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Candidate List updated with eight hazardous chemicals
The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 219 chemicals that may harm people or the environment.
Upcoming changes to REACH information requirements
The European Commission has revised certain information requirements for registering chemicals under REACH. The changes will start to apply in early 2022 and companies need to start preparing. ECHA will publish more advice in late 2021.
Glyphosate: EU regulators begin review of renewal assessments
ECHA and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have received a draft assessment of glyphosate carried out by four EU Member States and will now begin to consider the findings. Glyphosate – the most widely used herbicide in the world – is currently authorised for use in the EU until December 2022.
Chromium trioxide widely used in plating and surface treatment

ECHA has received over 1 000 notifications from industrial sites using chromium trioxide in chrome plating and surface treatment in the EU. This follows two European Commission decisions in December 2020 granting authorisation to use the chemical until September 2024. Enforcement authorities can now carry out inspections as necessary.



Consultations on SEAC draft opinion: 1
  • Start date: 07/07/2021
  • Deadline: 07/09/2021
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 24/03/2021
  • Deadline: 24/09/2021
Restriction proposals: 1
  • Start date: 23/06/2021
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
Testing proposals
Testing proposals: 19
  • Start date: 01/07/2021
  • Deadline: 16/08/2021


Harmonised classification and labelling
CLH proposals: 2
  • Start date: 07/06/2021
  • Deadline: 06/08/2021
CLH proposals: 5
  • Start date: 05/07/2021
  • Deadline: 03/09/2021


Potential candidates for substitution
Active substance: 1
  • Start date: 08/07/2021
  • Deadline: 06/09/2021


Occupational exposure limits
Call for comments and evidence: 2
  • Start date: 05/07/2021
  • Deadline: 03/09/2021


There are currently no ongoing consultations.