ECHA has published their latest weekly update (14 June).
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.
The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 235 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the risks of these chemicals and giving customers and consumers information on their safe use.
New intention has been received for:
2-(dimethylamino)-2-[(4-methylphenyl)methyl]-1-[4-(morpholin-4-yl)phenyl]butan-1-one (EC 438-340-0, CAS 119344-86-4)
We are looking for comments on the draft opinion of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) concerning the restriction proposal from ECHA on:
- Medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) and other substances that contain chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17
Have your say by 14 August 2023.
We are looking for comments on a draft screening report, and for relevant information on sixteen 1,3-dioxanes (also known as ‘Karanal’) in products (articles).
As required by REACH Article 69(2), we are investigating whether the use of these substances in articles is adequately controlled, and if a restriction is needed.
Have your say by 31 July 2023.
The guide helps both REACH registrants and applicants under the Biocidal Products Regulation to draft compliant robust study summaries. It covers instructions for UVCB substances and nanomaterials/nanoforms as well as specific advice for selected endpoints, based on our experience in assessing registration dossiers.
Commission decisions on applications for authorisation
The European Commission has granted a total of 43 authorisations for 8 uses of the following substances:
- 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated (4-NPnEO) (EC -, CAS -)
- 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetra methylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) (EC -, CAS -)
From 1 January 2024 all new poison centre notifications must comply with the harmonised information requirements. These include the full chemical composition, the toxicological information, information about the product and the unique formula identifier (UFI) according to Annex VIII to the CLP Regulation. The 1 January 2024 compliance date brings onboard also the mixtures for industrial use only.
One submission has been received for:
Benzenamine, N-phenyl-, reaction products with 2,4,4-trimethylpentene (EC 270-128-1, CAS 68411-46-1)
We are looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling proposals for:
- trihydrogen pentapotassium di(peroxomonosulfate) di(sulfate) (EC 274-778-7, CAS 70693-62-8)
- piperonal; 1,3-benzodioxole-5-carbaldehyde (EC 204-409-7, CAS 120-57-0)
Have your say by 11 August 2023.
Our Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) considers that it is not possible to make a distinction on the risk profiles of substances used as anticoagulant rodenticides (AVKs). More details about this and other topics discussed in the meeting can be found in our news.
Listen also to our Safer Chemicals Podcast, where the outgoing committee Chair Erik van de Plassche shares his reflections from the June meeting and his time as the Chair.
Commission decisions on Union authorisation
The European Commission has granted Union authorisations for:
- the single biocidal product ‘APESIN Handaktiv’
- the single biocidal product ‘Superficid express’
- the single biocidal product ‘Bacticid IPA-N’
- the single biocidal product ‘Chemisept IPA-N’
Commission decisions on product authorisations
Commission decisions on the unresolved objections regarding authorisations for:
Did you miss our webinar on IUCLID 6 2023 format changes on 8 June 2023? The recording, presentations and webinar Q&A are now available on our website.
The webinar introduced the latest version of IUCLID (version 6.7) released at the end of May 2023 and gave an overview of the format changes and new functionalities.
Board of Appeal
The Board of Appeal has published an announcement in case A-005-2023 concerning an invoice (non-SME fee) under the Biocidal Products Regulation.
EU Observatory for Nanomaterials
Read the latest Nanopinion guest column by Dr Ricki Rosenfeldt on dispersion stability and dissolution rate studies, and the most important aspects to consider before starting them on nanomaterials.