Send us your case study to feature at SETAC Europe
ECHA will host six sessions at the SETAC Europe conference in Rome from 13 to 17 May 2018. We are looking for abstracts, presentations and posters on the topics we will be presenting: environmental exposure assessment, integrating higher-tier solutions, endocrine disruptors, substitution, nanomaterials, and examining the interface between statistical significance and biological relevance for toxicity. Submit your abstract by 29 November 2017.
Are you dealing with complex inorganic coloured pigments?
We have contributed to a new guidance document for the registration of complex inorganic coloured pigments coordinated by Eurocolour, a sector group of Cefic and the umbrella organisation for manufacturers of pigments, dyes and fillers in Europe. The document helps companies mainly with the substance identification of these pigments.
RAC’s opinion on classification of titanium dioxide now published
The final opinion of the Committee for Risk Assessment on the classification of titanium dioxide is now available on ECHA’s website. ECHA published a press release on the Committee’s opinion already last June, immediately after it was concluded.
Antifouling products: help to estimate environmental emissions
You can now download a calculation sheet for antifouling products to estimate the release of substances from the product to the environment. Antifouling products are used to control the growth of fouling organisms, like microbes and higher forms of plant or animal species, on vessels or other structures used in water. Get the file from our website, under "Emission scenario documents", product-type 21.
The programme of the 11th meeting of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) has been published. It will take place 23-24 November 2017, and includes hands-on exercises on the communication in the supply chain. Have a closer look at the content of the different sessions and register to participate.
Webinar: communicating about substances in articles – what you need to know 2 November, 11:00 to 12:00 Helsinki time (EET, GMT +2)
Are you an EU importer, producer or supplier of articles? Then you may have communication and notification obligations if your articles contain Candidate List substances. Join our webinar where a particular focus is given to complex objects made up of more than one article. In addition to the latest information and expertise, you will have the chance to ask questions from our panel.
Sign up for our final conference before the REACH 2018 deadline from 29 to 31 January 2018. On the first two days, learn how to use the IT tools needed for successful registration. You can also book a face-to-face meeting with our experts. The third day’s programme brings you case studies, last-minute advice and a chance to consult ECHA and national helpdesks.
Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling
ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
5-fluoro-1,3-dimethyl-N-[2-(4-methylpentan-2-yl)phenyl]-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxamide; 2’-[(RS)-1,3-dimethylbutyl]-5-fluoro-1,3-dimethylpyrazole-4-carboxanilide; penflufen (EC -; CAS 494793-67-8). It is an active substance (fungicide) used or under approval in plant protection products or biocidal products with no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on all physical, human health and environment hazard classes except respiratory sensitisation, aspiration hazard and hazardous to the ozone layer hazard classes.
hymexazol (ISO); 3-hydroxy-5-methylisoxazole (EC 233-000-6; CAS 10004-44-1). It is an active substance used in plant protection products as a fungicide with an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on acute toxicity, serious eye damage/eye irritation, skin sensitisation, reproductive toxicity, and hazardous to the aquatic environment hazard classes.
geraniol; (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol (EC 203-377-1; CAS 106-24-1). It is a chemical registered under REACH and an active substance with biocidal (disinfectant) activity used in cleaning products, personal care products including perfumes and fragrances, polishes and waxes as well as in coatings and paints. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on the skin sensitisation hazard class.
mesotrione (ISO); 2-[4-(methylsulfonyl)-2-nitrobenzoyl]-1,3-cyclohexanedione (EC -; CAS 104206-82-8) is an active substance in plant protection products (herbicides). It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling, as Aquatic Acute 1 (H400) and Aquatic Chronic 1 (H410), in Annex VI to CLP Regulation. Comments are invited on the reproductive toxicity, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity, specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure and hazardous to the aquatic environment hazard classes.
2-butoxyethanol; ethylene glycol monobutyl ether (EC 203-905-0; CAS 111-76-2). It is a chemical registered under REACH mainly used in coatings and cleaning products and for the manufacture of other chemicals and polymers. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on acute toxicity, skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage/eye irritation and specific target organ toxicity — repeated exposure.
dioctyltin dilaurate;  stannane, dioctyl-, bis(coco acyloxy) derivs.  (EC 222-883-3  293-901-5 ; CAS 3648-18-8  91648-39-4 ). It is a chemical registered under REACH mainly used in the production of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints, thinner and paint removers with no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on reproductive toxicity and specific target organ toxicity — repeated exposure hazard classes.
citral (EC 226-394-6; CAS 5392-40-5) is a chemical registered under REACH used as an additive and disinfectant in cleaning products, personal care products including perfumes and fragrances, polishes and waxes as well as in coatings and paints. It has an existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP as Skin Irrit. 2 and Skin Sens. 1. Comments are invited on the skin sensitisation hazard class.
The deadline for comments is 1 December 2017, 23:59 Helsinki time (EET).
Public consultation launched on scientific evaluation of occupational exposure limit for acrylonitrile
ECHA is inviting comments on the occupational exposure limit (OEL) for acrylonitrile, which is currently subject to the opinion of ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment. The opinion will be sent to the Commission by 26 March 2018.
Public consultation: amendments of the Annexes to REACH for registration of nanomaterials
The consultation, launched by the European Commission, ends on 6 November. The amendment will further clarify what the legal requirements are when registering nanoforms under REACH and improve ECHA’s ability to implement REACH for nanomaterials by making it more effective.