Inspectors in 17 European countries have checked compliance with the authorisation obligations under REACH for the use and placing on the market of 13 substances of very high concern with sunset dates in 2015. Inspections in companies that used or placed the substances on the market showed a rate of non-compliance of 10.7 % and Full Article…
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(Z)-4-[C11-13(branched)alkylamino]-4-oxo-2-butenoic acid / 2-Hydroxy-5-nonyl(branched)-benzaldehyde oxime / Bis(dibutyldithiocarbamato-S,S’)copper / Dichloromethylbenzene / potassium 4-cumenesulfonate / Reaction products of Isophorone diamine, Butyl glycidyl ether, and Bisphenol A diglicydyl ether / Sodium p-cumenesulphonate / Sodium toluene-4-sulphonate / tert-dodecanethiol / Tetraammineplatinum (II) diacetate
The minutes of the meeting are now available.
Appellant: Solutia Europe SPRL/BVBA
The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted their opinions on two restriction proposals on four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) in articles and on TDFAs in sprays used by the general public. The committee also agreed on 14 draft opinions on 10 applications for authorisation and adopted one final opinion.
Appellants: Cardolite Specialty Chemicals Europe NV
12 new substances now need authorisation to be used after the sunset date. The Authorisation List now contains 43 substances.
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The Member State Committee (MSC) supported the French proposal to additionally identify Bisphenol A as a substance of very high concern because of its endocrine disrupting properties which cause probable serious effects to human health. The committee also agreed to identify the substance PFHxS as an SVHC.
The Committee for Risk Assessment’s opinion regarding the harmonised classification of glyphosate has now been sent to the European Commission. The opinion is also available on ECHA’s website.
The agenda is now available.
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has for the first time adopted scientific opinions on occupational exposure for two substances: MOCA and for arsenic acid and its inorganic compounds. RAC adopted 10 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling and additionally agreed on the classification of titanium dioxide. The committee also agreed on 14 draft opinions Full Article…
The biocides submission tool, R4BP 3, has been updated to provide more flexibility and improved display and search functionalities. The tool also has an enhanced communication and notification system for national authorities.
ECHA publishes a new website that gives citizens, workers and professionals access to information on nanomaterials on the EU market in 23 languages. It is the first phase of the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON).
ECHA has published a new support page on review reports for authorisation along with updated application formats that can be used both for applications for authorisation and for review reports. ECHA has also published a format for the explanatory note that should be included in review reports.
(R)-p-mentha-1,8-diene / p-mentha-1,3-diene; alpha-terpinene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylcyclohexa-1,3-diene / p-cymene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylbenzene / 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde/ methyl benzimidazol-2-ylcarbamate; Carbendazim (ISO)
CHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded that the available scientific evidence meets the criteria in the CLP Regulation to classify titanium dioxide as a substance suspected of causing cancer through the inhalation route. The opinion will be formally adopted later by written procedure or at the September meeting.
Appellant: Cheminova A/S
A new version of ECHA’s Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar) enables you to edit the chemical safety report directly in the preview of the report. This saves you time as the information can be modified on the spot and will automatically update in other sections of Chesar.