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ECHA Weekly - 6 March 2019

REACH data compliance needs to improve

ECHA has published its annual evaluation report, delivering updated statistics on evaluated substances and registration dossiers and giving advice to registrants on how to improve the information they provide on chemicals.

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REACH

Authorisations granted for two uses of chromium trioxide

The European Commission has granted authorisations for two uses of chromium trioxide (EC 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0) to Hansgrohe SE. The expiry date of the review period is 14 February 2031.

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Testing proposals

ECHA has launched 18 new public consultations on testing proposals. The deadline for comments is 15 April 2019. There are currently 23 open public consultations on testing proposals.

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CLP

Guidance on Annex VIII to CLP – poison centres notifications

The first version of Guidance on harmonised information relating to emergency health response – Annex VIII to CLP is now available on ECHA’s website.

The document explains the provisions of Article 45 and the new Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation and provides duty holders with practical advice on how to comply with their obligation to submit information on the hazardous mixtures they place on the market.

Guidance document

Guidance on labelling and packaging according to CLP updated

The updated version of Guidance on Labelling and Packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 takes into account the changes brought to the CLP Regulation by Annex VIII, including the introduction of the unique formula identifier (UFI), a new labelling element required for hazardous mixtures. It also contains new practical examples of the labelling of co-axial cartridges.

Guidance document

Consultation on harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA is looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for the following substances:
  • Silanamine, 1,1,1-trimethyl-N-(trimethylsilyl)-, hydrolysis products with silica; pyrogenic, synthetic amorphous, nano, surface treated silicon dioxide (EC 272-697-1, CAS 68909-20-6). The substance is mainly used as an active substance in biocidal products used as insecticide, acaricide and products to control other arthropods. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on selected physical, human health and environmental hazards.
  • 3-methylpyrazole (EC 215-925-7, CAS 1453-58-3). The substance is an industrial chemical mainly used as a fertiliser in agriculture, and with uses in forestry and fishing. It has no existing harmonised classification and labelling in Annex VI to CLP. Comments are invited on selected human health hazards, including developmental toxicity and specific target organ toxicity (lung) after repeated exposure.
The deadline for comments is 3 May 2019.

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New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

The proposal to harmonise the classification and labelling of 2-ethyl-2-[[(1-oxoallyl)oxy]methyl]-1,3-propanediyl diacrylate; 2,2-bis(acryloyloxymethyl)butyl acrylate; trimethylolpropane triacrylate (EC 239-701-3, CAS 15625-89-5) has been submitted.

An intention to harmonise the classification and labelling of perfluoroheptanoic acid (EC 206-798-9, CAS 375-85-9) has also been received.

Registry of CLH intentions
Biocides

Biocidal Products Committee concludes on Union authorisations for disinfectants

The committee adopted seven opinions, including one on the approval of an active substance and five on Union authorisation.

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PIC

Annexes I and V to PIC amended

On 27 February, the European Commission published an amendment to the list of chemicals subject to export notification (Annex I) and banned for export (Annex V) under the PIC Regulation.

The amendment applies from 1 May 2019. However, to ensure continuity of your operations, start submitting your export notifications for the newly included chemicals now.

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UK withdrawal from the EU

How to notify PIC exports to the UK after UK’s withdrawal from the EU

To cover exports taking place in the first 35 days from the date of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU if no withdrawal agreement is in place, a temporary procedure has been made available.

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Nanomaterials

Last chance to have your say on the EUON

We are collecting your views on how the EU observatory for nanomaterials is performing and how it could be developed further to best meet your needs. Have your say by replying to our short questionnaire by 8 March.

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