ECHA is committed to helping industry meet its regulatory obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Agency has decided on deadline extensions which will apply until the end of May 2020. The companies concerned have been informed directly about these extensions since the end of March.
New IUCLID version introduces an extended and more complete web interface
The new release, published on 4 May 2020, also completes all IUCLID inventories (for example: contacts, category, and literature references), the advanced search for datasets, the derived no-effect level (DNEL) calculator, the bulk copy of records, and the management of user preferences.
Watch our pre-recorded webinar on the scope of the latest IUCLID version on 12 May 2020. The webinar will explain the details of the release and other developments, such as the updated REACH study results. It will be published on our home page on the day of the event at 10:00 (Helsinki time). At the same time, we will open our live Q&A through Slido where we will be answering your questions until 17:00 (Helsinki time).
Member and lead registrants of joint submissions are now receiving notifications for important events in the joint submission, for example, when there is an update to the lead dossier. The date of the latest successful lead dossier also now appears on the joint submission page and it is possible to see if a member has joined the joint submission with a security token issued by ECHA.
In addition, joint submissions have a status which can be either Active or Closed. The joint submission status is automatically changed to Closed if the lead registrant has not submitted a dossier to the joint submission within three months from when the joint submission was created. It will not be possible to join or submit a dossier to a closed joint submission, however, it will be possible to create a new joint submission for the same substance and registration type. Under certain circumstances, ECHA can close a joint submission if it is in the interest of the service.
two uses of strontium chromate(EC 232-142-6, CAS 7789-06-2) by Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes B.V; Habich GmbH; Henkel Global Supply Chain B.V.; Indestructible Paint Ltd.; Finalin GmbH; Mapaero; PPG Europe B.V.; PPG Industries (UK) Ltd., PPG Coatings SA and Boeing Distribution, Inc. (22 January 2026).
RAC adopts harmonised classification and labelling opinions for four insecticides
In its 4 May 2020 one-day, virtual meeting, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted CLH opinions for three active substances with the following classifications:
Cyfluthrin (ISO) and beta-cyfluthrin (ISO):
fatal if swallowed (Acute Tox. 2);
fatal if inhaled (Acute Tox. 2);
may cause harm to breast-fed children (Lact.); and
causing damage to the nervous system through single exposure (STOT SE 1).
toxic if swallowed (Acute Tox. 3);
and suspected human reproductive toxicant by causing adverse effects on development (Repr. 2).
The European Commission takes into account the RAC opinions when deciding whether to accept the proposal for harmonised classification and labelling. All hazardous substances with harmonised classification and labelling are listed in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation.
A new customised way to prepare poison centre notifications
Following the new release of IUCLID, users preparing their poison centre notifications in the dataset mode, now have a customised view which allows them to see only those fields that are relevant for them.
Stakeholders take part in developing guidance on pollinators
We have set up a stakeholder group to help us develop new guidance on how to assess the risk to bees and other pollinators from the use of biocides. Representatives of Member State competent authorities for biocides will also be consulted. The guidance is expected to be finalised in 2021.
NanoApp helps navigate legal obligations under REACH
Read our latest guest column from Olivier de Matos, ECETOC’s Secretary General who gives a sneak preview of their app that is aimed at helping companies register their nanomaterials under REACH.
Guest columns are regularly published on the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON) from a variety of authors in its “Nanopinion” – a platform for exchanging views on nanomaterials and nanotechnology. If you have a topic you would like to write about, contact us.
The agendas of the upcoming meetings of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) are online. RAC meets from 1 to 5 June 2020 and from 8 to 12 June 2020; SEAC from 1 to 4 June 2020 and from 8 to 11 June 2020. Both meetings will be virtual.