e-News - 30 October 2013



ECHA e-News is a weekly update from the European Chemicals Agency
30 October

Consultation on a proposal revising methanol's harmonised classification and labelling

ECHA invites interested parties to comment on a new proposal for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) on methanol. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 13 December 2013.

Press release | Current consultations

ECHA next week

32nd Meeting of the Member State Committee (MSC)
4-8 November 2013

Public holiday - ECHA will be closed
1 November 2013

New CLH public consultation launched on 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde

The public is invited to comment on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for 2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl)propionaldehyde. The substance is used as fragrance mainly in cosmetic products and washing/cleaning products. The dossier, submitted by BASF SE, proposes classification for reproductive toxicity. The public consultation opened on 29 October 2013 and the deadline for submitting comments is 13 December 2013.


One new intention for restriction has been added to the Registry of Intentions



Deadline: 4 November
6 testing proposals

Deadline: 18 November
3 testing proposals

Deadline: 5 December
4 testing proposals

Identification of substances of very high concern

No consultations currently ongoing

Draft recommendation of substances for the Authorisation List

No consultations currently ongoing

Harmonised classification and labelling

Deadline: 11 November
1 CLH proposal

Deadline: 25 November
1 CLH proposal

Deadline: 13 December
2 CLH proposal


Deadline: 15 December
1 call for evidence

Deadline: 18 March 2014
2 restriction proposals

Applications for authorisation

No consultations currently ongoing

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