ECHA- Actualités

ECHA Actualités: Share information about REACH 2018, new infographic available; 53 new substances to be evaluated; New consultations for harmonised classification and labelling; New CLH consultation launched on the pesticide Spirodiclofen; Registry of intentions updated; RMOA of Copper Sulphide; Commission invites comments on restricting 291 substances; New version of Epic available, changes for companies notifying exports of mixtures; Epic tool update; Advice to epic chemicals exporters ; Are you planning to export PIC chemicals in 2016 ? Notify your intentions now; Update to guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment; Expert workshop on health impacts of chemicals; Board of Appeal decides in case a-006-2014 on the substance evaluation of Hexyl Salicylate


« Share Information About REACH 2018 – New Infographic Available »-ECHA

« Do you know companies who are dealing with chemicals and might need to register them with ECHA to stay on the market after May 2018 ? Do you know companies who know their obligations but have not yet started the work? Share the information from our REACH 2018 web pages and remind them of their tasks with our new infographic. Remember also that preparing a registration can take anything between six months to three years. So, starting as soon as possible is key to a successful registration. (…) »
Sources :
ECHA Newsletter 28.10.2015 :
REACH 2018 web pages :


« Evaluation- 53 New Substances To Be Evaluated »-ECHA

« ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community rolling action plan for 2016-2018. The Member States are planning to evaluate 138 substances, out of which 53 are newly selected. The final plan will be adopted in March 2016.
The draft plan has been prepared in close cooperation with the Member States, taking into account risk-based criteria for the selection of substances. ECHA encourages registrants of the listed substances to start coordinating their actions and to contact the evaluating Member States. (…)«
Sources :

ECHA Newsletter 28.10 :
News alert :
Draft CORAP 2016–2018 :
Draft Corap list :
Updated CORAP :

Classification& Etiquetage Harmonisés Consultations publiques

« New Consultations For Harmonised Classification And Labelling »-ECHA

« ECHA has launched public consultations on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for isobutyl methacrylate (EC 202-613-0, CAS 97-86-9) and 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone (EC 404-360-3, CAS 119313-12-1). Isobutyl methacrylate is currently classified in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. Its most common use is as a monomer for polymerisation or intermediate in synthesis of other chemicals. We invite you to provide comments on the hazard classes eye irritation, skin sensitisation and aquatic acute toxicity.
2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone also has a harmonised classification. It is used as a photosensitive agent in printing inks, pigmented coatings and photopolymers for imaging applications. We invite you to provide comments on reproductive toxicity. Submit comments by 11 December 2015. (…)»
Sources :
ECHA Newsletter 28.10 :
Current CLH consultations :

“New CLH Consultation Launched On The Pesticide Spirodiclofen”-ECHA

“ECHA has launched a public consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for spirodiclofen (ISO); 3-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-oxo-1-oxaspiro[4.5]dec-3-en-4-yl 2,2-dimethylbutyrate (CAS 148477-71-8). Spirodiclofen has no harmonised classification in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. It is an active substance used as an insecticide and acaricide. We invite you to provide comments on the following hazard classes: All physical hazards; All health hazards except respiratory sensitisation; All environmental hazards except hazardous for the ozone layer. Submit comments by 4 December 2015. (…)”
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
Current CLH consultations :
CLH consultation spirodiclofen :

Classification& Etiquetage Harmonisés- Registre d’intentions

« Registry Of Intentions Updated « -ECHA

« Two dossiers for harmonised classification and labelling were submitted by Germany: L-(+)-lactic acid; (2S)-2-hydroxypropanoic acid (EC 201-196-2, CAS 79-33-4) and pymetrozine (ISO); (E)-4,5-dihydro-6-methyl-4-(3-pyridylmethyleneamino)-1,2,4-triazin-3(2H)-one (CAS 123312-89-0).
The United Kingdom submitted a dossier for thifensulfuron-methyl (ISO); methyl 3-(4-methoxy-6-methyl- 1,3,5-triazin-2-ylcarbamoylsulfamoyl)thiophene-2-carboxylate (CAS 79277-27-3). (…)»
Sources :
ECHA Newsletter 28.10 :
Submitted CLH consultations:

“Registry Of Intentions Updated”-ECHA

Eight new CLH intentions have been added to the Registry of Intentions:

empenthrin (ISO) (CAS 918500-11-5)
dibutylbis(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O’)tin (EC 245-152-0; CAS 22673-19-4)
theophylline; 1,3-dimethyl-3,7-dihydro-1H-purine-2,6-dione (EC 200-385-7; CAS 58-55-9)
ethylene oxide; oxirane (EC 200-849-9; CAS 75-21-8)
thiabendazole (ISO) (EC 205-725-8; CAS 148-79-8)
imidacloprid (ISO) (EC 428-040-8; CAS 138261-41-3)
p-mentha-1,3-diene; alpha-terpinene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylcyclohexa-1,3-diene (EC 202-795-1; CAS 99-86-5)
p-cymene; 1-isopropyl-4-methylbenzene (EC 202-796-7; CAS 99-87-6).

Two CLH dossiers were submitted by Germany:

dodecyl methacrylate (EC 205-570-6; CAS 142-90-5)
and tris(2-ethylhexyl) 4,4′,4 »-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltriimino)tribenzoate (EC 402-070-1; CAS 88122-99-0) (…) ».

Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
Current CLH intentions :
Registry of Intentions :
Submitted CLH proposals :

Substances extrêmement préoccupantes

“RMOA Of Copper Sulphide”-ECHA

“A risk management option assessment (RMOA) of copper sulphide has concluded that no action is needed on it at this time. Copper sulphide was selected for assessment because REACH registration data said that, as used in the EU, it could contain an impurity with SVH properties. It therefore potentially fulfilled Article 57 criteria where the concentration limit of the impurity exceeded the generic concentration limit relevant for classification as a CMR category 1A/1B.  Also, the substance is registered for uses within the scope of authorisation. These include in:• processing aids;• lubricants, greases and release products; and • the production of brakepads.
However, a subsequent update of the registration data showed that copper sulphide, as used in the EU, does not contain the impurity that caused it to be selected. It will, though, be re-screened at a later date to consider new information.(…)”
Sources :
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
RMOA copper sulphide:

« Commission Invites Comments On Restricting 291 Substances »-ECHA

« The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its proposal to restrict 291 substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR). The aim is to target hazardous substances in textile articles and clothing for consumers. The Commission seeks views on whether its plan is proportional and enforceable, on potential socio-economic impacts and on the likelihood of the identified CMR substances being present in consumer textile articles. The list of CMR substances (individual substances or groups) covered by this possible restriction would be added as a specific appendix to Annex XVII to REACH and could be regularly updated. Please submit your comments at the latest on 22 January 2016. (…)»
Sources :
ECHA Newsletter 28.10 :
Public consultationCMR :

Export- Import de Produits chimiques dangereux

“New Version of EPIC Available – Changes For Companies Notifying Exports Of Mixtures”-ECHA

“An update of the IT tool used for submitting export and import notifications under the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation has now been published. It includes a change for companies notifying mixtures which contain a substance included in an Annex I group entry. (…)”
Sources :
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
ePIC support page :

“EPIC Tool Update”-ECHA

“Echa has updated the IT tool, used for submitting export and import notifications under the prior informed consent (Pic) Regulation.The new version includes a change for companies notifying mixtures containing a substance included in an Annex I group entry. Companies must now give a Cas or EC number for the actual substance used in the mixture, instead of just referring to the generic group entry.
The agency says this will help to:

• clearly identify the substance already in the notification (and not only in the safety data sheet);
• ensure faster decision making for the importing country; and
• simplify Article 10 reporting for companies as ePIC will automatically prefill the substance information.(…)”

Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
EPic tool update :

“Advice To Epic Chemicals Exporters”-ECHA

“The agency is advising all exporters of ePic chemicals in 2016 to notify their intentions now. It has issued specific reminders to supply up-to-date information on importers, and that the IT tool ePic requires Cas/EC number of actual substance used in any mixture or article. The ePic IT user manual or Echa’s helpdesk are recommended for additional guidance. (…)”
Sources :
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
Advice to ePic chemical exporters:

“Are You Planning To Export PIC Chemicals In 2016? Notify Your Intentions Now”-ECHA

“To allow national EU authorities and ECHA enough time to process the notifications, and the importing countries time to respond, we recommend that you submit your export notifications for 2016 at your earliest convenience. When preparing your notification, we ask you to provide more detailed information about the importer. For example, up-to-date contact details with a full street address will help the authorities in the receiving country to process your notification faster.
Remember also that the new version of the IT tool ePIC requires those submitting notifications for mixtures/articles with group entries, to specify the CAS/EC number of the actual substance used in the mixture/article. If you have any doubts, have a look at the updated ePIC IT user manual or contact ECHA through our Helpdesk.(…)”
Export notifications :
ePIC user manual :
News item :
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
ECHA Helpdesk :

Guide ECHA

« Update to Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (version 3.0) »-ECHA

« The agency is consulting on amendments to Chapter R.7b: Endpoint specific guidance (version 3.0), concerning the sediment compartment. Echa has published a corrigendum to Chapter R.7a of its Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA). The agency says the Partner Expert Group (PEG) discussed and agreed additional text for a bullet point on respiratory sensitisation. It was to be added to avoid the possibility of misinterpretation or misunderstanding. However, it was accidentally omitted in drafting. (…)”
Newsletter ECHA 21.10.2015:
Corrigendum IR&CSA guidance :
REACH guidance consultation :


« Expert Workshop On Health Impacts Of Chemicals »- ECHA

« The agency is to host an expert workshop in Helsinki on 11-12 January 2016 on the valuation of health impacts of chemicals. Participation is by invitation only and aims to facilitate exchange of ideas between researchers in North America and the EU. To be presented and discussed are state-of-the-art studies that elicit willingness-to-pay values for health endpoints, associated with hazardous chemicals.(…) »
Event details chemical health impacts workshop :


« Board Of Appeal Decides In Case A-006-2014 On The Substance Evaluation Of Hexyl Salicylate »-ECHA

« In case A-006-2014, the appellant contested ECHA’s decision requesting an in vitro dermal absorption study, a 28-day repeated dose toxicity study and information on worker and consumer exposure, following the substance evaluation of hexyl salicylate. The Board of Appeal decision examines the scope of the substance evaluation process and the conditions that need to be met in order for the Agency to justify a request for further information. The Board of Appeal dismissed the appeal on the grounds that ECHA had not exceeded the scope of its powers in requesting exposure information from individual registrants and in requesting information on an endpoint that was not the reason for the inclusion of the substance in the community rolling action plan. The Board of Appeal also found that the request for a 28-day repeated dose toxicity study was proportionate as the test is necessary to clarify a potential risk to human health and the environment. (…) »
Sources :
ECHA Newsletter 28.10 :
Board of Appeal decisions :