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  • South Korea’s cabinet passes biocides law and amended K-REACH

    August 23, 2017

    On 8 August the South Korean government cabinet passed the new biocides law (K-BPR) and the K-REACH amendment from last December. This paves the way for both to be submitted to the National Assembly for adoption.It is expected that the amended K-REACH will come into force on 1...

  • Public consultations launched for applications for authorisation

    August 16, 2017

    ECHA has launched a public consultation on five applications for authorisation covering six uses of:dichromium tris(chromate) (EC 246-356-2; CAS 24613-89-6) used for chemical conversion coating applications by aerospace and defence companies and their associated supply chains; strontium chromate (EC 232-142-6; CAS 7789-06-2) used in...

  • Substances potentially subject to compliance checks

    August 16, 2017

    To ensure the safe use of your substance and compliance of the related registration dossier under the REACH Regulation and to ensure ECHA undertakes a compliance check on the most up to date information in the registration dossier, ECHA requests Registrants to review by 31...

  • Restriction list updated

    August 16, 2017

    The European Commission has amended Annex XVII to REACH adding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (EC 206-397-9; CAS 335-67-1) and its salts....

  • PERFLUOROHEXANE-1-SULPHONIC ACID AND ITS SALTS (PFHxS) AS SUBSTANCES OF VERY HIGH CONCERN

    August 1, 2017

    Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) are identified as substances meeting the criteria of Article 57 (e) of Regulation (EC)1907/2006 (REACH) as they are very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) in accordance with Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation.Sweden presented a proposal in accordance with...

  • New proposals and intentions to harmonise classification and labelling

    July 26, 2017

    Proposals have been submitted for:citral; (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dienal (EC 226-394-6, CAS 5392-40-5); and geraniol; (2E)-3,7-dimethylocta-2,6-dien-1-ol (EC 203-377-1, CAS 106-24-1).New intentions have also been received to harmonise the classification and labelling of:1,2,4-triazole (EC 206-022-9, CAS 288-88-0); (RS)-1-{1-ethyl-4-[4-mesyl-3-(2-methoxyethoxy)-o-toluoyl]pyrazol-5-yloxy}ethyl methyl carbonate; tolpyralate (EC -, CAS 1101132-67-5); pirimiphos-methyl (ISO);...

  • Intention to restrict five cobalt salts submitted

    July 26, 2017

    The Commission has requested ECHA to assess the risk of five cobalt salts in industrial and professional uses and restrict those uses where adequate control cannot be demonstrated. ECHA submitted the intention on 20 July 2017 for submission on 20 July 2018.  NameEC...

  • New intention to identify a substance of very high concern

    July 24, 2017

    New intention for identification as a substance of very high concern has been received for:Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP). 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA)The expected submission date is 7 August 2017. Registry of current SVHC intentions   ...

  • Updated REACH Guidance on repeated dose toxicity published

    July 24, 2017

    ECHA has published an update of Section R.7.5 on repeated dose toxicity in Chapter R.7a of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment. The update expands on the most appropriate route of administration for a repeated dose toxicity study. It also takes into account...

  • SEAC adopts restriction proposals on four phthalates and TDFAs in sprays used by the public

    June 20, 2017

    The Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted their opinions on two restriction proposals on four phthalates (DEHP, DBP, DIBP and BBP) in articles and on TDFAs in sprays used by the general public. The committee also agreed on 14 draft opinions on 10 applications for...