EkotoxInfo 1/2023 

EkotoxInfo 1/2023 

EkotoxInfo 1/2023 

We encourage you to read the current issue of EkotoxInfo chemical legislation news. In the summary in January 2023 EkotoxInfo you will find the following topics:

  1. REACH Candidate List +9 = 233 entries
  2. PFASs restriction proposal
  3. 2,4-dinitrotoluene restriction proposal
  4. International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP)
  5. Metals and Inorganics Sectoral Approach (MISA)
  6. EU RoHS Pack-23 Exemption Recommendations Published
  7. Biocides – SPC editor – IUCLID

REACH Conference will be held in Bratislava 22-23 of May 2023

  1. REACH Candidate List + 9 = 233 entries

ECHA has added nine chemicals to the Candidate List because of their hazardous properties.

Under REACH, companies have legal obligations when their substance is included – either on its own, in mixtures or in articles – in the Candidate List.

Ekotox REACH webpages: https://ekotox.eu/news/reach-candidate-list-233-entries/

  1. PFASs restriction proposal

European Chemical Agency: The national authorities of Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden have submitted a proposal to ECHA to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) under REACH. ECHA will publish the detailed proposal, one of the broadest in the EU’s history, on 7 February 2023.

ECHA REACH PFAS restrictions webpages: https://echa.europa.eu/sk/registry-of-restriction-intentions/-/dislist/details/0b0236e18663449b

  1. 2,4-dinitrotoluene restriction proposal

European Chemical Agency: The compiled opinion of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis for 2,4-dinitrotoluene (EC 204-450-0, CAS 121-14-2) is available.

ECHA REACH 2,4-dinitrotoluene restrictions webpages: https://echa.europa.eu/sk/registry-of-restriction-intentions/-/dislist/details/0b0236e185d7af0bEkotox

  1. International Panel on Chemical Pollution (IPCP)

In 2022, the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) decided to establish a science-policy panel to contribute further to the sound management of chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution.

A possible wording for the scope could be “to strengthen the science-policy interface on the sound management of chemicals, waste, and pollution and associated impacts at global and regional scales to safeguard human and ecosystem health.”

The first session of the ad hoc Open-Ended Working Group on the Science Policy Panel (OEWG-1.2) will be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from the 30th of January to the 3rd of February 2023.

IPCP White Paper Webpage: https://www.ipcp.ch/activities/ipcp-white-paper-on-the-scope-and-functions-of-the-future-science-policy-panel

  1. Metals and Inorganics Sectoral Approach (MISA)

The four-year Metals and Inorganics Sectoral Approach (MISA) programme concluded at the end of 2022. The final report summarising the results of the cooperation between ECHA, Eurometaux and 29 industry associations to resolve metal-specific technical and scientific issues is now available.

MISA Final Report webpage: https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/7000431/misa_final_report_en.pdf/?utm_campaign=5f215996711b560001f4f482&utm_content=63b69f76f5b4f00001ea4f9c&utm_medium=smarpshare&utm_source=linkedinWebinars

  1. EU RoHS Pack-23 Exemption Recommendations Published

New report published with recommendations on commonly used EU RoHS exemptions

On December 19, 2022, a report summarizing the assessment of EU RoHS exemptions and recommending a course of action for the European Commission to take on those exemptions was published.

Twelve exemptions to Annex III of the EU RoHS Directive, known as Pack-23, were studied under a joint effort by the Fraunhofer-Institute for Reliability and Microintegration (IZM), the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), and BIO Innovation Services (Bio IS).

Evaluation of exemptions under Directive 2011/65/EU https://rohs.biois.eu/index.html

  1. Biocides – SPC editor – IUCLID

Application for biocidal product authorisation needs to include a summary of product characteristics (SPC). So far, this file has been prepared using the SPC Editor.

In the future, this will change and you will need to use IUCLID to prepare your SPC. To prepare for the transition, you can already find support materials on ECHA’s website. Have a look!

ECH SPC webpages: https://echa.europa.eu/sk/support/dossier-submission-tools/spc-editor?utm_campaign=5b9f6f42c09d200001046698&utm_content=63bd7832162dac0001f05c57&utm_medium=smarpshare&utm_source=linkedin

  • REACH Conference will be held in Bratislava 22-23 of May 2023

Ekotox Centers together with partners and representatives of Cefic, Eurometaux, EPMF kindly willing to participate on the REACH Conference Bratislava 2023 are delighted to announce the conference topics for discussion: please ref REACH Conference 2023 webpages:


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