ECHA Weekly - 27 January 2016

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Registrants of the same substance must be part of the same registration

As of today, you will no longer be able to submit a registration dossier separately if a registration for the same substance already exists.

Similarly, you will not be able to update your registration, which has been submitted individually, if another registration for the same substance exists in REACH-IT.

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ECHA shortlists substances for possible regulatory action

Nearly 300 substances have been selected from REACH registrations for further scrutiny by the Member State competent authorities. The competent authorities will carry out a manual examination of the dossiers they prioritise to decide whether there is a need for regulatory action.

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Checklist for evaluating socio-economic analysis in applications for authorisation

ECHA has published a checklist to support SEAC rapporteurs in appraising applications for authorisation. The checklist is non-exhaustive and will be updated by the Secretariat as more applications are evaluated.



Notification deadline approaching following the redefinition of in situ generated active substances

Last year, the Member State competent authorities redefined all in situ generated active substances in the Review Programme. Notifications for alternative precursors or systems for in situ generation have to be submitted by 27 April 2016.

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Downstream users

Update of ESCom Catalogue

Harmonised phrases in exposure scenarios help downstream users to recognise and understand information more readily. In addition, translation is simplified, with opportunities for improved quality and reduced cost. An update of the ESCom Catalogue of standard phrases has just been released and is available from Cefic's website.

Whether you use chemicals or supply them, encourage all partners in your supply chain to use the ESCom Catalogue and other useful products of the CSR/ES Roadmap activities.

Version 2.1 of the ESCom Catalogue


Two weeks until our applications for authorisation webinar - Register now

In February and May, ECHA will launch public consultations on a large number of applications for authorisation.

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 29 - and subscribe to our consultations RSS feed to stay up-to-date.

Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling for vitamin D3

Vitamin D3, colecalciferol (EC 200-673-2, CAS67-97-0) is naturally present or added to certain food products. It is also available as a dietary supplement.

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has derived tolerable upper intake levels of vitamin D (which includes vitamin D3) in humans within the microgram range per day.

Vitamin D3 has an existing entry in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation and is currently being assessed as a biocidal active substance for use as a rodenticide (product type 14) at high doses.

The dossier submitter (Sweden) is proposing to revise the existing acute toxicity and STOT RE 1 classifications and to add carcinogenicity 2 and mutagenicity 2.

The consultation is open until 7 March 2016.

Public consultation | Harmonised classification and labelling


Several websites and tools unavailable on 28 January

Due to maintenance on Thursday 28 January, the following website and IT tools will be unavailable (from 08:00 to 18:00): ECHA website, Chesar, IUCLID 6, QSAR Toolbox, eCHEM Portal and Dissemination.

However, you can access REACH-IT, ePIC, IUCLID 5, R4BP 3 and the SPC editor directly at the links below.

In urgent cases, please send your enquiries to: stating your company name, contact details, submission number, description of your issue (and for technical issues please include your browser version).

The ECHA Switchboard will be available during office hours: +358 9 6861 80.

REACH-IT | ePIC | IUCLID 5 | R4BP 3 | SPC editor


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