ECHA Weekly - 20 February 2019

REACH 2018 registration data now included in QSAR Toolbox

The update to the QSAR Toolbox integrates data from REACH registrations up to November 2018, including data from the last REACH registration deadline for low production volume substances.

News release

Case study shows how ECHA's read-across guidance can be applied for carbon nanotubes

Scientists at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) have shown the applicability of ECHA’s recommendations for grouping and read-across of nanomaterials. They examined the practical application of the Agency's guidance for 19 different types of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, focusing on filling data gaps on genotoxicity.

News on EUON | Case study

List of substances under the Metal and Inorganics Sectoral Approach updated

The list of substances under the Metals and Inorganics Sectoral Approach (MISA), the cooperative framework between ECHA and the European non-ferrous metals association Eurometaux, has been updated.

MISA | List of substances

Have your say on the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials

We are collecting your views on how the EUON is performing and how it could be developed further to best meet your needs. Have your say by replying to our short questionnaire by 25 February.

Participate | EUON | Follow us on LinkedIn

Leaflet on CLP now available in 23 languages

The leaflet on classifying and labelling chemicals in the EU has been translated and is now available in 23 languages.

CLP leaflet

List of biocides suppliers updated

An updated Article 95 list of active substance and product suppliers is now available. A biocidal product can be made available on the EU market only if the substance supplier or the product supplier is included in this list for the relevant product-type.

List of biocides suppliers | Impact of the UK's withdrawal

Updated list of intentions to renew active substance approval

An updated list is available on active substance and product-type combinations for which companies have expressed their interest to renew the approval. If you are interested in the renewal of an active substance for a specific product-type, we encourage you to collaborate to submit the application jointly, in particular to minimise testing on animals.

List of intentions to renew the approval of active substances

ECHA appoints new Director for Risk Management

Peter van der Zandt will join ECHA on 16 May 2019 as the Agency's new Director for Risk Management.

Peter is a Head of Unit in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation in the European Commission, and is currently seconded as a Head of Unit to the EU's Research Executive Agency.

He is a Dutch national with substantial experience in research, pre-REACH legislation and REACH at the EU-level. He also has national experience from the Netherlands in risk management of existing chemicals and biocides.

Summary of ECHA's strategic plan now available

A summary of the Agency's strategic plan for 2019-2023 has been published on ECHA's website.

Read the In brief

Register for the workshop on alternatives to BPA in thermal paper

The workshop will be organised by Belgian authorities on 26 March 2019 in Brussels. It will gather the EU thermal paper supply chain to discuss alternatives to BPA and provide an overview of their regulatory status. Discussions will be centred on the current market situation and expected trends, as well as next steps for adopting alternatives.

Register | Event page

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