e-News - 4 September 2013



ECHA e-News is a weekly update from the European Chemicals Agency
4 September

Final report of the second REACH enforcement project published

The second enforcement project initiated by ECHA's Enforcement Forum focused on the REACH and CLP obligations of downstream users. Of a total of 1 181 companies inspected, 67% did not comply with one or more provisions of these legislations.

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ECHA next week

Meeting of the Committee for Risk Assessment

Meeting of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis

New public consultation launched on identification of substances of very high concern

ECHA has launched a public consultation on seven proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The deadline for submitting information is 17 October 2013.


REACH SMEs Workshop

Brussels, 10-11 December 2013

Are you one of the many small, medium and micro-sized enterprises involved in the upcoming 2018 REACH registration deadline? Are you working to deliver REACH-related services to SMEs or representing these companies at EU level? Do you represent a trade sector and would you like to contribute? The European Commission and ECHA are aware of the challenges ahead and would like to hear your voice.

Together with ECHA, the Commission organises a workhop in Brussels from 10 to 11 December to offer an opportunity for SMEs to exchange and discuss with other REACH actors.

Due to the limited capacity of the room, only 50 participants will be selected to attend the workshop. Fill in the short survey by 18 October indicating your willingness to participate and what kind of topics you would like to be covered. The selection of participants aims to ensure a fair representation of stakeholders. Travel expenses and accommodation of SME participants will be reimbursed.

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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: 30 September
1 testing proposal

Deadline: 18 October
2 testing proposal

Identification of substances of very high concern

Deadline: 17 October
7 substances

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: 21 September
1 restriction proposal

Applications for authorisation

Deadline: 9 October
1 consultation

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