ECHA Weekly - 4 April 2018

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Your feedback invited on ECHA’s strategic priorities for the next five years

A public consultation has been launched on ECHA’s draft Strategic Plan for the next five-year period. By 2023, ECHA aims to become the main source of scientific knowledge and technical know-how on chemicals, serving a wide range of EU policies and stakeholders. The plan lists three strategic priorities that are to be achieved through the implementation of a set of administrative and regulatory actions.

ECHA welcomes your comments on the draft document for consideration when deciding on the Agency’s future direction and priorities. The deadline for providing comments is 4 May 2018, 23:59 EET (Helsinki time).

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REACH 2018
Are you in the correct SIEF?

If you realise that the substance you pre-registered is clearly different from that of the other pre-registrants, you may want to join another substance information exchange forum (SIEF). This may also be
the case if you find out that your substance is different during discussions on substances sameness.
It is important to remember that whether you find a more suitable SIEF or not, you must register your substance using the correct identifiers, which have to be consistent with the analytical data on your substance, even if they are different from the ones used in your pre-registration.

The lists of pre-registered and registered substances are useful tools for looking for a more suitable SIEF. Take a look at our Q&A
for more advice.

Information on chemicals (includes the lists) | Q&A

REACH 2018 questions and answers - everything you want to know about registering successfully
19 April, 11:00-12:30 EET (Helsinki time)
Are you preparing to register for the 31 May 2018 REACH deadline? For useful advice and tips, join our Q&A session where you can ask our expert panel about all aspects of registration from knowing your portfolio and finding your co-registrants to preparing and submitting your registration dossier.
Programme and registration

Reminder: REACH-IT open 24/7

To help you prepare for the 31 May deadline, ECHA will keep the dossier submission and communication tool REACH-IT open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The tool may be closed on Monday mornings from 7:00 to 10:00 EET (Helsinki time) for scheduled maintenance.

Support through ECHA’s Helpdesk is available during ECHA’s business hours as usual.


Less than two months to go – over 18 000 registrations submitted

18 037 registrations have been submitted for 7 452 substances manufactured or imported in amounts from 1 to 100 tonnes per year. The most registrations have been filed from Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Registration statistics 2018 | Overall registrations

Security is at the heart of the ECHA Cloud Services

The IUCLID Cloud for SMEs is as secure as any other ECHA service storing confidential business information, such as REACH-IT, R4BP and ePIC. Read more about the security aspects of the ECHA Cloud from our new security statement.

Security statement | ECHA Cloud Services
Tools to support substitution to safer chemicals
18 April, 15:00-16:30 EET (Helsinki time)
Successful substitution requires tools to help you find the most suitable methods for framing your substitution project and analysing available alternatives. They can also support you in finding relevant substance data and partners. This webinar will give you an overview of some of the available tools to help you make the transition to safer chemicals.

Programme and registration

Committees’ opinions on one application for authorisation available

The consolidated opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis on the use of sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3) by HAPOC GmbH & Co KG is available on our website.

New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

New intentions to harmonise classification and labelling have been received for:
  • exo-1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-yl acrylate (EC 227-561-6, CAS 5888-33-5);
  • tolclofos-methyl (ISO); O-(2,6-dichloro-p-tolyl) O,O-dimethyl thiophosphate (EC 260-515-3, CAS 57018-04-9).

New proposals have been submitted for:
  • pendimethalin (ISO); N-(1-ethylpropyl)-2,6-dinitro-3.4-xylidene (EC 254-938-2, CAS 40487-42-1);
  • tetrakis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene biphosphate (EC 432-770-2, CAS 139189-30-3).

Registry of intentions

Poison centres: using the UFI for your products and mixtures
26 April, 11:00-12:00 EET (Helsinki time)
The webinar explains what the unique formula identifier (UFI) is and how it can be used. It also describes available tools and support for generating and using the UFI for hazardous and non-hazardous mixtures. We will give you practical examples of different ways of using the UFI, and you will have the chance to ask our experts your questions.
Programme and registration
Sign up for our free Biocides Day

Our Biocides Day on 24 and 25 October 2018 gives insight into the latest developments in biocides at EU level and provides a platform to discuss what should be improved. IT tool training and one-to-one sessions are also on offer.


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