e-News - 28 August 2013



ECHA e-News is a weekly update from the European Chemicals Agency
28 August

Public consultation launched on a proposal for revision of the harmonised classification and labelling on bisphenol A

ECHA invites the parties concerned to comment on a new proposal for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) on bisphenol A. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 11 October 2013.

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ECHA next week

Biocidal Products Regulation enters into operation
1 September 2013

Restrictions under REACH

ECHA publishes final review report on the phthalates DINP and DIDP

The European Chemicals Agency, at the request of the European Commission, has reviewed the scientific evidence on the risks posed by articles containing the phthalates DINP and DIDP. Based on an existing restriction, these phthalates cannot be used in toys and childcare articles which can be placed in the mouth by children. Following a public consultation and an opinion by ECHA's Committee for Risk Assessment on the draft version of the review report, ECHA concludes in its final report that a risk from the mouthing of toys and childcare articles with DINP and DIDP cannot be excluded if the existing restriction were lifted. No further risks were identified. ECHA therefore concluded that there is no evidence that would justify a re-examination of the existing restriction.

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New CLH public consultation launched on 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone

There is already a harmonised entry in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone covering skin and eye irritation, reproductive toxicity and specific target organ toxicity – single exposure. The dossier submitter, the Netherlands, proposes the removal of the specific concentration limit (SCL) for reproductive toxicity.

According to the CLH report, 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone is used for example in the formulation and (re)packing of substances and mixtures, in coatings, cleaning agents, functional fluids, laboratories, agrochemicals and road and construction applications. The public consultation is open from 27 August to 11 October 2013.

The public consultation on the restriction proposal related to manufacturing, industrial and professional uses of NMP will be launched around mid-September.



Downstream users: Navigating ECHA's website for information on chemical substances

19 September 2013, 11:00-12:30 EEST, GMT +3

The webinar provides an overview of the information available on ECHA's website that is helpful to downstream users. This includes registration and C&L details on the substances they receive, and if any restriction or authorisation applies. The webinar is open for all and free of charge.

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How to bring your registration dossier in compliance with REACH – Tips and Hints (part 4)

11 September 2013, 11:00-13:00 EEST, GMT +3

The webinar provides feedback to registrants on how to submit information on chemical substances in the technical dossier to ECHA in compliance with REACH. The webinar is open for all and free of charge.

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Deadline: 2 September
16 testing proposals

Deadline: 30 September
1 testing proposal

Identification of substances of very high concern

No ongoing consultations

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

Deadline: 23 September
5 substances on draft 5th recommendation

Harmonised classification and labelling

Deadline: 7 October
1 consultation

Deadline: 11 October
2 consultations


Deadline: 29 August
1 call for evidence

Deadline: 21 September
1 restriction proposal

Applications for authorisation

Deadline: 9 October
1 consultation

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