ECHA Weekly - 17 May 2017

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More clarity on hazard information of chemicals

More details are now available on the hazards and classification of substances in the infocards and brief profiles. This improves the transparency of the public data on more than 120 000 chemicals.

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Video tutorials on IUCLID

Need help to get started with IUCLID 6? Four new video tutorials show you how to install and update the application, how to validate your dossier, and how to back-up and restore data. The tutorials are especially helpful for companies preparing their REACH registrations for the first time.

Video tutorials | IUCLID 6

New report about the impacts to applicants when applying for authorisation

14 Finnish companies and a national competent authority were interviewed by Aalto University students to find out how applying for authorisation affected them. The study, commissioned by ECHA, identified improved networking of companies in consortiums, improved worker protection, accelerated substitution and increased awareness of the safety aspects of alternatives in some of the companies. It also indicates that companies have not passed the cost of applying to their customers.


Annual report on conflicts of interest published

The fourth annual report of the Conflict of Interest Advisory Committee (CoIAC) to ECHA's Management Board has been published on our website.

Report | Independence on ECHA's website

Study report on the conditions of use of five cobalt salts published

The report on five cobalt salts (cobalt sulphate, cobalt dichloride, cobalt dinitrate, cobalt carbonate and cobalt diacetate) evaluates whether certain uses of the salts pose a risk to human health which is not adequately controlled and should therefore be addressed by further risk management.

ECHA's completed activities on restriction | ECHA's current activities on restrictions

Committees’ opinion on application for authorisation available

The consolidated opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis for a use of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1; CAS 107-06-2) by EURENCO is available on our website.

Adopted opinions

Further substances assessed by authorities

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

Public activities coordination tool


List of harmonised classifications updated

The European Commission has recently amended the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, updating the list of substances with a harmonised classification. Companies must apply the revised classifications for the safe use of these chemicals by 1 December 2018 at the latest.

News item | Official Journal | CLP Legislation

New proposals to harmonise classification and labelling

Three new proposals to harmonise classification and labelling have been received for:

  • flurochloridone (ISO); 3-chloro-4-(chloromethyl)-1-[3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl]pyrrolidin-2-one; (3RS,4RS;3RS,4SR)-3-chloro-4-chloromethyl-1-(α,α,α-trifluoro-m-tolyl)-2-pyrrolidone (EC 262-661-3; CAS 61213-25-0);
  • hexyl 2-(1-(diethylaminohydroxyphenyl)methanoyl)benzoate (EC 443-860-6; CAS 302776-68-7);
  • tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane (EC 213-934-0, CAS 1067-53-4).

Submitted CLH proposals | CLH intentions


Check the 2018 deadlines to apply for Union authorisation of biocides

A list of active substance and product-type combinations for which a Union authorisation should be applied for in 2018 has been published. Check the deadlines and apply in time to keep your product on the market.

News item | Union authorisation deadlines

Downstream users

Your questions on use maps

A summary of the Q&As from the use maps webinar held at the end of March is now available. The webinar focused on the challenges faced by companies in dealing with exposure scenarios and highlighted how use maps help. The webinar was recorded and can still be watched from the link below.

Event page


REACH 2018 Spring School: 2 days left
15-19 May 2017

During the last 2 days of the Spring School, we will cover how to prepare your registration dossier with IUCLID and submit it through REACH-IT. On Friday 19 May, our panel will answer any questions you have on REACH registration so don’t miss the opportunity.

Register now and ensure your place.

Programme and registration

Stakeholders' Day: get the latest advice on biocides

Get your seat for our Biocides Stakeholders’ Day on 26-27 September. The event will offer the latest news and advice on biocides from ECHA and best practice from companies. One-to-one sessions with our experts and training on IT tools will also be available.

Event page

Calls for information

Testing proposals

ECHA has launched four new public consultations on testing proposals for three substances. The deadline to comment on these is 3 July 2017.

Give comments

Have a look at the 30 currently open consultations on our home page.

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REACH 2018

377 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


ECHA is looking for a head of unit for communications, accounting officers, registration assistants and seconded national experts

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26-27 September 2017

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