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EU Public Consultations Launched for Applications for Authorization


EU Public Consultations Launched for Applications for Authorization

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced a public consultation for three applications for authorization. These included two substances, covering a total of four uses: Chromium trioxide (EC: 215-607-8): This is used as a pre-treatment step […]

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ECHA Updates Guidance on Substances in Articles

Following the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on REACH Articles Definition, ECHA has released a quick update to its Guidance on requirements for substances in articles. ECHA has updated the parts of the guidance with […]

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11 Substances Proposed for EU REACH Authorization List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is proposing to add 11 new substances in the EU REACH Authorization List.  The proposed new substances include: HHPA and MHHPA  Dihexyl phthalate and 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear Boron compounds: sodium perborate, […]

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Two New SVHCs added to EU REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced that two new substance of very high concern (SVHCs)have been added to the EU REACH Candidate List. A series of mixed alkyl diesters (EC 271-094-0, CAS 68515-51-5; EC […]

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Deadline to Submit EU REACH Substance in Article Notifications Draws Near

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a reminder that the deadline of June 17, 2015, for submitting substances in articles notifications on certain substances of very high concern (SVHCs) is getting closer. The following […]

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EU REACH Registry of Intentions Updated

A new dossier for the identification of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on 1,3-propanesultone; 1,2-oxathiolane 2,2-dioxide (EC 214-317-9) is expected to be submitted on August 3, 2015. This dossier will be prepared by the European […]

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ECHA Says No New Restriction Proposal On Cadmium In Plastics

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published its evaluation of the use of cadmium and its compounds in plastic materials not covered by entry 23 (Annex XVII) of the REACH Restriction List. The report analyses […]

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PFOA Public Consultation Launches

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on the proposed restriction of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances, following a report proposing a restriction on their manufacturing, use and placing […]

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REACH Candidate List Grows By Another Six Chemicals

Six new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) have been added to the Candidate List by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Cadmium fluoride and cadmium sulphate are included due to their ‘Carcinogenic’, ‘Mutagenic’, and ‘Toxic for reproduction’ properties, […]

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EU Public Consultation Opens On DecaBDE

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, is proposing a restriction on the manufacturing, use and placing on the market of bis(pentabromophenyl) ether (decaBDE). DecaBDE is mainly used as a flame retardant in plastics and textiles and […]

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EINECS, ELINCS and NLP Now on ECHA Website

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a copy of the EC Inventory on its website, which consists of: the European INventory of Existing Commercial chemical Substances (EINECS); the European LIst of Notified Chemical Substances […]

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ECHA Gives Green-light on Specific Uses of DEHP and DBP

Following an application for authorization from Roxel (UK Rocket Motors) Ltd, ECHA’s ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have adopted opinions on specific uses of DEHP and DBP, concluding that the applicant had […]

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Four New SVHCs Added to EU REACH Candidate List

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced the addition of 4 new substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List, bringing the total to 155 substances. Cadmium chloride, a phthalate and two boron […]

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ECHA Issues Call for Evidence on Grill Lighter and Lamp Fuels

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has issued a call for evidence from companies who have information on substituting grill lighter fluids and fuels/oils for decorative lamps, labelled R65 or H304. This action is in response […]

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Deadline for Submitting EU REACH SiA Notifications for SVHCs Almost Here

The deadline to submit Substance in Article (SiA) notifications to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) of the presence of seven SVHCs (substances of very high concern) is June 16, 2014. Companies are invited to verify […]

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ECHA Launches Public Consultation On Alternatives to HBCDD

Following the receipt of a joint application for authorization from 13 co-applicants for the use of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened a public consultation. The Agency is inviting contributions on feasible […]

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RAC proposes to strengthen the classification of BPA

The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of bisphenol A (BPA) from a category 2 reproductive toxicant to a […]

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Public Consultation Opens on 4 Potential SVHCs under EU REACH Legislation

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published new proposals to identify an additional 4 chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The public consultation will run until April 17, 2014 and interested parties are […]

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New EU Regulation for Export and Import of Hazardous Chemicals Comes Into Effect

New rules concerning the export and import of very hazardous chemicals will be implemented in the EU from March 1, 2014. The revised Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation comes into effect, regulating the trade of […]

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ECHA Opens Public Consultations on Diarsenic Trioxide, & Lead Chromate Pigments Yellow 34 and Red 104

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has opened public consultations on diarsenic trioxide, and lead chromate pigments Yellow 34 and Red 104.  The consultations for applications for authorization will close on April 9, 2014. Contributions are […]

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ECHA Proposes a New Batch of SVHCs for Authorization

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recommended five new SVHCs (substances of very high concern) for authorization to the European Commission, four of which have hazardous properties for human health being classified as carcinogenic, toxic […]

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New Addition to ECHA Registry of Current Restriction Proposal Intentions

Italy has notified the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) of its intention to submit a restriction dossier for N,N-dimethylformamide. The intention will aim to restrict the placing on the market of articles containing DMF in concentration exceeding a level to be […]

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ECHA Public Consultation Launched On A Restriction Proposal for Lead and its Compounds

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on a restriction proposal for lead and its compounds intended for consumer use based on the draft opinion of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC). […]

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ECHA Launches New CLH Consultation for 10 Copper Compounds

The European Chemicals Agency, ECHA, has launched a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) consultation for 10 copper compounds. These compounds are active substances in biocidal or plant protection products and are widely used as fungicidal […]

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ECHA Updates Guidance for Downstream Users And On The Compilation Of SDSs

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has updated its Guidance for downstream users to take into account and implement the experience and best practices developed and established since the original version of the guidance was drafted in 2008. […]

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ECHA Issues Details of Testing Proposals for Alkenes and Petroleum Substances

Authored by European Chemicals Agency: The European Chemicals Agency’s Member State Committee (MSC) has agreed for the first time on testing proposals for large groups of substances based on a read-across approach. This applies to […]

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‘ECHA Newsletter’ features a documentary on chemicals in household products

The October 2013 issue of the ECHA Newsletter featured an interview with Dana Nachman, one of the directors of the new documentary, The Human Experiment, which focuses on chemicals in everyday household products and their […]

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RAC Concludes on Six Scientific Opinions for CLH

The European Chemicals Agency’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted six opinions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH). The chemicals covered include Pyridaben,  used as an insecticide and acaricide, Dodemorph and Dodeporph Acetate, which are […]

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67% of Downstream Users in Non Compliance with REACH and CLP Obligations

The second and final report of REACH’s enforcement project has been published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).  Focusing on REACH and CLP obligations of downstream users, from a total of 1,181 companies inspected, 67% […]

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ECHA issues final review report on risks from DIDP & DINP

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), at the request of the European Commission, has reviewed the scientific evidence on the risks posed by articles containing the phthalates di-“isononyl” phthalate (DINP) and di-“isodecyl” phthalate (DIDP). Based on […]

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