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Update: Information Requirements For Reproductive Toxicity NEW
REACHSPOT 1 Month, 18 Hours ago
REACH Update: There are new information requirements for reproductive toxicity.As of mid-March 2015 the REACH annexes VIII, IX and X have been amended with the inclusion of the Extended One-Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study (EOGRTS, EU B.56, OEC...
REACHSPOT 1 Month, 4 Weeks, 18 Hours, 30 Minutes ago
The national CLP help desks, ECHA and the Commission have agreed on five new CLP FAQs which have recently been published on ECHA's website.These FAQs touch upon the following subjects:harmonized classification and labeling requirementsmixture classif...
New Version of PIC Regulation Reporting Tool NEW
REACHSPOT 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
More material disclosure to manage in substance management: the PIC Regulation. During Q1 each year, European companies must report the specific quantities of chemicals subject to the PIC Regulation that have been exported/imported during the pr...
REACH Updates Candidate List Dec. 17 NEW
REACHSPOT 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
The REACH Candidate list now includes six new SVHCs on the Candidate List. ECHA updated the list based on agreement of the Member State Committee, and updated one existing entry to address an additional reason for inclusion.bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalat...
Read-Across Approaches for Nanoparticles NEW
REACHSPOT 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 23 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Read-across and category approaches are used to predict properties of substances for which there is not enough experimental data. This is a pragmatic way to bridge data gaps to characterise the hazards of nanomaterials. Or is it? Here's a recent inte...
Clarification: Cosmetics Disclosures and REACH NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 1 Day, 11 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
In Europe now, cosmetic products are prohibited from placement on the market where:a final formulationingredients in a final formulation, or a finished producthave been subject to animal testing. This is per the new Cosmetics Regulation (Re...
REACH Substance Evaluation -- Ask The Experts NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 1 Week, 6 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Quality control of REACH submissions, such as testing proposal examinations and compliance checks, are evaluation activities done by ECHA. But substance evaluation is checked by Member States.In substance evaluation, the focus is on the substance its...
Will Polymers Be Regulated Under REACH? NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 11 Hours, 17 Minutes ago
The European Commission is reviewing whether polymer materials should be managed under the REACH regulation. Polymer uses include everything from industrial sealants, sanitary cloths, tires, rubber duckies, diapers, and credit cards.Industry hop...
ECHA Biocidal Products Committee Adopts 10 Opinions NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 13 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
In ECHA news..The Biocidal Products Committee adopted 10 opinions last week.The Biocidal Products Committee (BPC) met for the seventh time from 30 September to 3 October 2014. The adopted opinions concern, and support the approval of the following ac...
Taiwan Implements REACH Regulation NEW
REACHSPOT 5 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Taiwan has revised their Toxic Chemical Substance Control Act (TCSCA). The Act will adopt an REACH-like registration scheme which requires manufacturers and importers to register their new and existing chemical substances prior to entering Taiwan&rsq...
9 New Substances Added To REACH Authorization List NEW
REACHSPOT 7 Months, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
Nine new substances have been added to the REACH regulation Authorisation List.On August 19th, the European Commission added nine (9) new substances on the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation. These substances of very high concern...
Registry of Intentions updated: CLH NEW
REACHSPOT 8 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 5 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
The aim of the public Registry of Intentions (RoI) is to make interested parties aware of the substances for which a CLH, SVHC or restriction dossier is intended to be submitted. This gives interested parties time to prepare for commenting later in t...
ECHA adds 4 new chemicals to Candidate List NEW
REACHSPOT 9 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has just added four new substances to the REACH regulation Candidate List for authorization.The new substances added to the Candidate List are:1) Cadmium chloride2) 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, bra...
Animal testing on decline, says ECHA NEW
REACHSPOT 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 15 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
According to ECHA's tri-annual report about the use of alternatives to animal testing, registrants have widely used alternative methods to generate information required by REACH to ensure the safe use of chemicals. That is, registrants are using meth...
New ECHA guidance on biocides NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
Today the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced publication of three (3) Transitional Guidance documents for the updated Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR):Efficacy Assessment for Product Type 21 Antifouling ProductsEfficacy Assessment for Prese...
9th Stakeholders Day recap, videos and presentations NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
The Ninth Stakeholders' Day took place on May 21st 2014 in Helsinki.ECHA Stakeholders Day (last year)The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) welcomed over 200 participants from nearly 40 countries for the ninth Stakeholder's Day on May 21, and a further...
Two new SVHC intentions from Sweden under REACH NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
The European Chemicals Agency Registry of Intentions has been updated with two new SVHCs intended by Sweden.Image courtesy ECHATwo new SVHC intentions are: cadmium sulphate (EC 233-331-6) (CAS # 10124-36-4)cadmium fluoride (EC 232-222-0)&nb...
Croatia's upcoming REACH deadline NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 41 Minutes ago
Croatia is the new Italy? Well, maybe not quite yet, but it certainly is a booming nation. Not only is Croatia mind-bogglingly beautiful, it's understood to be a great place to live and to start a business. Bear in mind that Croatia officially joined...
Substituting safer chemicals NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 9 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Substituting safer chemicals for dangerous ones does not start and end with SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern). In Europe there is a bigger picture, a whole regulatory eco-system that includes three key pieces:REACH regulationCLP legislation and...
REACH-IT down, ECHA closed NEW
REACHSPOT 10 Months, 4 Weeks, 2 Days, 9 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
REACH systems will be down:REACH-IT and R4BP 3 will be closed from Wednesday April 30th at 9PM through 10:00AM on Friday May 2nd. ECHA will be closed for public holiday (May Day) on May 1st.All times EET, or Eastern European Time. Right now that's 7...