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  • Consultation on scientific evaluation of occupational exposure limits for acrylonitrile, benzene, and nickel and its compounds starting on 9 October

    September 20, 2017

    On 9 October 2017, ECHA will launch a public consultation on scientific evaluation occupational exposure limits (OELs) for acrylonitrile, benzene, and nickel and its compounds. ECHA is inviting comments on the scientific underpinning for the OELs as well as on the draft opinions of the...

  • Echa report calls for ‘mandatory periodic’ deadlines on REACH dossier updates

    September 10, 2017

    New regulatory measures are needed to ensure that companies update their REACH registration dossiers at fixed regular intervals, for example, every three years, according to a report commissioned by Echa. Companies lack incentives to update, which is a mandatory requirement under Article 22 of REACH, and...

  • Public consultation to identify nine new substances of very high concern

    September 5, 2017

    A public consultation has been launched on proposals to identify nine new substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The substance names and examples of their uses are available on ECHA’s website. The deadline for comments is 20 October 2017. The substances and examples of their uses...

  • 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...

  • Turkey Has New “REACH” Regulation

    August 18, 2017

    In June 2017, the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization of Turkey (the Ministry) published its Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Regulation (REACH). The newly promulgated REACH repeals three regulations - Regulation on the Restriction and Prohibition of Hazardous Matters and Mixtures, Regulation on...

  • 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);...