ECHA has published their latest weekly update (18 October).
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.
Our scientific committees meet in November-December 2023
Are you interested in knowing what our scientific committees will discuss in their upcoming meetings? Have a look at their draft agendas:
- The Committee for Risk Assessment will have a hybrid meeting on 27-30 November 2023 – draft agenda.
- The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis will have a remote meeting on 28 November 2023 – 1 December 2023 – draft agenda.
- The Biocidal Products Committee will have a hybrid meeting on 21-23 November 2023 – draft agenda.
- Tentative meeting dates for the Member State Committee are 11-15 December 2023 – agenda published later.
We have published the compiled opinion of our Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) for medium-chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCP) and other substances that contain chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17 (EC -).
Germany’s submission of the Annex XV restriction report on 1,4-dioxane (EC 204-661-8) is postponed to October 2025.
We are looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for:
- 2-pyrrolidone; pyrrolidin-2-one (EC 210-483-1, CAS 616-45-5).
Have your say until 15 December 2023.
One intention has been received for:
- Sodium chlorite (EC 231-836-6, CAS 7758-19-2).
We have updated the list of substance and product-type combinations for which a compliant notification for inclusion in the Review Programme has been made.
The list also includes the names of the notifying companies to help you collaborate when submitting an application for approval of the active substance and to help avoid unnecessary testing on animals.
Our Member State Committee met on 10-11 October 2023. You can now find the meeting minutes online.
Join the second part of our webinar series on ECHA’s new data availability system on Thursday 19 October 2023, 11:00-12:00 Helsinki time.
During the event, we will give a demo on how to navigate the new system, showcasing its initial features. You will also learn about the transition timeline from the current chemicals database to the new system.
EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)
Dr Dimitra-Danai Varsou, Maria Antoniou and Dr Antreas Afantitis are behind our latest Nanopinion guest column. They focus on the recent study about in silico modelling and read-across approaches as alternative methods to conventional hazard and risk assessment for nanomaterials. They also share their insights from relevant case studies.
The European Commission proposes for the first time measures to prevent microplastic pollution from the unintentional release of plastic pellets. The proposal aims to ensure that all operators handling pellets in the EU take the necessary precautionary measures.
This is expected to reduce pellet release by up to 74 %, leading to cleaner ecosystems, contributing to plastic-free rivers and ocean, and reducing potential risks to human health.