The amendments clarify a number of issues including market access conditions for treated articles and address a number of aspects of the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) to give further clarification to the regulation that entered into application on 1 September 2013.
ECHA has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides pencycuron and benzovindiflupyr. Both substances do not yet have a harmonised classification.
Pencycuron is used as a fungicide on potatoes as a seed treatment, and the dossier submitter, the Netherlands, is proposing classification for environmental hazards. Benzovindiflupyr is proposed for use as a fungicide in the EU. The dossier submitter, France, is proposing classification for acute toxicity (via oral and inhalation routes) and environmental hazards. For both substances physical hazards, health hazards (except respiratory sensitisation) and environmental hazards will be open for commenting, and will be reviewed by the Committee for Risk Assessment. The deadline for submitting comments is the 13 June 2014.
Benzovindiflupyr is currently also in the approval process under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 concerning the placing on the market of plant protection products. A public consultation on the DAR will be launched in May 2014. ECHA encourages interested parties to participate in the EFSA consultation on benzovindiflupyr and to provide consistent comments under the two consultation procedures.
The European Commission amended the list of chemicals subject to an export notification (Annex I) under the PIC Regulation on 21 February 2014. The amendment applies from 1 May 2014. N.B! Corrigendum published on 2 May
Registration for the conference closes at midnight on 1 May. There are still a few seats left so register now to ensure your place. Participation to the conference is free-of-charge and coffee and lunch breaks will be offered by ECHA.
Civil society representatives and ECHA discuss future priorities for substitution
10 April 2014
ECHA holds regular meetings with NGO representatives and civil society organisations to discuss common objectives and future cooperation. The fourth meeting of the NGO-ECHA platform covered how ECHA and the NGOs can work together to promote the substitution of hazardous chemicals. Read the meeting note for more information.
Webinar on Article 95 of the Biocidal Products Regulation
16 June, 11:00 - 13:00 Helsinki Time (EEST, GMT+3)
Article 95 of the Biocidal Products Regulation, which lists the active substances and product suppliers, is one of the last articles of the regulation but it is the starting point for companies to keep their biocidal products on the market. This webinar is intended to give an overview of the status of the preliminary list published by ECHA, on the data requirements and evaluation principles for the submitted dossiers and on the regulatory aspects.