Krogerus Chemicals Regulatory News, 12 September 2017
Public consultation on identifying nine new substances as SVHCs
The European Chemicals Agency has launched its bi-annual public consultation on proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The consultation pertains to nine substances, which the EU Member States have proposed to be included into the Candidate List for substances of very high concern. This is the first step in the authorisation process, which can see the use of a substance being subject to a prior regulatory authorisation.
The current proposals can be commented until 20 October 2017. The inclusion of the substances on the Candidate List would trigger the related notification and supply chain communication requirements and the substances may become subject to REACH authorisation requirement in the future. Currently there are 174 entries on the Candidate List and 43 substances/entries on the Authorisation List.
European Commission adopts endocrine disruptor criteria for biocides
The European Commission has officially adopted the criteria, which will be used to identify endocrine disruptors under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and the Plant Protection Products (PPP) Regulation.
The criteria in the area of pesticides and biocides will apply also to substances for which assessment or re-evaluations are currently ongoing.
New decision from the ECHA Board of Appeal
The ECHA Board of Appeal published its decision in a substance evaluation case (Case A-026-2015) on 8 September 2017.
According to ECHA statistics, the ECHA Board of Appeal has so far taken 84 final decisions on disputes which have pertained to the registration, data-sharing, dossier or substance evaluations under REACH Regulation or data-sharing under the Biocidal Products Regulation.
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