ECHA Weekly - 20 January 2016

ECHA Weekly

Know more about the effects of the chemicals we use in Europe

It is now easier to find information on 120 000 chemicals used in Europe today. There is now a new, easier way to find out about the chemicals we use on a daily basis. The information is available in three layers of complexity: the simple infocard, the more detailed brief profile and the full source data.

Press release | Online briefing recording (corrigendum: link updated)


Authorisations granted for two uses of HBCDD

The European Commission has granted authorisations to 13 companies for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD).

News item | Commission's decision

Downstream users

ENES9 material available

Presentations from the ninth meeting of the European Network on Exposure Scenarios are now available.

ENES9 material

DUCC publishes safe use of mixtures document

Formulators have an important and challenging role under REACH in communicating safe use conditions of mixtures. Approaches have been developed under the CSR/ES roadmap which are now ready for formulators to use. DUCC has released an explanatory document on "sector-specific approaches towards developing and communicating information for the safe use of mixtures" which includes a template on the safe use of mixtures information (SUMI).

DUCC safe use of mixtures document


Register now for our applications for authorisation webinar

In February and May, ECHA will launch public consultations on a large number of applications for authorisation. These will mainly relate to uses of hexavalent chromium and arsenic compounds but also to other substances like 1,2-dichloroethane or diglyme.

Register to our webinar by 10 February where you will learn best practice on how to provide information on alternatives from ECHA, ChemSec, Eurometaux and two industry experts.

Register now | Agenda

Calls for information

We will highlight all new public consultations in this section. Consult the full list of open consultations on our website - currently 31 - and subscribe to our consultations RSS feed to stay up-to-date.


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Member State Committee
2-4 February 2016

860 days until the REACH 2018 deadline




ECHA is looking for administrative assistants and seconded national experts




Workshop on REACH(ing) the WSSD 2020 goals
27-28 January 2016

Webinar on applications for authorisation: how to respond during public consultation
10 February 2016

REACH 2018: Get organised with your co-registrants
2 March 2016

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

Stakeholders' Day
25 May 2016




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