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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
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.