Ongoing guidance consultations

If ECHA identifies a need for updating existing guidance or for developing new guidance, it will prepare a corresponding draft document. A consultation procedure will be initiated based on this first draft and that will follow the following steps: 

  • Consultation of a Partner Expert Group (PEG);
  • Consultation of ECHA's Committees and/or Forum, where relevant;
  • Concluding consultation of the European Commission and the relevant Competent Authorities.

In order to ensure that the guidance updating process is kept transparent and open to participation by relevant partners, drafts of the texts and feedback from the different consultation steps will be published on this webpage.

BPR Guidance Volume II Efficacy, Information requirements (Part A)


Draft to PEG
Vol II Part A [PDF] (13/12/2017 )
Addendum – Point 7 [PDF]

Composition of PEG [PDF]


BPR Guidance Volume II Efficacy, Assessment and Evaluation (Parts B+C) - Section 5.4.5 on PT5 Drinking water disinfectants
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (29/06/2017)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CAs
download document [PDF] (21/12/2017)


Public consultation

Guidance for the identification of endocrine disruptors in the context of Regulations (EU) No 528/2012 and (EC) No 1107/2009

Public consultation

  • Start of consultation: 07/12/2017
  • Deadline: 31/01/2018

Collecting feedback

ECHA will systematically collect information on experience related to the use of existing guidance and the potential needs to develop new guidance. The main sources for such information are the questions from industry received by the ECHA helpdesk, issues arising from the national  helpdesks, and issues highlighted by authorities during the use of guidance documents.

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