Public consultation to identify nine new substances of very high concern
A public consultation has been launched on proposals to identify nine new substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substance names and examples of their uses are available on ECHA’s website. The deadline for comments is 20 October 2017.
Study finds companies lack incentives for updating their REACH registrations
An external report on dossier updates suggests that more clarity is needed on how the registration process works, what needs to be updated and by whom in order for more companies to submit new information on the safe use of their chemicals. The REACH and CLP regulations require companies to update their information whenever new information becomes available.
The European Commission has granted authorisations for:
Chromium trioxide (215-607,8; CAS 1333-82-0) and dichromium tris (chromate) (EC 246-356-2; CAS 24613-89-6) (Nexter Mechanics and Nexter Systems) – one use with a review period until 21 September 2029 and four uses with a review period until 21 September 2024.
Bis(2-methoxyethyl)ether (diglyme) (EC 203-924-4; CAS 111-96-6) (Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited) – one use with a review period until 22 August 2024.
Lead chromate (EC 231-846-0; CAS 7758-97-6) (Etienne Lacroix Tous Artifices SA) – one use with a review period until 4 August 2024.
A total of 98 authorisations have been granted to date.
New web page on Petroleum and Coal stream Substances (PetCo) Working Group published
A new page describing the work of the Petroleum and Coal stream Substances (PetCo) Working Group has been published. The PetCo Working Group is a platform for exchanges between authorities and industry. It aims to ensure that progress is made in improving registration dossiers and in further regulating petroleum and coal stream substances where necessary. Further information on the role, activities and participation in the working group are available on the new page.
The registrations have come in since 2008 in more than 62 000 dossiers. The most frequently registered chemical is ethanol with nearly 500 registrations. Germany tops the chart in terms of countries with 13387 registrations for 5 841 substances. Read more online.
Increase in notifications providing information on the export of hazardous chemicals
ECHA’s first report on the operation of the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation shows that notifications from EU companies to export certain hazardous chemicals outside the EU have grown by 74 % in the past three years.
Public consultation on derogation to the exclusion criteria of two active biocidal substances
Substances that normally should not be approved as active biocidal substances may be used if they meet certain derogation criteria. These criteria are: the exposure is negligible, the active substance is essential to prevent a serious danger to human or animal health or the environment and if not approving the active substance would have a disproportionate negative impact on society when compared to the risks. ECHA is organising a public consultation to collect information on whether the conditions for derogation are met for the following active substances:
Reaction products of paraformaldehyde and 2- hydroxypropylamine (ratio 1:1) (originally notified as HPT)
Reaction products of paraformaldehyde and 2- hydroxypropylamine (ratio 3:2) (originally notified as MBO)
Join our free Biocides Day on 26 September to get the latest on biocides from ECHA, the European Commission and Member States and case studies from companies. If you have questions, you can book a one-to-one session with our experts. Book your seat this week.
Register now: Stock-taking Conference on the Implementation of REACH Authorisation 13-14 November 2017
ECHA, together with the European Commission, will organise a conference on applications for authorisation on 13-14 November in Helsinki. The purpose of the conference is to assess the evolution and achievements of the authorisation process in terms of the progression of substitution, proper control of risks and cost-effectiveness. It will also discuss how to improve the process. The registration for this free-of-charge conference will be open until 9 October.
Save the date: REACH 2018 conference 30-31 January
Join our free REACH 2018 Stakeholders' Day on 30 and 31 January 2018 in Helsinki. This is your chance to get the most up-to-date advice and the support you need for REACH 2018 registration. The conference offers one-to-one meetings with our experts and training on IT tools. Registration will start soon.
Notifying hazardous mixtures to poison centres: only a few places left 3 October 2017, 11:00 to 12:00 EEST, GMT +3
This webinar is filling up quickly so register now to ensure your place!
The webinar gives an overview of the harmonisation of information submitted for hazardous mixtures to poison centres in the European Union as of 2020. It is open to all interested parties, but particularly relevant for industry and authorities. You will be able to ask questions from our expert panel.