ECHA has published their latest weekly update (07 December).
Due to changes in the structure of ECHA’s updates, we can no longer link to updates themselves. To ensure BIVDA members continue to receive this information, we have opted to provide the full ECHA notification.
We welcome you to our Shaping Tomorrow Conference on 28 February 2024.
You can now register for the event. We have places for 300 participants to join us in Helsinki but welcome everyone to follow the conference online.
During the event, we will discuss current and future challenges in implementing chemicals legislation. Our themes for the day are collaboration, science and knowledge.
You can also book a meeting with one of our experts to discuss questions specific to your company.
We have launched 17 new consultations on testing proposals.
Have your say until 18 January 2024.
The Commission has granted a total of 3 authorisations for 4 uses of chromium trioxide. Find the substances and all details on the Commission website.
Reports for the following substance groups are now available on our website:
If you have questions or feedback related to the assessment work, you can send them to us using this webform.
One intention has been received for:
- Trifluoroacetic acid…% (EC 200-929-3, CAS 76-05-1).
The 1 January 2024 compliance date for industrial use only mixtures is not an immediate cut-off but rather a starting date from which all new notifications must use the harmonised format detailed in the Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulation.
Check your obligations and whether you can benefit from the transition period ending on 1 January 2025.
review period for existing active substances in biocidal products. Have your say until 21 December 2023.
European Commission decisions on Union authorisation
The Commission has granted a Union authorisation for:
Enforcement Forum’s Work Programme for 2024-2025 is now available on Forum’s web page. The Work Programme describes planned activities in the next two years to harmonise and improve the enforcement of the EU’s chemicals legislation.
The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its opinion supporting France’s proposal to restrict creosote and related substances. The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted eight opinions on harmonised classification and labelling. One of these concerns tea-tree oil, where the committee recommends adding reproductive toxicity as the most stringent classification.
Learn more in our topical episode of the Safer Chemicals Podcast with the committee Chairs María Ottati and Roberto Scazzola.
Our Executive Director, Dr Sharon McGuinness, spoke about the Agency’s achievements and current priorities in her first annual hearing at the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) committee on 29 November 2023.
The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the regulation for the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals (CLP regulation). This regulation updates the existing 2008 EU legislation and aims to clarify the rules on labelling chemical substances and the required information for chemicals sold online.
The European Commission is looking for independent experts on the chemicals sector to join its Advisory Committee on Public Health Emergencies. The call closes on 15 December 2023.
The European Commission is looking for comments on a draft delegated act to amend the entry for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and its derivatives in Annex I of the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation.
This measure will reduce the maximum PFOS concentration allowed as unintentional trace contaminant in substances, mixtures and articles and remove the last specific exemption in the EU. Have your say until 1 January 2024.