New EDC criteria and guidance from ECHA

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New EDC criteria and guidance from ECHA

January 22nd, 2018

Recently ECHA has published draft human health assessment and evaluation guidance for biocidal products. This new document is intended to complement the European Commission’s proposed criteria for identification of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), and will be applicable to both biocides and pesticides. The draft... read more »

Countdown to phase-in registration deadline … only six months to go!

November 24th, 2017

Manufacturers and importers should already be well aware of the fast-approaching deadline under REACH to register phase-in substances supplied in EU within the tonnage ranges 1-100 t per year by 31 May 2018, now just six months away. ECHA continues to develop and progress... read more »

REACH and ECHA communications – reminder for the vacation season

August 29th, 2017

REACH registrants, particularly those in a Lead Registrant role, would be well advised to consider their arrangements during the summer holiday period to ensure any incoming emails from ECHA will not be overlooked. Contrary to the expectations of some companies, REACH work is not ‘complete’... read more »

How to Find Out about the Chemicals You’re Exposed to

February 16th, 2016

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has changed the way that information on chemicals is presented on their website.ECHA is responsible for managing and assessment of the dossiers that manufacturers and importers must submit on chemicals (“substances”) in the EU under the REACH Regulation (EC)... read more »

ECHA read-across assessment framework – ‘RAAF’

June 2nd, 2015

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has, after several years consultation with industry, published a document describing the approaches it uses for the assessment of read-across in human health toxicology for REACH. The document is available here. The document is unusual because it gives detailed insight... read more »

Conference report: SETAC Europe 2015

May 18th, 2015

The Society of Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry The Society of Environmental Toxicity and Chemistry (SETAC) held its annual conference from May 3rd to May 7th. There were about 2500 delegates attending a wide range of sessions. Of particular note was session on substances that are difficult to... read more »

ECHA evaluation report for year 2014 published

April 7th, 2015

ECHA summary for the year 2014 – ‘Evaluation under REACH Progress Report 2014’ - is now available on the ECHA website. The annual report includes useful summaries of the status, statistics and developments in the past year and highlights important issues to registrants, regulatory... read more »

HBCDD – ECHA committees recommend authorisation under REACH: PFA’s strong input to a landmark decision

March 16th, 2015

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) will require authorisation to be used in the EU after August 21st 2015 (the ‘sunset date’) under the REACH Regulation. This is because of HBCDD’s persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties. A key use for HBCDD is as a flame retardant in expanded... read more »

New Year 2015 and REACH-Related Forecasts

January 7th, 2015

In the year 2015 it will be important for smaller companies to commit to action for the 2018 REACH deadline for substances up to 100 tonnes per year (phase 3).  Testing to support phase 1 and phase 2 registrations is still in full swing,... read more »

Requirements of classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals set to change

August 7th, 2014

Classification and labelling are an important means by which hazards of chemicals are communicated by suppliers to users. Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (the ‘CLP Regulation’) sets out important rules, including criteria for identification and diagrams for communication of the hazards. For suppliers of substances,... read more »