…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

Under Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging, there is a legal obligation for suppliers to evaluate the hazards of chemicals (substances and mixtures) to be placed on the market, and to classify and label them appropriately. An option also exists for Member State Competent Authorities or industry to ask for the classification and labelling of a substance to be harmonised across Europe, whereupon ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, proposals have been submitted by the UK and German authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of anthraquinone, medetomidine and 1R-trans-Z-momfluorothrin.

European Chemicals Agency. CLH reports. Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Anthraquinone. Version 2. January 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/8a83ff0a-efee-44a8-9c20-2a57bef5441a

Medetomidine. Version 1. October 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/ff3e8941-67db-4655-8e79-78908f12f04e

1R-trans-Z-Momfluorothrin. Version 1. September 2014. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/34bf8211-758e-4cf5-a4d9-bfe616464965

…Application for authorisation of lead chromate

An application has been submitted to ECHA for the authorisation of the use of lead chromate in the manufacturing of ammunition. A public consultation has been launched, and will run until 8 April 2015.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Applications for authorisation – current consultations. http://echa.europa.eu/addressing-chemicals-of-concern/authorisation/applications-for-authorisation



…ECHA tightens its practice on dossier updates

ECHA aims to increase its efficiency and transparency in dossier evaluation by publishing an indicative, but not exhaustive, list of substances for which a compliance check will probably be conducted. Compliance checks will focus mainly on genotoxicity, repeated dose toxicity, prenatal developmental toxicity, reproductive toxicity, carcinogenicity, long-term aquatic toxicity, biodegradation and bioaccumulation. ECHA has also tightened and clarified deadlines for dossier updates to reduce processing times following dossier evaluation.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). ECHA tightens its practice on dossier updates. ECHA/NA/15/02. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/echa-tightens-its-practice-on-dossier-updates



…Other items of interest

Draft updated text of the introductory guidance on the CLP regulation (version 2.0) sent to ECHA’s Partner Expert Group (PEG) for consultation. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/draft_update_clp_introductory_en.pdf
Draft update of the guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment (IR&CSA) – Chapter R.12: Use description (version 3.0) sent for PEG consultation. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13564/r12_guidance_draft_for_peg_201502_en.pdf
Preconfigured IUCLID 5 available for applications for authorisation. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/preconfigured-iuclid-5-available-for-applications-for-authorisation


Testing proposals involving vertebrate animals: request for information from third parties on 16 substances (deadline 9 March or 2 April).http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/testing-proposals/current



The above items were taken from the March 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)


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