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ECHA Weekly - 23 January 2019

ECHA to provide recommendations for occupational exposure limits

The European Commission and ECHA have signed an agreement for the Agency to provide recommendations on a regular basis for occupational exposure limits (OELs) that protect workers exposed to hazardous chemicals. The agreement requires ECHA to assess four to five OELs per year from 2020 onwards.

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Targeted consultation on harmonised classification and labelling of 10 copper-containing substances

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has been requested to develop and adopt an opinion on the M-factors for long-term aquatic hazard for 10 copper-containing substances listed in Regulation (EU) 2016/1179.

The targeted public consultation invites comments on the proposed M-factors for long-term aquatic hazard which will be forwarded to the European Commission for inclusion in the existing regulation.

The deadline for comments is 4 February 2019.

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Consultation on harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
  • cypermethrin (ISO); α-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl 3-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-2,2-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylate; cypermethrin cis/trans +/- 40/60 (EC 257-842-9; CAS 52315-07-8), which has existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on acute toxicity, specific target organ toxicity - repeat exposure and environmental hazard classes; additional information.
  • acetamiprid (ISO); (1E)-N-[(6-chloropyridin-3-yl)methyl]-N'-cyano-N-methylethanimidamide; (E)-N1-[(6-chloro-3-pyridyl)methyl]-N2-cyano-N1-methylacetamidine (EC -; CAS 135410-20-7; 160430-64-8), which has existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on acute toxicity, carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity and hazardous to the aquatic environment hazard classes.
  • thiamethoxam (ISO); 3-(2-chloro-thiazol-5- ylmethyl)-5- methyl[1,3,5]oxadiazi nan-4-ylidene-N-nitroamine (EC 428-650-4; CAS 153719-23-4), which has existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on flammable solids, acute toxicity, reproductive toxicity and hazards to the aquatic environment hazard classes.
  • tetrafluoroethylene (EC 204-126-9; CAS 116-14-3). The substance has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on the carcinogenicity hazard class.
  • (3aS,5S,6R,7aR,7bS,9aS,10R,12aS,12bS)-10-[(2S,3R,4R,5R)-3,4-dihydroxy-5,6-dimethylheptan-2-yl]-5,6-dihydroxy-7a,9a-dimethylhexadecahydro-3H-benzo[c]indeno[5,4-e]oxepin-3-one; 24-epibrassinolide (EC -; CAS 78821-43-9). The substance has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on selected physical hazards, on selected human health hazards including acute toxicity, skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage, skin sensitisation, specific target organ toxicity - repeat and single exposure, germ cell mutagenicity, carcinogenicity and reproductive toxicity, as well as on hazards to the aquatic environment. For more information, consult the draft assessment report currently under public consultation on EFSA's website.
  • carbendazim (ISO); methyl benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate (EC 234-232-0; CAS 10605-21-7), which has existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on selected physical hazards, skin sensitisation, and hazards to the aquatic environment.
The deadline for comments is 22 March 2019.

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