ECHA has published their latest weekly update (30 August).
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 Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) supports France’s proposal to restrict the placing on the market, reuse and banning the secondary use of wood treated with creosote and related substances. The draft opinion of the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) is open for comments until 7 November 2023.
Listen and learn more in our topical episode of the Safer Chemicals Podcast with the committee Chairs María Ottati and Roberto Scazzola.
We have drafted this report to support the European Commission in preparing a restriction proposal for carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR, cat 1A or 1B) substances that may be present in childcare articles.
The consultation closes soon. Have your say until 29 September 2023.
We have published a new spreadsheet giving an overview of the feedback received so far on the universal PFAS restriction proposal. This will help you locate the file where your comment is published and search for other organisations’ comments. It can also be used to create statistics of the submitters.
We are looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for:
- dichloromethane (EC 200-838-9, CAS 75-09-2)
Have your say until 17 November 2023.
Two intentions have been received for:
- 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoic acid and its salts, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex (EC -, CAS -)
- resorcinol; 1,3-benzenediol (EC 203-585-2, CAS 108-46-3)
Two proposals have been submitted for:
The new hazard class ‘persistent, mobile, toxic or very persistent, very mobile’ was missing in the Registry of intentions when intention to harmonise classification and labelling was published last week for:
- 1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triamine; Melamine (EC 203-615-4, CAS 108-78-1)
Our Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) adopted three opinions on active substances and four on Union authorisations.
Listen also to the latest biocides episode of our Safer Chemicals Podcast covering the September meeting highlights and introducing the new committee Chair Joost van Galen.
Board of Appeal
The Board of Appeal adopted its decision in case A-009-2022, concerning an extended one generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS) under Annex IX, including cohorts 2A and 2B as well as additional investigations on learning and memory function.
The Board of Appeal examined in detail the requirements of Annex IX and concluded that an EOGRTS including cohorts 2A and 2B is required in this case. The Board of Appeal further held that investigations on learning and memory function are not an information requirement under the legal basis chosen by the Agency in the contested decision. It therefore annulled the contested decision as regards those additional investigations and rejected the appeal for the remainder.
The second part of the webinar series on our new data availability system will take place on 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.
You can now find online all material, including questions and answers, recording and presentations, of our June webinar on ECHA’s future submission systems.
EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)
You can now read the chapter about nanoregisters in Europe from the recently released book “Particle Technology and Textiles: Review of Applications” through the EUON website.
The chapter introduces the creation of national nano inventories, focusing on the French, Belgian, and Danish nanoregisters. It also covers the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal and EUON in separate sub-chapters.