e-News - 27 November 2013





ECHA e-News is a weekly update from the European Chemicals Agency
27 November

First four conclusion documents on substance evaluation published on ECHA website

The substance evaluation on ethylene oxide (evaluating Member State Austria), tributyl phosphate (Hungary), m-tolylidene diisocyanate (Poland) and toluene (Finland) has been concluded and the related conclusion documents are published. If needed, the authorities may consider actions for further risk management.

Published conclusion documents and substance evaluation reports are available in the dynamic CoRAP table.

News alert | CoRAP table

ECHA next week

REACH-IT and R4BP 3 maintenance break
29 November 2013

Accredited Stakeholder workshop
29 November 2013

27th meeting of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC)
2-5 December 2013

Public holiday - ECHA will be closed
6 December 2013

MSC deals with testing proposals of alkenes and petroleum substances

At its last meeting from 4 to 8 November 2013, the Member State Committee (MSC) agreed for the first time on testing proposals for large groups of substances based on a read-across approach. This applies to 27 alkenes in a category approach and to 22 petroleum substances.

News alert

Announcement of one new appeal

The The Board of Appeal has published an announcement concerning one new appeal.

Appeal announcements

ECHA publishes updated Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an update to the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria following the conclusion of a full consultation process. The Guidance is now available in the 'Guidance on CLP' section of the ECHA website.

News alert | Guidance

CLH consultation launched to classify 3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienenitrile for mutagenicity

ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for 3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienenitrile. The substance is used as a fragrance and does not have a harmonised classification. The dossier submitter, Germany, is proposing to classify the substance as a germ cell mutagen. The public consultation opened on 26 November 2013 and the deadline for submitting comments is 10 January 2014.

Ongoing consultations

Registry of Intentions updated


A new SVHC intention has been published in the Registry of Intentions: Sweden plans to submit an SVHC dossier on cadmium chloride by 4 February 2014.

Registry of current SVHC intentions


Two new intentions for harmonised classification and labelling have been published in the Registry of Intentions. The new substances are: lead and benzovindiflupyr (ISO).


ECHA's annual stakeholder survey

Two weeks ago, ECHA sent out its annual stakeholder survey to its stakeholders and members measuring their satisfaction in relation to the work of the Agency.

The Agency would like to thank all those who have responded so far. For those that are yet to respond, the closing date for feedback has been extended until end of business on 5 December 2013.

Maintenance break for REACH-IT and R4BP 3

The REACH and CLP industry submission tool REACH-IT and the biocides application submission tool R4BP 3 will be unavailable for the entire day on Friday 29 November 2013 due to IT maintenance. The tools will be available again on Monday 2 December at 10:00 (EET).

Ongoing consultations

Deadline: 5 December
4 testing proposals

Deadline: 30 December
1 testing proposal

Deadline: 10 January 2014
1 testing proposal

Harmonised classification and labelling

Deadline: 13 December
2 CLH proposal

Deadline: 23 December
1 CLH proposal

Deadline: 10 January 2014
1 CLH proposal


Deadline: 15 December
1 call for evidence

Deadline: 18 March 2014
2 restriction proposals

Identification of substances of very high concern

No consultations currently ongoing

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

No consultations currently ongoing

Applications for authorisation

Deadline: 8 January 2014
16 consultations

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