ECHA Weekly - 16 January 2019

Six new substances added to the Candidate List

The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) for authorisation now contains 197 substances.

News | Candidate List for authorisation

New restriction intention submitted

Germany has submitted a restriction intention on the manufacture and placing on the market of undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts and related substances (EC -). The expected submission date for the dossier is 27 September 2019.

Registry of restriction intentions

Restriction proposals submitted

On 11 January 2019, ECHA submitted proposals to restrict:
  • microplastics (EC -) - details;
  • formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers (EC/CAS -) - details; and
  • octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (EC 208-764-9), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) (EC 209-136-7) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) (EC 208-762-8) - details.
ECHA's committees are currently performing conformity checks on the dossiers. The dossiers will be published on ECHA's website on 30 January, to ensure transparency and that stakeholders have enough time to prepare for the six-month public consultations. The public consultations will start in April 2019 if the dossiers pass conformity.

Registry of restriction intentions

Restriction dossier submission postponed

The restriction proposal on calcium cyanamide (EC 205-861-8) will be submitted on 12 April 2019.

Registry of restriction intentions

Authorisations granted for various uses of three substances

The European Commission has granted authorisations for seven uses related to three substances. The authorisations (expiry date of review period given in brackets) are for:
  • bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme) (EC 203-924-4; CAS 111-96-6), granted to Maflon SpA (22 August 2029) - details;
  • chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0), granted to Euro Cryospace France (21 September 2024) - details;
  • chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0), granted to Circuit Foil Luxembourg SARL (21 September 2024) - details;
  • chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8; CAS 1333-82-0), granted to FN Herstal SA, Manroy Engineering Ltd and Browning Viana Fabrica de Armas e Artigos de Desporto SA (21 September 2029; 21 September 2024) - details;
  • 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1; CAS 107-06-2), granted to emp Biotech GmbH (22 November 2029) - details; and
  • 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1; CAS 107-06-2), granted to Grupa Lotos SA (22 November 2029) - details.

Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation updated

ECHA has published an updated version of its Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation (version 3.0).

The update takes into account the changes to the regulation brought by the latest Adaptations to Technical and Scientific Progress (ATPs), including the 12th ATP. Outdated information has also been deleted.

Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation

New proposals to harmonise classification and labelling

Four proposals have been received for the harmonised classification and labelling of:
  • 6-[(C10-C13)-alkyl-(branched, unsaturated)-2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl]hexanoic acid (EC -, CAS 2156592-54-8);
  • 6-[C12-18-alkyl-(branched, unsaturated)-2,5-dioxopyrrolidin-1-yl]hexanoic acid, sodium and tris(2-hydroxyethyl)ammonium salts (EC -, CAS -);
  • 4-methylimidazole (EC 212-497-3, CAS 822-36-6); and
  • 3-methylpyrazole (EC 215-925-7, CAS 1453-58-3).
Registry of CLH intentions
Supply chain communication

Video tutorial: Use maps and Chesar

Want to use sector use maps in your chemical safety assessment? Our video tutorial will get you up to speed and explain how you can import, use and update use map information in Chesar 3.

Video tutorial: How to import and use a use map in Chesar 3
Board of Appeal

Decision on substance evaluation appeal published

The Board of Appeal has published a decision in case A-004-2017. The appeal concerns a substance evaluation decision on UVASORB HEB (EC 421-450-8).

The Appellant challenged the request to perform an OECD TG 308 study and provide further information on uses and environmental emissions.

The Board of Appeal found that the Agency had grounds for requesting information on the OECD TG 308 study and dismissed that part of the appeal. The requirement to provide further information on uses and environmental emissions was annulled.

ECHA news

Happy New Year!

What are ECHA’s priorities in 2019? Our Executive Director Bjorn Hansen presents his views.

Video: Bjorn hansen on 2019 priorities

ECHA reorganises to help take on new tasks and face future challenges

The reorganisation aims to support the implementation of ECHA’s new strategy, step up work in key areas, allow efficient and flexible ways of working, and enable ECHA to take on more responsibilities.


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