ECHA Weekly - 7 March 2018

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ECHA welcomes the REACH review outcome

The second REACH review by the European Commission says that the regulation is effective, but there is still room for improvement. ECHA welcomes the results and looks forward to strengthening its future role in chemicals management.

News release | Commission press release
Register now for the Helsinki Chemicals Forum 2018

The international forum on chemical safety, where ECHA is a co-organiser, will be held in Helsinki on 14-15 June 2018 and will cover topical issues such as the risks posed by microplastics, endocrine disruptors and nanomaterials to human health and the environment.

Register | HCF programme
REACH 2018
Tip of the week: Keep your contact details up to date in REACH-IT

Whether you are a lead registrant or a member of a joint submission, remember to keep your contact details up to date in REACH-IT. By doing this, your ensure that the other members of the joint submission can easily contact you when necessary. If you are not sure how to do it, check out our new video for practical advice.

Tip of the week: Find your lead registrant

The easiest way to find the lead registrant of your substance is to look for it in REACH-IT. Our new video shows you how to do it. You can also consult our Q&A on the topic.

If there is no lead registrant yet, consider taking up the role yourself. After you have the consent of your co-registrants, create a joint submission in REACH-IT to allow the other potential registrants to find you. If you agree, your name will then also be published in the lead registrant list on ECHA’s website. Downstream users can also check this list to know if their substance of interest is going to be registered.

Additionally, if you think that you are not part of the correct pre-SIEF and the identity of your substance is different to the one you pre-registered, you can find your lead in the lead registrant list or contact ECHA for help.

Video | Q&A | Lead registrant list | Contact ECHA
Call for evidence on possible restriction of microplastics

The purpose of the call for evidence is to collect information to assess the impacts of a possible restriction on intentionally added microplastics in products of any kind. The call for evidence is open until 11 May 2018.

In addition, we will organise an online information session on 12 March 2018 to clarify the scope of the call for evidence and to answer your questions. The information session is targeted at stakeholders planning to provide relevant information for the preparation of the restriction proposal.

News release | Call for evidence | Register

Authorisations granted for uses of sodium dichromate and trichloroethylene

The European Commission has granted authorisations for the use of two substances (review periods expire on the dates given in brackets):
  • sodium dichromate (EC 234-190-3) - granted to Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland GmbH (21 September 2029);
  • trichloroethylene (EC 201-167-4) - granted to Entek International Limited (21 April 2023).

A total of 131 authorisations have been granted to date.

Consultation of draft guidance on new annex to CLP

The consultation of the draft guidance on the interpretation and application of the new Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation has been launched. The annex deals with harmonised information relating to emergency health response ultimately used by poison centres. The draft was sent to the Partner Expert Group (PEG) for a written consultation.

After the consultation, the formal procedure will include consultation of the The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement, followed by a concluding consultation of the European Commission and the relevant competent authorities.

The final guidance is expected to be published in December 2018.

Draft guidance | Enforcement Forum
ECHA launches targeted consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling of zinc pyrithione

The proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of pyrithione zinc; (T-4)-bis[1-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)pyridine-2(1H)-thionato-.kappa.S]zinc (EC 236-671-3; CAS 13463-41-7), submitted by Sweden, was subject to a public consultation which ended on 7 July 2017.

On 8 December 2017, the zinc pyrithione industry consortium submitted new information, which included an amendment to a final study report. ECHA now invites all concerned
parties to comment on the new information, available on ECHA's website, with regard to the dossier submitter's proposal to classify zinc pyrithione for developmental toxicity.

The deadline for comments is 21 March 2018, 23:59 EET (Helsinki time).

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