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ECHA Conference starts – watch live

Join us on Wednesday 22 May 2019 to discuss the current priorities in the regulation of chemicals in the EU. The programme includes speakers from industry, Member States, NGOs and ECHA on improving compliance of REACH registration data, tackling substances of concern and improving the safe use of chemicals.
Watch the event live and send us your questions. Take part on social media with #SaferChemicals.

Join us also at the Helsinki Chemicals Forum (23-24 May 2019) and Setac Europe (26-30 May 2019).

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REACH

Improving compliance is ECHA's key priority

Non-compliant information on chemicals is a serious issue that needs to be fixed. Progress has been made with evaluation but further measures are planned to raise the percentage of dossiers checked and increase efficiency.

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Public consultations on applications for authorisation

ECHA is looking for comments on 11 applications for authorisation covering 18 uses of:
  • Chromium VI compounds used in surface treatments and as an anti-corrosion and reaction stabilising agent;
  • 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated and 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated  (EC -, CAS -), used in the production of various medical devices (e.g. in vitro diagnostic) and medicinal products; and
  • Pitch, coal tar, high-temp. (EC 266-028-2, CAS 65996-93-2), used in the manufacturing of thermally and thermo-mechanically highly loaded carbon/carbon parts for aerospace launchers.
The deadline for comments is 17 July 2019.

Applications for authorisation - current consultations
ECHA

ECHA closed on 30 and 31 May

ECHA will be closed on 30 and May for Ascension Day and the day following Ascension.

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Read the latest issue of the ECHA Newsletter

Read our top tips for improving your registration dossier and find out what you need to keep in mind when assessing whether your biocidal active substance is an endocrine disruptor. You can also learn about ECHA’s first Integrated Regulatory Strategy report that explores the universe of registered substances.

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