ECHA has published their latest weekly update (02 November).
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 have now published all 5 642 contributions received from the public to the proposal to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the EEA. They are compiled in 123 Word files that can be accessed through an index spreadsheet providing an overview of the feedback. We do not publish information that has been marked as confidential by the consultee.
The proposal, submitted to ECHA in January 2023, was prepared by five European countries. It is currently being evaluated by our scientific committees for Risk Assessment and for Socio-Economic Analysis. Read more on our topical page for PFAS.
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.
One intention has been received for:
- beflubutamid (ISO); N-benzyl-2-[4-fluoro-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenoxy]butanamide; (RS)-N-benzyl-2-(α,α,α,4-tetrafluoro-m-tolyoxy)butyramide (EC 601-267-1, CAS 113614-08-7).
On the request of the European Commission, we are looking for comments on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of:
- lithium carbonate (EC 209-062-5), lithium chloride (EC 231-212-3) and lithium hydroxide (EC 215-183-4). Comments are requested on a new study (Boyle et al. 2017) and on relevant data related to cardiac foetal malformations compared to the information considered in the opinion of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) from 16 September 2021; and
- methyl methacrylate; methyl 2-methylprop-2-enoate; methyl 2-methylpropenoate (EC 201-297-1). Comments are requested on whether, based on the new information from the manufacturers of the substance, the current RAC opinion on the classification for respiratory sensitisation of this substance should be revised.
Have your say until 21 November 2023.
In addition, we are looking for comments on the proposal to harmonise classification and labelling of:
- N-1,3-dimethylbutyl-N’-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (212-344-0).During the consultation, that ended on 1 September 2023, Austria provided information on an acute toxicity study of 6PPD-Quinone in two salmon species.
Have your say on this additional information until 14 November 2023.
We are happy to announce two new Heads of Unit, both starting on 1 November 2023.
Audrey Anne Anastasi will be leading our Submission and Processing unit, and Javier Sanchez Saez our Biocidal Products unit. Congratulations to both!
We are looking for administrative assistants to join us in Helsinki.
If you have experience in secretarial and administrative tasks, enjoy working in an international setting and want to work for safe use of chemicals, have a look at the vacancy notice on our website.
Apply until 16 November 2023.
This release contains new features, improvements and fixes. There are no changes to the data format, making it fully compatible with the previous version released in May. Users of ECHA Cloud Services will see their IUCLID instances upgraded automatically.
Join our webinar on 21 November 2023 to learn more about this release and get answers to your questions.
If you have estimated the occupational exposures in your REACH registration by using the previous versions of the ECETOC Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA) workers tool, check if your assessment is impacted by its latest changes and needs updating.
Chesar 3 does not automatically provide the new exposure estimates of the updated tool. They will be included in the new Chesar Platform, planned to be released in 2024.
You can now find a playlist with 16 tutorials for the OECD QSAR Toolbox version 4.6. on our YouTube channel. These tutorials are designed to help users navigate through both simple and more advanced functionalities of the tools.
This first set of tutorials was developed to respond to stakeholders’ interest in learning to use the tool better. We plan to develop more tutorials during the next year and look forward to hearing your feedback. Send us your needs and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The webinar guides you through the progress made in the development of the new system, showcasing its initial features. You can also learn about the transition timeline from the current chemicals database to the new system.
The webinar recording, presentations and Q&As are available on our website.
The Belgian Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social Dialogue has launched an interactive game to teach students how to handle carcinogens in the workplace. The game is available in English, Dutch and French. It has been developed as part of the voluntary action scheme Roadmap on Carcinogens that ECHA supports.