ECHA Weekly - 6 April 2016








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Progress in identifying and managing risks of substances that matter most

ECHA has published the second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation. It describes the main achievements and progress of the activities covered under the SVHC Roadmap to 2020 (screening, generation of data and assessment and risk management option analysis (RMOA)) in 2015. More than 400 substances are under scrutiny by Member States and ECHA.

News alert | Annual report 2015


Compendium on analytical methods to enforce restrictions published

The document describes over 100 recommended analytical methods that inspectors in Europe can use when checking compliance with REACH restrictions in Annex XVII. It is also useful for companies facing inspections.

News item | Compendium

Proceedings of the WSSD2020 Workshop published

Last January, ECHA organised a workshop discussing how the REACH and CLP processes contribute to the 2020 goals of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). The workshop aimed to agree on actions that can be taken to increase the overall contribution and impact on the safe use of chemicals.

Workshop proceedings | Event page

Further substances assessed by authorities

The public activities coordination tool (PACT) has been updated with information on five substances that are undergoing risk management option analysis by authorities.

Public activities coordination tool


Nearly 700 notifiers invited to agree on the classification and labelling of their substances

ECHA, in collaboration with the European Commission, Eurometaux, Cefic and FECC, is carrying out a pilot exercise to encourage notifiers to come to an agreement on the classification and labelling of their substances. ECHA has contacted close to 700 C&L notifiers of 11 substances, mostly in the metals sector, to invite them to come to an agreement. The web pages on how to update a C&L notification have also been updated.

How to submit and update your notification | C&L Platform | C&L Inventory

New proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

Five new CLH intentions have been submitted:

  • esfenvalerate (ISO); (αS)-α-cyano-3-phenoxybenzyl (2S)-2-(4-chlorophenyl)-3-methylbutyrate (CAS 66230-04-4)
  • diisooctyl phthalate (EC 248-523-5; CAS 27554-26-3)
  • sodium metaborate, anhydrous (EC 231-891-6; CAS 7775-19-1)
  • MCPA-Thioethyl (EC 246-831-4; CAS 25319-90-8)
  • mecetronium etilsulfate; N-ethyl-N,N-dimethylhexadecan-1-aminium ethyl sulfate; Mecetronium ethyl sulphate [MES] (EC 221-106-5; CAS 3006-106-5).

Two new CLH proposals have been submitted:

  • glyphosate (ISO); N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine (213-997-4; 1071-83-6)
  • halosulfuron-methyl (ISO); methyl 3-chloro-5-{[(4,6-dimethoxypyrimidin-2-yl)carbamoyl]sulfamoyl}-1-methyl-1H-pyrazole-4-carboxylate (CAS 100784-20-1)

Current CLH intentions | Submitted CLH proposals

Downstream users

Register for webinar on use maps

ECHA's next webinar will be on Use maps: How downstream users and registrants can benefit. It will be broadcast on 15 June 2016. The webinar is of interest to downstream user sector organisations and others who want to generate sector use maps. It is also relevant for registrants, who want to incorporate the information in dossiers and for downstream users to understand how their uses can be covered in the 2018 REACH registration.

Event page

Calls for information

Harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for:

Propiconazole (ISO); (2RS,4RS;2RS,4SR)-1-{[2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-4-propyl-1,3-dioxolan-2-yl]methyl}-1H-1,2,4-triazole (EC 262-104-4, CAS 60207-90-1). It is classified in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for acute toxicity, skin sensitisation and hazardous to the aquatic environment (CLP Annex VI index No. 613-205-00-0). It is an active substance in plant protection products as well as biocidal products, and it is used as a fungicide within the EU. We invite you to provide comments on the hazard classes: carcinogenicity, germ cell mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, acute toxicity, skin sensitisation, specific target organ toxicity – repeated exposure andhazardous to the aquatic environment.

Submit comments by 16 May 2016.

Public consultation


Follow live: Topical Scientific Workshop on New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science

On 19 and 20 April, the Topical Scientific Workshop on New Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science will explore the impact of fundamental changes in scientific thinking on regulatory work. You can follow the discussions of the plenary sessions by webstream.

Event page | Programme

REACH 2018

784 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


Biocidal Products Committee
13-14 April 2016


ECHA is looking for scientific officers, legal support officers and seconded national experts


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

Stakeholders' Day
24-25 May 2016

Use maps: How downstream users and registrants can benefit
15 June 2016

REACH 2018 webinar: Assess hazard and risk
20 July 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


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