ECHA Weekly - 14 November 2018

New web pages to prepare companies for UK’s withdrawal from EU

The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will affect companies including those that manufacture or use chemicals in the UK as well as in the EU-27. ECHA’s updated web section aims to help affected companies who have registered substances or use authorised chemicals in supply chains.

News | The UK’s withdrawal from the EU

Public consultation on the review report for authorisation of trichloroethylene

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the review report received in the REACH authorisation process for the use of trichloroethylene (EC 201-167-4; CAS 79-01-6) as an extraction solvent in caprolactam production.

The deadline for comments is 9 January 2019 (23:59 Helsinki time).

Applications for authorisation - current consultations

New IUCLID tutorials

Two new video tutorials are available for IUCLID:
  • IUCLID DNEL calculator: what is it and how to use it; and
  • How to create a Biocidal Product Family composition in IUCLID.
IUCLID tutorials

New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

A new proposal to harmonise  classification and labelling has been submitted for tritosulfuron (ISO) (containing ≤ 0.02 % 2-amino-4-methoxy-6-(trifluormethyl)-1,3,5-triazine); 1-[4-methoxy-6-(trifluoromethyl)-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl]-3-[2-(trifluoromethyl)benzenesulfonyl]urea (containing ≤ 0.02 % 2-amino-4-methoxy-6-(trifluormethyl)-1,3,5-triazine) (EC 604-291-0; CAS 142469-14-5).

A new intention to harmonise classification and labelling has been received for dibutyltin di(acetate) [1]; dibutyltin bis(2-ethylhexanoate) [2] (EC -, CAS -).

Registry of CLH intentions until outcome

Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA is looking for comments on harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
  • Methyl salicylate (EC 204-317-7; CAS 119-36-8). The substance is an industrial chemical used as a fragrance and biocide in various professional and consumer products including in cosmetics and detergents. It is also approved in patients for the treatment of muscle and joint pain (topical application) and in veterinary medicine. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on the hazard classes acute toxicity (oral), skin sensitisation, reproductive toxicity and hazardous to the aquatic environment.
  • 4-methylpentan-2-one; isobutyl methyl ketone (EC 203-550-1; CAS 108-10-1). The substance is mainly used as an industrial chemical for the manufacture of lubricants and greases and in the production of various consumer and professional products like biocides, fillers, plasters, modelling clay and finger paints. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on selected human health hazards.
The deadline for comments is 25 January 2019, 23:59 Helsinki time.

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Register for our online info session on poison centres

11 December, 11:00 – 12:00 Helsinki time

Join our info session for the latest information to help you get prepared with your notifications to poison centres. We will explain what you need to do step-by-step to prepare and submit your notifications and also give you the chance to ask questions from our live panel of experts.


Non-approvals for active substances

The European Commission has published a decision not approving several active substances for different product-types.


One login, many features

ECHA’s website now has new features for those of you who will create an account as of 15 November 2018. Once you are logged in, you will be able to follow your substance and see which regulatory processes concern the substances that are important to your business.
You will also be able to save your search in the advanced search for chemicals form and reuse it next time you log in. If you already have an account in REACH-IT, R4BP 3 or ePIC, you will be able to use your existing credentials to log in and start using the new features. The same credentials will work with the IUCLID, Chesar, Newsletter and Poison Centres' websites. The accounts you may previously have had for these websites will no longer work, so you will need to create a new one.

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ECHA website under maintenance

Due to a deployment, all ECHA websites will be offline on Wednesday evening, 14 November. Normal service will resume on Thursday morning, 15 November.

REACH-IT closed for maintenance

The submission and communication tool REACH-IT will be unavailable from Friday 16 November 18:00 until Monday 19 November 10:00 (Helsinki time).

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