ECHA has published their latest weekly update (21 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.
In its June meeting, our Enforcement Forum agreed to launch an EU-wide project to check that products sold online comply with REACH restrictions and the requirements of the CLP Regulation. Its subgroup on Biocidal Products Regulation agreed to launch a project on labelling of biocidal products.
Listen also to our topical Safer Chemicals Podcast with the outgoing Forum Chair Katja vom Hofe.
One intention has been received for:
2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol (EC 211-989-5, CAS 732-26-3)
The conclusion is that the current uses of these substances on the Authorisation List are adequately controlled.
Check our investigation report assessing risks to children from PAHs in granules and mulches in playgrounds and other domestic applications, such as gardening. At the moment, we do not recommend a REACH restriction proposal, and consider that a holistic approach to address risks from PAHs would be more effective.
Intentions have been submitted for:
- 1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl peroxyneodecanoate (EC 257-077-0, CAS 51240-95-0)
- Reaction products of diphenylamine with nonene, branched (EC -, CAS -)
We are looking for comments on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for:
- Talc (Mg3H2(SiO3)4) (EC 238-877-9, CAS 14807-96-6)
- eugenol; 2-methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol (EC 202-589-1, CAS 97-53-0)
For eugenol; 2-methoxy-4-(prop-2-en-1-yl)phenol there are two separate proposals, one from Denmark covering skin sensitisation and one from Spain for the rest of the hazard classes. Both proposals combine the draft (renewal) assessment report prepared according to the Plant Protection Products Regulation and the proposal for CLH under the CLP Regulation. For additional information, consult the European Commission’s Guidelines on Active Substances and Plant Protection Products.
For more information on this active substance and on the studies included in the CLH report, consult the draft assessment report on the European Food Safety Authority’s consultation website.
Have your say by 18 August 2023.
Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)
The European Commission proposes to list:
- Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4);
- Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5);
- Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)
as persistent organic pollutants in Annex B to the Stockholm Convention.
Have your say on a draft scientific report by 10 August 2023.
Commission decisions on Union authorisation
The European Commission has granted Union authorisations for:
- the single biocidal product ‘Spray On‘
You can provide information on Candidate List substances in your SCIP notifications by using this package. It is aligned with the recent update of the Candidate List and available for download on our website.
EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON)
Three key tables have been updated on the EUON website:
- National reporting schemes
- Completed and planned REACH substances evaluations on nanomaterials
- Overview of REACH information requirements and available methods
Currently, the tables are available in English only, but they will soon be translated.
EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF)
The following lists have been updated with the latest regulatory information:
- Plant Protection Products Regulation – Annex of Approved Active Substances for Plant Protection Products
- End-of-Life Vehicles Directive – Specific Use Exemptions
- Pesticide Residues Regulation – Annexes II, III, IV, VII: Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels
In addition, the legislation profiles have been modified for:
- Plant Protection Product Regulation
- Pesticide Residues Regulation
- End-Of-Life Vehicles Directive
- Medical Devices Regulation
- In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation