HSE have published their latest bulletins:
Live online training event delivered by HSE: human health endocrine disruption of pesticides and biocides (27 and 28 September 2023)
This event will focus on the toxicological ED assessment of pesticide and biocide active substances and biocide products and will present the current evaluation approach used by HSE.
The training will be delivered by HSE regulatory specialists and will include sessions on the guidance currently available. The focus will be on helping attendees understand how to improve the quality of their applications by demonstrating how these dossiers are assessed by HSE as the regulator responsible for approvals and authorisations under the BP and PPP regimes.
Who should attend?
Those who already carry out toxicological endocrine disruptor assessments of pesticide and biocide substances and biocide products or have an interest in the evaluation approach used by HSE.
- ED criteria for pesticide and biocide active substances and associated European Chemicals Agency/European Food Safety Authority guidance
- Overview of toxicology ED assessment scheme for biocide/pesticide active substances
- General approach and information sources for adversity and activity
- Specificity of adverse effects
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Conceptual Framework for testing and assessment of EDs
- Templates, spreadsheets, and assessment guiding principles
- Assessment of T (thyroid) modality, including data gaps, MoA (mode of action) analysis and DNT (developmental neurotoxicity) considerations
- Case studies to illustrate T modality assessment with potential different outcomes
- Assessment of EAS (estrogen-androgen-steroidogenesis) modalities, including deficient datasets, data gaps and MoA analysis
- Case studies to illustrate EAS modalities’ assessment with potential different outcomes
- Endocrine disruption assessment of co-formulants in biocidal products
Find out more and register for this fee paid training event. The closing date for registration is 18 September 2023.
Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP)
ECHA public consultation: call for comments (Deadline: 1 September 2023)
The Great Britain Mandatory Classification and Labelling (GB MCL) process includes the consideration of information gathered from public consultations, conducted by HSE or international bodies such as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
ECHA has announced public consultations on the following proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH):
- N-1,3-dimethylbutyl-N’-phenyl-p-phenylenediamine (EC: 212-344-0; CAS: 793-24-8). Chemical registered under REACH. Health and environment hazard classes open for commenting
- thymol; 5-methyl-2-(propan-2-yl)phenol (EC: 201-944-8; CAS: 89-83-8). Pesticide active substance. All hazard classes open for commenting
UK-based businesses with an interest in the proposal are strongly encouraged to share any relevant information.
Scientific and technical information should be submitted directly to ECHA using their commenting webform by 1 September 2023. Comments will be published on ECHA’s website.
If your business is affected by the GB CLP Regulation, please also consider if you are likely to be affected by the classification and labelling proposal and let us know at an early stage if you anticipate any significant impacts or benefits.
Information on wider policy and impact considerations can be submitted to HSE at GBCLP.GBMCL@hse.gov.uk.
Under the GB CLP Regulation, HSE will consider all published opinions of the Committee of Risk Assessment of ECHA (RAC) before publishing its own Agency Technical Reports and Agency Opinions, so any information you provide will be important in any final GB MCL decision.
More information on the new GB MCL system is available on the HSE website.
The Law for UK REACH is Changing
Changes to be introduced to the statutory deadlines for UK REACH transitional registrations
A statutory instrument (SI) for extending the UK REACH submission deadlines has been passed by Parliament. It entered into force on Wednesday 19 July 2023.
This will extend the statutory deadlines for transitional registrations to 27 October 2026, 2028 and 2030 respectively.