 15 January.

Register | Event page
Help us improve the Chesar website

We invite you to give feedback on the Chesar website by 24 January 2018. It will only take about 5 minutes of your time. Your valuable opinions and feedback will be used to improve the website.

Survey | Chesar website
Fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test: workshop report available

ECHA and the German Environment Agency (UBA) organised an expert workshop in May 2017. The aim was to exchange views on the potential application of the FET test for regulatory purposes and explore how it might be used as part of weight of evidence approaches for acute fish toxicity.

Report | UBA announcement

New intentions to identify a substance of very high concern

New intentions for identification as a substance of very high concern have been received for:
  • octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (EC 209-136-7; CAS 556-67-2);
  • decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC 208-764-9; CAS 541-02-6);
  • dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) (EC 208-762-8; CAS 540-97-6);
  • benzo[ghi]perylene (EC 205-883-8; CAS 191-24-2).
Registry of current SVHC intentions

Further substances assessed by authorities

The public activities coordination tool (PACT) has been updated with information on 14 substances that are undergoing hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.

Public activities coordination tool

Committees’ opinions on applications for authorisation available

The consolidated opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) are available on our website for:

  • one use of 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline (MOCA) (EC 202-918-9; CAS 101-14-4) by REACHLaw Ltd in its legal capacity as Only Representative of Suzhou Xiangyuan Special Fine Chemical Co., Ltd;
  • one use of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0) by Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD.;
  • one use of sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3; CAS 7789-12-0; 10588-01-9) by Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD.;
  • one use of potassium dichromate (EC 231-906-6; CAS 7778-50-9) by Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD.; and
  • two uses of sodium chromate (EC 231-889-5; CAS 7775-11-3) by Aviall Services Inc and Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD.

Adopted opinions

Webinar: How are substances shortlisted and manually screened?
1 February 2018, 11:00–12:00 EET, GMT +2

You will learn about the manual screening process that aims to identify substances that may have hazardous properties. We cover the timelines for screening and the criteria for shortlisting. You will also learn how you can influence the manual screening process by updating your dossiers and where to get more information on common screening.


Webinar: Guided dossier preparation in the IUCLID Cloud

7 February 2018, 12:00–13:00 EET, GMT +2

We cover a feature for SMEs that gives an alternative way of preparing IUCLID dossiers using the IUCLID Cloud. This ‘Guided dossier preparation for REACH 2018’ feature presents you with a series of well-defined tasks to complete based on the type of dossier you plan to submit.


Workshop: EUSES update needs
10-11 April 2018, Helsinki

ECHA will organise a workshop on the European Union System for the Evaluation of Substances (EUSES) update needs. The workshop will provide a platform for regulators, industry, academia and other stakeholders of REACH and the Biocidal Products Regulation to address the needs for an update of EUSES and on the means to do so. The deadline for expressing your interest has been extended until 19 January 2018.

Express your interest | Event page
New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

Seven new proposals have been submitted for:
  • nitrosomorpholine (EC -, CAS 59-89-2);
  • methyl-1H-benzotriazole (EC 249-596-6, CAS 29385-43-1);
  • clothianidin (ISO); (E)-1-(2-Chloro-1,3-thiazol-5-ylmethyl)-3-methyl-2-nitroguanidine (EC 433-460-1, CAS 210880-92-5);
  • 4-methylpentan-2-one (EC 203-550-1, CAS 108-10-1);
  • acetamiprid (ISO); (1E)-N-[(6-chloropyridin-3-yl)methyl]-N'-cyano-N-methylethanimidamide; (E)-N1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-methylacetamidine (EC -, CAS 135410-20-7 (preferred)/160430-64-8 (alternative));
  • 1H-benzotriazole (EC 202-394-1, CAS 95-14-7);
  • n-hexane (EC 203-777-6, CAS 110-54-3).
Four new intentions have also been received:
  • methyl salicylate (EC 204-317-7; CAS 119-36-8);
  • tetrafluoroethylene (EC 204-126-9; CAS 116-14-3);
  • diflufenican (ISO); N-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-2-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]-3-pyridinecarboxamide (EC 617-446-2; CAS 83164-33-4);
  • benfluralin; N-butyl-N-ethyl-α,α,α-trifluoro-2,6-dinitro-p-toluidine (EC 217-465-2; CAS 1861-40-1).
One intention for has been withdrawn:
  • picoxystrobin (ISO) (EC -; CAS 117428-22-5).
Submitted CLH proposals | CLH intentions | Withdrawn CLH intentions and submissions

Poison centres workshop: Preparing for EU wide harmonisation

1 February 2018, Brussels

The European Commission and ECHA are organising a workshop for Member States and industry about harmonised information to Member State appointed bodies or poison centres. The new harmonised system will apply from 1 January 2020. The workshop helps you to understand your legal obligations, how to fulfil them and how to prepare for the harmonisation of information that importers and downstream users placing mixtures on the market need to submit to Member State appointed bodies or poison centres. Register by 10 January.

Register | Poison centres
Supply chain communication
ENES11 report available

The Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios meeting invited participants to discuss and try out the key ENES products for generating and processing safe use information in the chemicals supply chain. Feedback on the draft ENES programme to 2020 and ideas for better promotion of the tools were also gathered. If you missed the meeting, check the event page for information on the key elements discussed and their outcome.

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