ECHA Weekly - 26 September 2018

Management Board re-elects chair

ECHA’s Management Board has re-elected Sharon McGuinness as its Chair. The Board also confirmed Bjorn Hansen in his position as Executive Director.


Member registrants will start receiving dossier evaluation decisions in 2019

As of 2019, ECHA will send its dossier evaluation decisions to all non-compliant registrants of a substance. Other changes will be implemented at the same time, so you need to take a proactive role to be ready.

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Update of REACH registrations database – publication of new data frozen until January 2019

ECHA’s publication of REACH registration data will be affected by development work taking place between October and December 2018. During this time, we will not publish any new data from REACH registrations.

The development work includes the update of our dissemination system, which is required for the publication of data from dossiers (initial or updates) created using the latest version of IUCLID (version 6.3), due to be launched at the end of October. At the same time, we will re-process old submissions in accordance with our policy announced in April 2016.

As of January 2019, we will retrospectively publish the non-confidential data from dossiers submitted or updated between October and December 2018, and resume the regular updates of our registered substances database.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Registered substances

Call for input: new database under the Waste Framework Directive

ECHA will establish a new database on Candidate List substances in articles. The database will contain information submitted by companies producing, importing or selling articles containing these substances. The task is based on the revised Waste Framework Directive that entered into force in July 2018.

A first draft scenario for building the database is now available for consultation. Provide your feedback by 9 October 2018.

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Conference on REACH, CLP and biocides enforcement

13 November 2018, Brussels

The conference, organised by the European Commission will bring together authorities and stakeholders from all REACH, CLP and biocides sectors to discuss how these chemical regulations are being enforced in the EU. The conference will focus on identifying and sharing best practices in enforcement from EU countries and stakeholders.

Register by 15 October 2018.

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Webinar: New and improved IUCLID - what changes

31 October 2018, 11:00-13:00 Helsinki time

A new major version of IUCLID will be made available at the end of October. Join this webinar to find out about the changes and use the opportunity to ask questions from our experts.

Register | More about the new IUCLID

Committees’ opinions on applications for authorisation available

The consolidated opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) are available on our website for:
  • three uses of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0) by HAPOC GmbH & Co KG.;
  • two uses of pentazinc chromate octahydroxide (EC 256-418-0, CAS 49663-84-5) by Aviall Services Inc and Finalin GmbH; and
  • one use of dichromium tris(chromate) (EC 246-356-2, CAS 24613-89-6) by Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD;
  • one use of strontium chromate (EC 232-142-6, CAS 7789-06-2) by Wesco Aircraft EMEA, LTD; PPG Central (UK) Ltd in its legal capacity as only representative of PRC DeSoto International Inc. –OR5; and Cytec Engineered Materials Ltd in its legal capacity as only representative of Cytec Industries Inc.
Adopted opinions

New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

Two new proposals to harmonise the classification and labelling have been received for:
  • cinnamaldehyde; cinnamic aldehyde; (2E)-3-phenylprop-2-enal (EC 203-213-9, CAS 104-55-2); and
  • methyl methacrylate; methyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate; methyl 2-methylpropenoate (EC 201-297-1, CAS 80-62-6).
Seven intentions to harmonise the classification and labelling have been received for:
  • undecan-2-one; methyl nonyl ketone (EC 203-937-5, CAS 112-12-9);
  • difenoconazole (ISO); 1-({2-[2-chloro-4-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenyl]-4-methyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl}methyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazole; 3-chloro-4-[(2RS,4RS;2RS,4SR)-4-methyl-2-(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl]phenyl 4-chlorophenyl ether (EC 601-613-1, CAS 119446-68-3);
  • chloromethane; methyl chloride (EC 200-817-4, CAS 74-87-3);
  • reaction products of boric acid with didecylamine and ethylene oxide; polymeric betaine (EC -, CAS -);
  • 1-[2-({[1-(4-chlorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-3-yl]oxy}methyl)-3-methylphenyl]-4-methyl-1,4-dihydro-5H-tetrazol-5-one; metyltetraprole (EC -, CAS 1472649-01-6);
  • (3E)-dec-3-en-2-one (EC -, CAS 18402-84-1); and
  • [S-(Z,E)]-5-(1-hydroxy-2,6,6-trimethyl-4-oxocyclohex-2-en-1-yl)-3-methylpenta-2,4-dienoic acid; S-abscisic acid (EC 244-319-5, CAS 21293-29-8).
Registry of CLH intentions

Biocides Day 2018 – one week left to register

Our free Biocides Day conference on 24 October will cover a wide range of topics, from endocrine disruptors, product families and in situ substances to Union authorisation, enforcement and Brexit. This is an opportunity to get up-to-date with latest developments, hear practical advice and discuss any challenges. If you need advice on a specific issue, you can book a one-to-one session with one of our experts.

The training on 25 October is full but will be recorded and made available. If your plans change, cancel your registration at:

Supply chain communication

ENES Work Programme to 2020

The updated work programme of the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES), focused on improving chemical safety assessment and communication in supply chains, was published earlier this year.

The programme, which will run until 2020, sets out 24 actions to help registrants, distributors, formulators and end users ensure the safe use of chemicals throughout the supply chain.

ENES page | ENES Work Programme to 2020
Board of Appeal

Two decisions on substance evaluation appeals published

The Board of Appeal has published decisions in cases A-007-2017 and A-008-2017. The separate appeals had been brought against the same ECHA decision concerning 2,2',6,6'-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4'-methylenediphenol.

In both cases the appellants challenged the requirement to provide information on an extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS). The Board of Appeal annulled this part of the contested decision in both cases on the grounds that the Agency had made a mistake in the choice of procedure to request that information. As the EOGRTS was a standard information requirement at the time the contested decision was adopted, the Agency should have examined whether requesting the study under substance evaluation prejudiced the rights of any of the registrants. In particular, the Agency should have taken into account the fact that the relevant registrations had been submitted at different tonnage levels.

Decision in case A-007-2017 | Decision in case A-008-2017

REACH-IT unavailable

Due to system maintenance, REACH-IT will be unavailable from Friday, 28 September at 12:00 to Monday, 1 October at 10:00 Helsinki time.

Maintenance messages
Biocides Day
24-25 October 2018