Deadlines for updating registration dossiers clarified
The European Commission has clarified the meaning of ‘without undue delay’ in an implementing regulation, which has now received a favourable vote by all Member States. Companies are responsible for updating their registrations with relevant new information, on their own initiative, without undue delay.
Foreseen deadlines for the different types of updates will become applicable after the publication of the implementing regulation, expected later this year. ECHA is preparing further information for registrants, including an update of the guidance on registration.
Draft implementing regulation | Support for registrants
Diisocyanates restricted under REACH
Diisocyanates should not be used on their own or as a constituent in other substances or in mixtures for industrial and professional uses in concentrations above 0.1 % by weight after 24 August 2023. Placing on the market will be restricted earlier – as of 24 February 2022.
Diisocyanates are respiratory and skin sensitisers. They are mainly used to make polyurethane products, such as foams, sealants and coatings. Restricting their use is estimated to prevent over 3 000 new cases of occupational asthma per year in the EU. Read more about the conditions of the restriction in the Commission Regulation.
Regulation | Substances restricted under REACH
Member States back restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up
Member States have voted by written procedure in favour of restricting hazardous substances in tattoo inks and permanent make-up following the REACH Committee meeting in June. The Commission proposal will still be scrutinised by the Council of the European Union and European Parliament before it can be adopted.
REACH Committee in September – agenda online
The next meeting of the REACH Committee will take place online on 3 September. The agenda is available on the Commission’s website.