…Updated manual for registrations and PPORD notifications

Data Submission Manual 5 has been revised by the European Chemicals Agency and issued as Release 2.0 (dated 12 May 2009). The manual provides guidance relating to the preparation of registration and PPORD (product and process oriented research and development) dossiers, and includes advice on which IUCLID 5 sections/fields need to be filled. It can be downloaded (via http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reachit/compl_tech_dossier_manual.pdf) from the ECHA website. {177496}

…Tighter controls loom a step closer for the first substances of very high concern

Following endorsement by the Member State Committee, ECHA submitted (on 1 June 2009) its recommendation to the European Commission that seven substances of very high concern should be included in the so-called ‘Authorisation List’. The substances named and shamed are: 4,4′‑diaminodiphenylmethane (carcinogenic); bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, benzyl butyl phthalate and dibutyl phthalate (toxic to reproduction); short-chain chlorinated paraffins, musk xylene and hexabromocyclododecane (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic, and/or very persistent, and very bioaccumulative). A final decision will be taken by the European Commission, after which the listed substances will only be permitted for use within the EU when authorised for specific purposes (under Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation). Further information is obtainable via http://echa.europa.eu/chem_data/authorisation_process/annex_xiv_rec_en.asp on the internet.

The above items were taken from the July 2009 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).