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PFAS ban proposal delayed

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Glyphosate: no change proposed to hazard classification

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Only representatives must declare their non-EU manufacturers

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Five substances added to REACH Authorisation List

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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,...

Biocides: Guidance on human health information requirements updated

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

QSAR Toolbox updated

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Commission decisions on applications for authorisation

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Member States plan to evaluate 27 substances in 2022-2024

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

New advice for determining dose levels in toxicity testing

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Last chance to claim REACH registration numbers for your NONS notifications

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]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...

Four hazardous chemicals added to the Candidate List

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Candidate List of substances of very high concern now contains 223 entries for chemicals that can harm people or the environment. Companies are responsible for managing the chemicals safely and providing sufficient information to their customers and consumers. One of...

Majority of inspected products sold online breach EU chemicals laws

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the latest project of ECHA’s Enforcement Forum, enforcement authorities found that most inspected products sold online were non-compliant with at least one requirement under relevant EU chemicals legislation being checked. The inspections resulted in more than 5 000 enforcement...

Deadline for UK REACH to be extended

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" box_shadow_on_row="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Defra has committed to exploring alternative arrangements for UK REACH transitional registrations today in order to support chemical businesses whilst upholding the highest standards to safeguard public health and the environment. The UK is committed to a robust regulatory system for...

EU Commission extends list of hazardous chemicals for cosmetics

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DEFRA Publishes UK REACH: Grandfathered Registrations Notified Substances List

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