Union-wide authorization of biocidal products

First applications for union-wide authorization of biocidal products submitted to ECHA

Webinar: Substitution of hazardous chemicals

ECHA hosts webinar on safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals on September 22, 2015; registration now open

ECHA adopts 11 opinions on biocides

ECHA’s Biocidal Products Committee agrees on 11 opinions for active substances in biocidal products; Registry on Biocidal Products updated

Annual screening to identify SVHCs

ECHA selects over 200 substances for further investigation by European Member State authorities; selection is part of annual screening to identify Substances of Very High Concern

ECHA recommends 15 SVHCs for authorization

ECHA proposes to add 15 substances of very high concern to the REACH Authorization List; includes 3 food contact chemicals

ECHA adds two new SVHCs to Candidate List

Series of mixed alkyl diesters added to Candidate List, one compound mix listed as food contact material

ECHA: restriction proposal on BPA

The Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) of ECHA agrees to restrict BPA in thermal paper

Germany identifies data gaps in REACH dossiers

Half of REACH registration dossiers appear to contain inadequate data on SVHCs

ECHA publishes list of pending biocidal applications

List published to increase transparency and raise awareness among companies

EC comments on EFSA’s communication of BPA risk assessment

DG SANTE informed CHEM Trust that communication on BPA risk assessment is EFSA’s responsibility, JRC works on EU regulation for non-plastic FCMs