Archive | Source: European Chemicals Agency

Press Release: Restriction proposal on diisocyanates and several authorisation applications agreed by RAC and SEAC

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed on proposed restrictions on diisocyanates and on lead stabilisers in PVC articles. RAC also endorsed the joint ECHA/RAC-SCOEL Task Force report on scientific methods to assess exposure to chemicals at the workplace. Full article…

Give comments on the draft guidance for identifying endocrine disruptors (ECHA)

Helsinki, 7 December 2017 – This draft guidance, requested by the European Commission, has been developed by the two agencies with the support of the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Earlier this year EFSA and ECHA conducted two targeted consultations on the draft of the guidance with experts representing Member States Competent Authorities and with stakeholders from industry and NGOs. Numerous comments were received and taken into account in the revision of the guidance. Full article…

Event: Stakeholder workshop “Advances in the substitution of hazardous flame retardant chemicals in home textiles” (Brussels, 16 January 2018)

The FLAREX Life+ project and EURATEX will organise a workshop in association with the European Chemicals Agency to discuss the advances and implementation of chemical substitution policies in the textile industry, particularly on the use of flame retardants for home textiles including carpets, upholstery for home furniture and other products such as mattresses or curtains. Full article…

Final opportunity for face-to-face advice on REACH 2018 (ECHA)

A message from ECHA: “Our free REACH 2018 Stakeholders’ Day from 29 to 31 January offers news, advice and case studies on the final REACH registration deadline and what happens after. Get tips on how to build and submit your registration dossier with our IT tools during the hands-on training session. If you have specific questions in mind, book a one-to-one meeting with us and visit your national helpdesk’s stand to get help in your own language. Sign up now.”

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Glyphosate’s approval renewed for five years (ECHA)

The EU Member States agreed by a qualified majority to renew the approval of the glyphosate for five years. On Monday the Member States’ representatives voted in the appeal committee on the Commission’s proposal. 18 Member States voted in favour and nine against the proposal. One Member State abstained from voting. The Commission will adopt the decision before the current authorisation of glyphosate expires on 15 December 2017. Full article…

Letter templates for data sharing and joint submission negotiations (ECHA)

“We have published letter templates that companies, especially SMEs, can use when starting negotiations with co-registrants for sharing data and submitting jointly for REACH registration. The aim is to help companies that might not be familiar with the regulation to ask the right questions making sure that all aspects of the negotiations are taken into account by the parties involved.” Full article…

Press Release: Companies asked to communicate their registration intentions for 2018

Helsinki, 29 November 2017 The DCG met on 27 November to 31 October 2018 REACH registration deadline for low-volume chemicals. In particular, the directors identified a need to call upon suppliers to communicate with them. Suppliers should know their plans for both individual substances and substances in mixtures. For the 10 to 100 ton registrations, they should therefore identify the uses their registrations intend to cover and communicate them downstream. Full article…

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