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BPR active substance non-approval decisions

08 May 2018

Europe Biocides

On 20 April 2018, the EU Commission published non-approval decisions for the following 4 active substances: CloropheneProduct type 3 (veterinary hygiene) PHMB(1415; 4.7) Product type 1 (human hygiene)…

BPR Union List updated with 5 approved active substances

08 May 2018

Europe Biocides

On 20 April 2018, the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Union List was updated with the following 5 approved active substances: AzoxystrobinProduct type 7 (film preservatives) Product type 9 (fibre, …

Undecafluorohexanoic acid notified to the RoI for SVHCs

08 May 2018

Europe REACH SVHC

On 8 May 2018, the following substance was notified to the Registry of Intentions for Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs): Undecafluorohexanoic acid This brought the number of Annex XV dossiers ex…

California SCPR Priority Product regulation published for Spray Polyurethane Foam

08 May 2018

North America USA California

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has published a Priority Product regulation under the Safer Consumer Products Regulations (SCPR), effective 1 July 2018. The regulation req…

Canada amends CEPA 1999 Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations

08 May 2018

North America Canada

On 16 April 2018, the Canadian Environmental Protection Act 1999 (CEPA 1999) Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations was amended as per SOR/2017-216. The amended Regulations…

2 CLH proposals submitted

08 May 2018

Europe GHS

On 8 May 2018, the following substances had a Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH) proposal submitted: 2,3,5,6-tetrafluorobenzyl trans-2-(2,2-dichlorovinyl)-3,3-dimethylcyclopropanecarboxylat…

Germany TRGS 900 Workplace exposure limits updated

08 May 2018

Europe Exposure Limits

On 2 May 2018, the German Committee on Hazardous Substances (Ausschuss für Gefahrstoffe - AGS) Technical Rules for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) 900 Workplace exposure limits were updated. 7 substances …

Withdrawal of support for 2 active substances from the BPR Review Programme

04 May 2018

Europe Biocides

The following 2 active substance/product-type combinations are no longer considered to be supported in the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) Review Programme: Sodium 2-biphenylateProduct type 4 (food…

CLH consultation launched on Tolpyralate

03 May 2018

Europe GHS

On 3 May 2018, ECHA started a 60 day public commenting period on the Harmonised Classification and Labelling (CLH) proposals for the following substance: Tolpyralate

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