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  • PFAS ban proposal delayed

    June 2, 2022

    The European REACH restriction proposal to ban poly- and perfluorinated alkyl subsances (PFAS), which could include HFC and HFO refrigerants, has been delayed for six months to allow time to assess the applications. The restriction proposal, which could have major consequences for the refrigeration and...

  • Glyphosate: no change proposed to hazard classification

    May 31, 2022

    CHA's Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agrees to keep glyphosate’s current classification as causing serious eye damage and being toxic to aquatic life. Based on a wide-ranging review of scientific evidence, the committee again concludes that classifying glyphosate as a carcinogen is not justified. RAC...

  • Only representatives must declare their non-EU manufacturers

    May 5, 2022

    Only representatives must identify the non-EU manufacturers they represent and provide their contact information by 14 October 2022. Only representatives of a non-EU manufacturer will be asked to identify the non-EU manufacturer they represent, including their contact information in REACH-IT, from 26 April. Only Representatives...

  • Five substances added to REACH Authorisation List

    April 28, 2022

    Companies that want to continue using these substances after the agreed sunset dates will need to apply for authorisation. The Authorisation List now contains 59 entries. ECHA identified the five substances as substances of very high concern due to their reprotoxic, carcinogenic or endocrine disrupting...

  • Biocides: Guidance on human health information requirements updated

    April 15, 2022

    The ECHA has published an update to the guidance document for the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Volume III – Human Health - Information Requirements (Part A). The update aligns the guidance with the new information requirements of the BPR (Annexes II and III) amended by...

  • QSAR Toolbox updated

    April 14, 2022

    The web client of the QSAR Toolbox has been updated, simplifying its use. The new functionalities include the possibility to run QSAR models or access the details of study results.   The OECD QSAR Toolbox is a freely available software for animal-free assessment of chemical...

  • Commission decisions on applications for authorisation

    April 5, 2022

    The European Commission has granted 19 authorisations for uses of the following substances (review period expiry dates are in brackets): 4-(1,1,3,3-Tetra methylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO) (EC -, CAS -) 5 uses applied for by Octapharma AB and 4 other co-applicants (4 January 2033 and 4 January...

  • Member States plan to evaluate 27 substances in 2022-2024

    March 29, 2022

    Member States plan to evaluate 27 substances in 2022-2024 ECHA lists 27 substances for evaluation by EU Member States under the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2022-2024. Four of the substances are planned to be evaluated in 2022, while 23 substances are listed for...

  • New advice for determining dose levels in toxicity testing

    February 5, 2022

    Companies need to choose the correct substance dose for their toxicity tests to conclude on the safety of their chemicals. This is clarified in the amended REACH annexes, which apply as of January 2022. ECHA’s advice helps companies ensure reliable results while avoiding repeated animal...

  • Last chance to claim REACH registration numbers for your NONS notifications

    January 30, 2022

    Companies that still want to claim registration numbers assigned to their NONS notifications – for substances previously notified under the Dangerous Substances Directive – must do so before 17 July 2022. After this, ECHA will end the possibility to claim registration numbers for NONS. ECHA’s...