ECHA Weekly - 11 May 2016

ECHA Weekly

Does your product now fall under the scope of the Biocidal Products Regulation?

By 1 September 2016, companies should apply for the approval of active substances in biocidal products that were outside the scope under the previous directive but now fall within the scope of the Biocidal Products Regulation. The deadline concerns two groups: active substances in food contact materials for surface action and in situ generated active substances with precursors that were not in the scope of the directive.

News alert


Further substances assessed by authorities

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

Public activities coordination tool


New intentions for harmonised classification and labelling

Four new CLH proposals were submitted: 2-methoxyethyl acrylate (EC 221-499-3; CAS 3121-61-7) by France, Ipconazole (ISO); cobalt metal (no EC and no CAS) by the Netherlands, MCPA-Thioethyl (EC 246-831-4; CAS 25319-90-8) by Poland and N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide (NMA) (213-103-2 ; CAS 924-42-5) by France.

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals


Using 6-(phthalimido)peroxyhexanoic acid in veterinary hygiene or food and feed products?

Companies have withdrawn their interest to get the following active substance and product-type combinations approved in the biocides review programme:

6-(phthalimido)peroxyhexanoic acid (PAP) (EC 410-850-8, CAS 128275-31-0) used in veterinary hygiene and food and feed area (product-types 3 and 4).

Notify ECHA by 27 April 2017 to keep the combinations in the approval process.

Read more

Downstream users

Translation of tips for users of chemicals in the workplace

The recently published short guide for users of chemicals in the workplace has been translated. It describes how to get the most from the classification and labelling information received in an easy-to-read style. The publication was developed jointly by ECHA and a working group of HelpNet members and is linked on the downstream user web page.

Downstream users

Calls for information

There are no new consultations this week. Have a look at the 56 currently open consultations on our home page.

Public consultations


Stakeholders' Day – get up-to-date with REACH 2018
24-25 May 2016

Two weeks to go to our Stakeholders' Day (24-25 May). Check the programme with speakers from ECHA, industry and Member States. If you have signed up but your plans change, kindly cancel your booking by email at: You will also be able to follow the event online and submit your questions to the Q&A panel remotely. A link to view the webstream will be available on the ECHA homepage on the morning of the event.

Event page | Programme

Workshop on Socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restriction under REACH
29 June 2016, 09:00-17:00
Auditorium, Breyel Buildings, Brussels

ECHA and the European Commission (Directorates-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Environment) will organise a workshop on socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restriction under REACH on 29 June 2016.

This event aims to clarify the role of socio-economic analysis (SEA) under REACH and is aimed at Member States, European Parliament and stakeholders.

To develop the programme for the workshop ECHA is conducting a survey on SEA. Anyone involved in the REACH authorisation and restriction processes are invited to complete the survey.

More information | Survey

IUCLID administrator webinar: switching from IUCLID 5.6 to IUCLID 6
1 June 2016, 11:00-13:00 EEST (GMT+3)

The webinar will cover server administration for multiple users, new user management features including ‘Instance Based Security' (IBS), merging several IUCLID 5 installations into one IUCLID 6 database and tips for migrating your data. Presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

This webinar is intended for advanced users of IUCLID.


ECHA closed

Our IT tools and support will be closed on 16 May

REACH-IT, R4BP 3 and ECHA's support services will be closed for Whit Monday on 16 May. They will reopen on Tuesday 17 May at 10:00.

ECHA's switchboard will also be closed on 16 May and open again on 17 May 2016 at 9:00.

The PIC submission tool, ePIC, will remain open at all times.

REACH 2018

749 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


Committee for Risk Assessment
23-27 May 2016

Committee for Socio-economic Analysis
30 May-3 June 2016


ECHA is looking for seconded national experts


Stakeholders' Day
25 May 2016

Use maps: how downstream users and registrants can benefit
15 June 2016

Socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation and restrictions under REACH
29 June 2016

Getting familiar with the new Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar 3.0)
21 June 2016

REACH 2018 webinar: Assess hazard and risk
20 July 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


Check all 56 currently open consultations on our home page or subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up-to-date

Quick links

Authorisation List

Candidate List

Getting started

Substances of potential concern



ECHA Weekly archive


Send us feedback


European Chemicals Agency
P.O.Box 400 FI-00121 Helsinki, Finland



Categories Display