ECHA is inviting comments on a proposal for an additional derogation to the restriction of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances (entry 68 of Annex XVII to REACH), on which ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment and for Socio-economic Analysis have been requested to prepare an opinion. Note that this assessment is not being carried out under the normal restriction procedure as this is a specific request from the Commission for a derogation on an existing restriction. The opinions will be sent to the Commission by 1 December 2018.
Whether you are a lead registrant or a member of a joint submission, remember to keep your contact details up to date in REACH-IT. By doing this, you ensure that the other members of the joint submission and newcomers can easily contact you when necessary.
Helsinki, 15 June 2018 – With the completion of the third registration deadline, REACH now regulates all chemicals on the EU market. In this context, and recognising the recommendations in the 2018 Commission General Report on REACH calling on all actors to further improve REACH implementation, ECHA and Cefic today signed a cooperation agreement that will further contribute to this.
Helsinki, 12 June 2018 – The EUON website has been updated with new information about nanomaterials within the EU regulatory framework, how they are used in different sectors, such as food, medicine and environmental research, and how to use nanomaterials safely at work. The content is available in 23 EU languages.
The Board of Appeal today issued its decision in case A-006-2016. In the contested ECHA decision, the registrants were requested to provide information on, amongst other things, nonylphenol (a monomer) as an unreacted impurity in polymers manufactured from it, or as a degradation product from those polymers. ECHA required the registrants of nonylphenol to obtain some of this information from their downstream users who manufacture polymers from nonylphenol.
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) launched its Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances campaign in April. The aim is to raise awareness of the risks posed by dangerous substances in the workplace and to promote a culture of risk prevention.
Member States have supported the European Commission’s proposal to limit exposure to 33 chemicals that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) by restricting their placing on the market in clothing, textiles and footwear. The proposal was prepared under a simplified restriction procedure in April 2018. The legislative proposal will now undergo a scrutiny by the European Parliament and the Council.
The European Commission has granted authorisations for 1,2 –dichloroethane (EDC) (EC 203-458-1) for two uses to Lanxess Deutschland GmbH. The review periods for these uses expire on 22 November 2021 and 22 November 2029.
The European Commission is preparing to amend the Authorisation List (Annex XIV to REACH) entries owing to the additional identification of the four phthalates as substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with endocrine disrupting effects on human health or the environment. Consequently, some uses previously exempted may require authorisation.
Do you have questions about preparing and submitting your registration dossier? Watch the last minute advice, questions and answers session, where an expert panel answer questions about all aspects of registration, from knowing your portfolio and finding your co-registrants to preparing and submitting your registration dossier.
31 May was the last chance to submit a registration for existing (phase-in) substances manufactured or imported in amounts more than one tonne per year. If the registration obligation applied to you but you did not submit your dossier then, as of 1 June you can no longer manufacture or import your substance legally in the EU/EEA.