…ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopts opinions on five chemicals

As announced in a September 2012 news alert (ECHA/NA/12/43), RAC has considered proposals from the Austrian, French, German and UK authorities to harmonise the classification and labelling of five chemicals.

RAC agreed with the following proposals:

  • cymoxanil as acutely toxic through the oral route, sensitising to the skin, toxic after repeated exposure, toxic to development, toxic to reproduction with effects on fertility, and very toxic to the aquatic environment with long-lasting effects
  • 4-vinylcyclohexene as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans
  • fenoxycarb as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans, and very toxic to the aquatic environment with acute and long-lasting effects
  • penconazole as acutely toxic through the oral route, toxic to reproduction with effects on development, and toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects
  • tralkoxydim as acutely toxic through the oral route, as a substance suspected of causing cancer in humans, and toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects

RAC disagreed with a proposal to classify tralkoxydim as toxic after repeated exposure.

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/view-article/-/journal_content/d75fd896-5cf6-4c12-83e1-6502f94c7f5b

…Proposals for the harmonised classification and labelling

Under EC Regulation 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 the European Chemicals Agency organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, a proposal has been recently submitted by the Austrian, Dutch, German and Swedish authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of the following substances:

  • carvone
  • dimethenamid-P
  • lead
  • metaldehyde
  • spirotetramat

European Chemicals Agency.

Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) Annex VI, Part 2. Carvone. Version 3, 21 September 2012.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/06316e80-54ad-455b-9ef2-5774d45aaf99

Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) Annex VI, Part 2. Dimethenamid-P. Version 2.1, September 2012.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/7307455a-5bcf-4e09-aea3-755346b9769a

Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) Annex VI, Part 2. Lead. Version 4, 20 September 2012.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/852025e4-0db9-46b8-bb87-a4ecf162af9d

Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) Annex VI, Part 2. Metaldehyde. Version 2, 30 January 2012.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/30efe717-a796-400d-b581-c2b7e197025f

Proposal for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation) Annex VI, Part 2. Spirotetramat (ISO). Version 4, 28 August 2012.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/1220670d-65cb-4166-8536-984d68d474d2

 

…Other REACH items of interest

Draft update of ECHA’s Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) adds 63 substances, suspected to pose a risk to human health or the environment, to those proposed for evaluation in 2013-2015.

http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13628/draft_corap_2013-2015_en.pdf

 

The C&L Inventory is to contain all information on hazardous substances on the EU market.

http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/ced40168-dbed-4222-bc28-0df305d9b838

 

Chesar version 2.1 now available.

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/view-article/-/journal_content/3d344c67-8da8-43c8-bdb2-bd53b9b455b7

 

Registrants and notifiers to update their dossiers according to the provisions of the second adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) to the regulation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP).

http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/e444ff6d-fa2f-4b28-935c-db15c0a42a94

 

Draft revised Guidance on IR & CSA – Part E: Risk Characterisation sent to RAC and Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL).

http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/support/guidance-on-reach-and-clp-implementation/consultation-procedure

 

Corrigenda of parts D and G and chapters R13 and R15-18 of the IR & CSA guidance published by ECHA.

http://echa.europa.eu/guidance-documents/guidance-on-information-requirements-and-chemical-safety-assessment

 

Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012) now available in 23 different languages.

http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/biocidal-products-regulation/legislation

 

A new web page on nanomaterials under REACH and CLP is available on the ECHA website.

http://fceg.espsrv.com/f/tr.aspx/?&x=pv&6Uh&h=puwux/.9aa=vsp/lh&x=pv&=:kjc1sr77&x=pv&629lhbe757js809d&x=pv&55ci/-e3bji3&x=pv&-:0oc7dbb7j7g.6&x=pv&hNCLM

 

Two-week interruption of the inquiry process in November.

http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/a589cd88-a28f-49f1-bb34-a1db12a4218f

 

New REACH registration statistics available.

http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/c21b2cc9-0e54-4e23-bcd0-1d1286173e5a

 

Eleven testing proposals involving vertebrate animals: request for information from third parties (by 12 November 2012).

http://echa.europa.eu/information-on-chemicals/testing-proposals/current

 

The above items were taken from the November 2012 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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