ECHA has published their latest weekly update (23 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.
We will support the European Commission in identifying substances of concern found in batteries or used in their manufacturing. We will also prepare proposals to restrict substances in batteries. The aim is to make batteries on the EEA market more sustainable throughout their lifecycle.
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.
Have your say on the draft report until 29 September 2023.
The consultation on the proposed restriction of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) restriction proposal, prepared by the Danish, German, Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish authorities, closes in one month.
Take the opportunity and send us scientific and technical information on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of PFAS until 25 September 2023.
N,N-diethylhydroxylamine (EC 223-055-4, CAS 3710-84-7) was added to the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) list in 2019 and evaluated by Sweden.
Diisocyanates cannot be used on their own or as a constituent in other substances or in mixtures for industrial and professional uses in concentrations equal or above 0.1 % by weight after 24 August 2023, unless the user has successfully completed a training on the safe use of the substance. Placing on the market has already been restricted since 24 February 2022.
Diisocyanates are respiratory and skin sensitisers. They are mainly used to make polyurethane products, such as foams, sealants and coatings. Restricting their use is estimated to prevent over 3 000 new cases of occupational asthma a year in the EU. The restriction proposal was prepared by German authorities and supported by ECHA’s scientific committees.
We have recently updated the guidance on Biocidal Product Regulation – Volume II, Parts B+C Efficacy Assessment and Evaluation. It now addresses the efficacy tests requirements and the acceptance criteria of preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems (product-type 11), and slimicides (product-type 12).
We are recruiting regulatory officers with knowledge and professional experience in areas such as risk management, chemical engineering or materials science. If you also have excellent project management skills, and are proactive and solution-oriented, you could be the one we are looking for.
Read more about the job on our website and apply by 26 September 2023.
In January 2024, we will remove the REACH-IT online dossier preparation functionality for downstream user notifications of authorised uses and C&L notifications. IUCLID 6 on ECHA Cloud Services will replace the REACH-IT online dossiers for searching substances, their authorised uses, and their classification and labelling.
There is no deadline for companies to transfer their notifications to IUCLID format.
On 5 September 2023, Erwin Annys, our Head of Unit for Support and Enforcement, gives a training session in the Asian Chemicals Forum on things that you should know about REACH when exporting to EU.
Check the full programme and the different options for registering to the event online.