ECHA Weekly - 6 July 2016


ECHA Weekly

Update of QSAR Toolbox now available

The new version includes updated data from REACH registrations and other databases expanding the possibility to predict substance properties based on data from similar chemicals.

News item


Registrants to use alternative test methods for skin sensitisation

The REACH requirements for skin sensitisation are changing, making non-animal testing the default requirement. Registrants are encouraged to consider their testing strategies now for the 2018 registration deadline.

News item

Advice on skin and eye irritation testing helps reduce animal tests

ECHA has published advice on using new or revised OECD test guidelines related to serious eye damage/eye irritation and skin corrosion/irritation. Non-animal testing is now the default approach to gather information.

News alert

Registry of Intentions updated

Germany plans to submit two dossiers for identifying 4-tert-butylphenol (EC 202-679-0, CAS 98-54-4) and p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol (EC 201-280-9, CAS 80-46-6) as substances of very high concern. The expected submission date is 8 August 2016.

Current SVHC intentions


R4BP 3 now supports IUCLID 6 and allows new submissions to the review programme

A new version of the dossier submission tool for biocidal products, R4BP 3, is available. It supports companies' tasks related to the review programme and is compatible with IUCLID 6.

News item


New drafts for REACH guidance updates available

The following new drafts for updated ECHA guidance on REACH have been sent for the next consultation step:

  • Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment – Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.3 (related to sensitisation) sent for CARACAL consultation
  • Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment – Chapter R.7a, Section R.7.4 (related to acute toxicity) sent for RAC and MSC consultation
  • Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment – Chapter R.14 (Occupational exposure assessment) sent for CARACAL consultation

Potential registrants for the 2018 deadline may be interested in already viewing the new draft documents.

Ongoing guidance consultations

Downstream users


Users of chemicals are affected by REACH and CLP in a number of ways, and their obligations depend on their activities and the chemicals they handle. ECHA has produced a series of one sheet documents to provide tips on the key elements of REACH and CLP that are relevant to downstream users.

REACH-CLP and downstream users

Calls for information

There are no new public consultations. Have a look at all 27 currently open consultations on our home page.

All open consultations


Stakeholders' Day: hear the latest on biocides

On 1 September, ECHA and the European Commission will provide the latest news and advice on regulatory developments, IT tools and enforcement of biocidal products. Three guest speakers will present practical case studies. See the full programme of our Biocides Stakeholders' Day and book your seat.

Event page | Programme

REACH 2018

692 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


ECHA is looking for seconded national experts


OECD Workshop – Socio-economic impact assessment of chemicals management
6-8 July 2016

REACH 2018 webinar: Assess hazard and risk
20 July 2016

Biocides Stakeholders' Day
1 September 2016


Check all 27 currently open consultations on our home page or subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up-to-date

Quick links

Authorisation List

Candidate List

Getting started

Substances of potential concern



ECHA Weekly archive


Send us feedback


European Chemicals Agency
P.O.Box 400 FI-00121 Helsinki, Finland



Categories Display