New database on Candidate List substances in articles by 2021
ECHA will establish a new database on the presence of hazardous chemicals in articles by the end of 2019 for waste treatment operators and consumers. The database will comprise information submitted by companies producing, importing or selling articles that contain Candidate List substances. Companies need to submit this information by the end of 2020.
Call for evidence: restriction of perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid, its salts and related substances
Norway is preparing an Annex XV restriction dossier concerning perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid, its salts and related substances (EC -, CAS -) and is requesting interested parties to submit any information they have to help with the preparation of the dossier.
The deadline for comments is 22 August 2018 (23:59 Helsinki time).
Note on substance identification and scope of restriction on microplastics published
ECHA is currently assessing the need for a restriction on intentional uses of microplastic particles. As an outcome of the stakeholder workshop on microplastics held in May, ECHA has now published a note outlining the identification of microplastics and the steps the Agency will take to understand the remaining unresolved issues. The note also elaborates on the relationship between substance identification and the potential scope of possible restriction. ECHA aims to conclude its investigation by January 2019.