ECHA Weekly - 2 March 2016


ECHA Weekly

REACH 2018: Work together to share data and its costs

An important step towards successful REACH registration is getting organised with your co-registrants. Setting up the cooperation is the third phase of the REACH Roadmap for 2018. Sharing data between companies registering the same substance is one of the fundamental aspects of REACH. By doing this, registrants can reduce the costs and avoid unnecessary testing, especially on vertebrate animals.

Press release | REACH 2018 web pages | Special e-News


ECHA stabilises guidance two years ahead of the 2018 REACH deadline

ECHA will refrain from further updates to REACH guidance documents that impact registration from 31 May 2016 onwards. Guidance documents will only be updated in rare cases, e.g. when REACH legislation has been modified or IT tools updated. Update on which documents will be subject to change during the moratorium will be given before 31 May 2016.

News alert

New webform to submit requests for change of substance identifier

If you need to change the main chemical identifier of your registration (e.g. the EC number), you should no longer contact the ECHA Helpdesk but submit a request through a specific webform. All relevant information needed for the change, as well as a Joint Submission Plan template, are included in the form.

How to change a substance identifier| Webform

New IT systems for authorities to access enforcement information

National authorities now have one single hub to access REACH-IT, IUCLID and other information to do their enforcement work, for example, to check when a company has registered a substance, for what tonnage and what the intended uses are. Authorities can also search information on substance evaluation and risk management.

IT systems for authorities


Notify interest in four active substances used in disinfectants

The interested parties for four substance/product-type combinations in the biocides review programme have withdrawn their interest to get them approved. Notify ECHA by February 2017 to keep the combinations in the approval process.

News item

Calls for information

Public consultation on four proposals to identify new substances of very high concern

The substances and examples of their uses are:

  • Benzo[def]chrysene (Benzo[a]pyrene) (EC 200-028-5; CAS 50-32-8). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
  • 1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenylmethylene) bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one (3-benzylidene camphor) (EC 239-139-9; CAS 15087-24-8). Not yet registered under REACH but used in sunscreens and other cosmetics.
  • (±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1] heptane-2-one (4-methylbenzylidene camphor) (EC 253-242-6; CAS 36861-47-9). Not yet registered under REACH but used in sunscreens and other cosmetics.
  • Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) (EC 201-545-9; CAS 84-61-7). Used in plastisol and in PVC, rubber and plastic articles. Used also as a phlegmatiser and dispersing agent for formulations of organic peroxides. DCHP was previously withdrawn from the SVHC identification process in 2015. You are invited to re-submit comments in this new call.

The deadline for comments is 14 April 2016.

Give comments | All ECHA's open consultations

Harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling proposal for:

  • tris(2-ethylhexyl) 4,4',4''-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltriimino)tribenzoate (EC 402-070-1; CAS 88122-99-0)

The deadline for comments is 14 April 2016.

The consultation for colecalciferol; vitamin D3 (EC 200-673-2; CAS 67-97-0) has been extended until 11 March 2016.

Give comments | All ECHA's open consultations

Testing proposals

ECHA has launched four new public consultations on testing proposals. The deadline to comment these is 14 April 2016. In total, there are currently 10 public consultations open on testing proposals.

Give comments | All ECHA's open consultations


Due to a technical upgrade, there will be a break in the availability of the consultations webforms during the weekend of 4 March from 20:00 to 7 March 2016 7:00 (EET). We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

REACH 2018

818 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


Committee for Risk Assessment
29 February - 10 March 2016

Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis
8-11 March 2016

Enforcement Forum
15-18 March 2016


ECHA is looking for seconded national experts


Topical Scientific Workshop - New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science
19-20 April 2016

Stakeholders' Day
24-25 May 2016

REACH 2018 webinar: Assess hazard and risk
20 July 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


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