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.
EU exporters are now required to notify their intentions to export 35 additional hazardous chemicals following an amendment to the EU’s Prior Informed Consent Regulation. The new rules start applying on 1 November 2023.
We have published a screening report to assess whether the use of sixteen 1,3-dioxanes (also known as ‘Karanal’) in articles should be restricted in accordance with REACH Article 69(2).
If your company is micro, small or medium-sized, check that you have claimed your company size correctly when registering your substance in REACH-IT. If you notice that it was declared incorrectly, you must inform us to avoid paying an administrative fee.
- Ammonium salts of mono- and bis[3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl and/or poly (substituted alkene)] phosphate (EC 700-403-8) was added to the Community rolling action plan (CORAP) list in 2013 and evaluated by Belgium.
- Dicyclohexyl phthalate (EC 201-545-9, CAS 84-61-7) was added to the CoRAP list in 2017 and evaluated by Sweden.
- N,N-diethylhydroxylamine (EC 223-055-4, CAS 3710-84-7) was added to the CoRAP list in 2019 and evaluated by Sweden.
- Reaction products of phosphoryl trichloride and 2-methyloxirane (EC 807-935-0, CAS 1244733-77-4) was added to the CoRAP list in 2022 and evaluated by Denmark.
The German authorities have withdrawn their proposal to restrict bisphenols that have endocrine disrupting properties to the environment from the opinion-making process by ECHA’s scientific committees. They intend to re-submit an updated proposal to ECHA once they have considered the information submitted by stakeholders during the six-month consultation and reworked the scope of the restriction.
Once resubmitted, the proposal will be subject to a new consultation and scrutiny by ECHA’s scientific committees. The timing of resubmission will be announced through ECHA’s Registry of restriction intentions.
Reports for the following substance groups are now available on our website:
If you have questions or feedback related to the assessment work, you can send them to us using this webform.
Two intentions have been received for:
- 2,2′-iminodiethanol; diethanolamine (EC 203-868-0, CAS 111-42-2)
- 2-ethylhexyl (2E)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl)acrylate (EC 629-661-9, CAS 83834-59-7)
New guidance on the impact of water treatment processes on active substance residues in drinking water
We have, together with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), published a guidance on the impact of water treatment processes on residues of active substances or their metabolites in drinking water. The guidance helps you identifying:
- water residues that require assessment;
- what water treatment transformation products are formed; and
- how to conduct a risk assessment that considers consumption of drinking water.
The Member State competent authorities will still decide when the guidance needs to be implemented.
Board of Appeal
In case A-006-2022, the Appellants challenged a compliance check decision requiring an extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS) under REACH Annex IX. The Appellants argued that the time limit set out in the decision prevented them from investigating the effects of their substance on the gut microbiome before starting the EOGRTS. The Board of Appeal held that the Agency was not required to extend the time limit, as the investigation of the effects of the substance on the gut microbiome is not a legal prerequisite for conducting the EOGRTS nor is scientifically necessary based on the existing information.
The Board of Appeal has published an announcement in case A-009-2023 concerning a compliance check decision.
EU Chemicals Legislation Finder (EUCLEF)
Regulatory information has been updated for:
- Plant Protection Products Regulation
- EU Ecolabel Regulation
- Construction Products Regulation (Hazardous Substances and SDS and Declaration)
- In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation
- Medical Devices Regulation
- Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive
- General Product Safety Directive
- Pesticide Residues Regulation
- RoHS Directive
Legislation profiles have been updated for: