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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).