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You are a Luxembourgish company and you have questions on REACH or CLP?

The national REACH & CLP Helpdesk can help you!

On this website, you will find a selection of information on REACH and CLP that helps you to fulfill your obligations under REACH and CLP:

  • What is REACH? explains the basic on REACH
  • What is CLP? explains the basics on CLP
  • Documentation provides the legal texts and guidance on REACH and CLP
  • Tools contains an overview of tools for the implementation of REACH
  • Public consultation explains where stakeholders can express their opinion and feed in information into the process.
  • Links provides a list of links to useful source to get further information on REACH and CLP

For further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the Contact form.

 

News

23.09.2016

ECHA has published advice on how to use the OECD test guideline on fish embryo acute toxicity (FET) test under REACH.


 
23.09.2016

ECHA has published his newsletter and this issue includes useful advice to companies who are preparing their submissions for the REACH 2018 registration deadline and explains how ECHA checks the completeness of registration dossiers.


 
23.09.2016

Check the public activities coordination tool (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
23.09.2016

RAC agreed on 26 draft opinions on the uses of hexavalent chromium compounds for their anti-corrosion properties and in various types of surface treatments. Nine other draft opinions were on the specific solvent use applications of 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry sectors.


 
23.09.2016

The downstream user pages on ECHA's website were updated before summer, based on customer feedback. You can also follow ECHA’s downstream user showcase page on LinkedIn.


 
23.09.2016

ECHA has updated its list containing the harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous substances to take account of CLP’s ninth adaptation to technical progress (ATP).


 
23.09.2016

The European Commission issued one new decision to authorise six uses of lead sulfochromate yellow and six uses of lead chromate molybdate sulfate red.


 
15.09.2016

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance check with 14 new substances.


 
15.09.2016

A revised version of the leaflet for exporters to EU, first published in May 2016, is available online.


 
15.09.2016

Chemical Watch has launched a survey to know the views of European companies that may use ENES “use map” tools.


 
12.09.2016

The European Society of Toxicology In Vitro (ESTIV) in collaboration with the Belgian Toxicology Association (BelTox) organizes the next ESTIV Applied in Vitro Toxicology Course in Belvaux, Luxembourg from 8 to 13 January 2017.


 
12.09.2016

The study report “Improving the Identification, Evaluation, Adoption and Development of Safer Alternatives” conducted by the University of Massachusetts, Lowell Centre for Sustainable Production, has been published.


 
12.09.2016

The “Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008” is currently being updated based on a full revision of the guidance.


 
12.09.2016

The updated guide on “How to use and report (Q)SARs”, published in July, has been translated to 22 EU languages.


 
09.09.2016

For information and to raise public awareness on chemical substances and products, an informative website (in French and German) was set up by the Ministry of Sustainable development and Infrastructures and its Environmental Administration (AEV).


 
06.09.2016

With the European Commission’s Implementing Regulation on joint submission of data and data sharing now in force for more than half a year, companies are encouraged to amend their contractual conditions that may be contradicting REACH’s principles of fair, transparent and non-discriminatory cost sharing.


 
06.09.2016

The report on EOGRTS design has been published and explains how ECHA identifies and concludes on the design for the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS) under dossier evaluation.


 
06.09.2016

ECHA has launched a call for evidence to gather information on substances used in tattoo inks and permanent make-up.


 
06.09.2016

A new factsheet format for specific environmental release categories (SPERCs) has been agreed by industry, EU Member States and ECHA as part of the CSR/ES Roadmap.


 
26.08.2016

In cooperation with the Chamber of Crafts and the EEN (Enterprise Europe Network), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk and the Environmental Administration (AEV) offer a seminar on the labelling of biocidal products (insecticide, household disinfectants…).


 
25.08.2016

The “Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA) , Part D (Framework for exposure assessment)” has been fully revised.


 
25.08.2016

The “Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment, Chapter R.14 (Occupational exposure assessment)” has been updated.


 
25.08.2016

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has recently published its final report on the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up.


 
25.08.2016

You will find in the section "Agenda" all the events that the team of the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg has planned for 2016 and a flyer to download.


 
19.08.2016

The Regulation (EU) 2016/1179 of 19 July 2016 amends the CLP regulation for the purpose of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP).


 
19.08.2016

Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation was amended by Regulation (EU) No 2016/1017.


 
11.08.2016

Check the public activities coordination tool (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
09.08.2016

Check the public activities coordination tool (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
09.08.2016

ECHA has published a guide targeting managers of small and medium-sized businesses and REACH coordinators who are responsible for gathering the information needed to compile REACH registration dossiers.


 
09.08.2016

The European Commission issued one new decision to authorise two uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).


 
09.08.2016

The European Commission has asked ECHA to assess the risks of individual substances contain in tattoo inks and permanent make up on human health and to examine the need for EU wide restrictions on their use in tattoo inks.


 
09.08.2016

In March, a Cefic/VCI task force published a practical guide on a lead component identification (LCID) methodology they have developed for formulators who need to communicate safe use information for mixtures under REACH. A spreadsheet tool (version 1.0) has now been published to partially automate the methodology.


 
09.08.2016

To help registrant using Chesar, ECHA has published a promotional video on the new version of this tool which provides an all-in-one solution for chemical safety assessment under REACH.


 
09.08.2016

ECHA has published advice on using new or revised OECD test guidelines related to serious eye damage/eye irritation and skin corrosion/irritation.


 
09.08.2016

Practical Guide 13 on how downstream users can handle exposure scenarios is now available in all 23 official EU languages.


 
09.08.2016

ECHA has combined five practical guides on how to use alternative approaches and report data in the registration dossier into one guide called “How to use alternatives to animal testing to fulfil your information requirements for REACH registration”.


 
09.08.2016

The questions and answers addressing general downstream user issues have been reviewed and updated.


 
09.08.2016

The REACH requirements for skin sensitisation are changing, making non-animal testing the default requirement. Registrants are encouraged to consider their testing strategies now for the 2018 registration deadline.


 
09.08.2016

ECHA has produced a series of one sheet documents to provide tips on the key elements of REACH and CLP that are relevant to downstream users.


 
09.08.2016

The QSAR toolbox has been updated with new information on substances and different ways to profile and search of properties and substances.


 
09.08.2016

ECHA has published a press release reminding registrants that the fourth phase to a successful REACH registration is about assessing the hazards and risks of substances.


 
18.07.2016

The ECHA “Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP” will be updated to include a new appendix on the Substance Identity Profile (SIP).


 
18.07.2016

The “Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment – Part D: Framework for exposure assessment” has been sent for CARACAL consultation.


 
18.07.2016

The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement has finalised pilot projects on the harmonised classification and labelling of CMR substances and on child resistant fastenings.


 
18.07.2016

The materials from the use maps workshop held on 12 May in Brussels are now available.


 
18.07.2016

ECHA has published a new quick guide which explains what the new warning signs mean, what precautions you should take and in what types of products they are most commonly found.


 
27.06.2016

Regulation (EU) 2016/918 of the Commission of 19 May 2016 amending CLP regulation for the purpose of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) has been published in the Official Journal (L 156, 14 June 2016).


 
27.06.2016

A new version of REACH-IT, the dossier submission and communication tool, is now available for companies to use.


 
27.06.2016

The new version of ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool, Chesar, has been published.


 
27.06.2016

The third ECHA REACH 2018 webinar has been published dubbed in French.


 
21.06.2016

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg is looking for producers/importers of articles and/or retailers to conduct a case study as part of a planned LIFE+ project on consumers’ rights regarding substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in articles.


 
21.06.2016
 
20.06.2016

The drafts of updated ECHA guidance related to information requirements and chemical safety assessment (IR&CSA) for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)/very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances have been sent for consultation with the partner expert group.


 
20.06.2016

The downstream user web pages on ECHA's website have been updated to make the information on the roles and obligations of users of chemicals more easily accessible.


 
20.06.2016

Following a decision of the EU Ombudsman of 11 September 2015, ECHA has been separately requesting companies who propose tests involving vertebrate animals to show that they have fully considered alternative methods before concluding that a new animal test is necessary.


 
20.06.2016

At 20 June, one substance has been added to the Candidate List for authorisation which now contains 169 substances.


 
20.06.2016

ECHA encourages industry to check whether low-volume substances critical to their production will be registered by manufacturers or importers by the final REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2018.


 
20.06.2016

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is looking for an “Engineer – European chemicals regulations” to strengthen the team of the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg.


 
20.06.2016

Check the public activities coordination table (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
20.06.2016

Have a look at ECHA’s new 'Users of chemicals' LinkedIn page and help spread the word by sharing the news with your network.


 
14.06.2016

The amended REACH annexes VII and VIII have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union (Regulation (EU) 2016/863) and will enter into force on 20 June 2016.


 
14.06.2016

The majority of the Member State Committee (MSC) supported a proposal to identify the phthalate DCHP as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and include it in the Candidate List due to its toxicity for reproduction and endocrine disruptive effects to humans. The majority of the MSC supported also the SVHC proposal for 3-benzylidene camphor due to its endocrine disruptive effects to the environment. The MSC opinions and the minority positions will be sent to the European Commission for final decisions.


 
14.06.2016

A report which describes the downstream user reporting system and explains how information in the downstream user report has been used up until now has been published.


 
14.06.2016

The European Commission has requested ECHA to carry out a preliminary evaluation on whether the presence of certain substances in the recycled rubber granules used as infill on artificial turf sports grounds could pose a health risk.


 
14.06.2016

On 7 June 2016, the REACH & CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a service of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), held the conference “Suppliers and retailers of chemicals and articles - Best practices to adopt”, with support from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Economy.


 
14.06.2016

ECHA question and answer database has been improved with a simpler but more precise search.


 
14.06.2016

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance check with 20 new substances. Registrants are advised to check this list and, if needed, update their related registration dossiers by 9 September 2016.


 
30.05.2016

A study on fish embryo toxicity test (FET) has been published.


 
30.05.2016

Practical Guide 13 “How downstream users can handle exposure scenarios” has been revised.


 
30.05.2016

ECHA has published a new web page where they have compiled national and EU-wide support material on REACH 2018.


 
30.05.2016

At the request of the European Commission, ECHA has prepared a guideline on implementing new restriction provisions on lead and its compounds in articles supplied to the general public.


 
30.05.2016

ECHA has published its report on the implementation of REACH and CLP.


 
30.05.2016

ECHA has launched a new video to raise awareness about the REACH 2018 deadline.


 
30.05.2016

A list of REACH guidance documents still subject to change before the last registration deadline is now available.


 
30.05.2016

The five substances of very high concern (SVHC) that were added to the Candidate List on 17 December 2015 have to be notified to ECHA by 17 June 2016.


 
30.05.2016

ECHA has published a new leaflet aiming to support European importers to raise their non-EU counterparts' awareness on REACH and CLP.


 
30.05.2016

A generic presentation about the different steps to a successful REACH 2018 registration is now available to download from ECHA's website.


 
30.05.2016

The new version of IUCLID (IUCLID 6) available since the end of April includes now the ECHA user manuals within the tool itself.


 
23.05.2016

Are you active on social media? Follow ECHA LinkedIn and Twitter pages dedicated to the REACH 2018 deadline to keep up-to-date with relevant news.


 
23.05.2016

ECHA has launched a survey to gather feedback from the CSR/ES Roadmap and the Exchange Network on Exposure Scenarios (ENES) communities on initiatives to help implement the REACH exposure scenario concept.


 
23.05.2016

Are you dealing with oleochemicals or essential oils? ECHA is working closely with certain sectors of the chemical industry to develop guidance on how to identify substances for regulatory purposes.


 
23.05.2016

The European Commission will amend REACH annexes to replace in-vivo tests by in vitro or in chemico, for the testing of chemical substances for skin corrosion/irritation, serious eye damage/eye irritation and acute toxicity and for skin sensitisation.


 
23.05.2016

Following the workshop on new Approach Methodologies in Regulatory Science held on April, a video reportage on new approaches to predict the effects of chemicals has been published on ECHA website.


 
23.05.2016

Check the public activities coordination table (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
23.05.2016

The recently published short guide for users of chemicals in the workplace has been translated.


 
23.05.2016

The “Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment, Part E - Risk Characterisation” has been updated.


 
23.05.2016

ECHA has published an inventory of substances, which are likely to fulfil the criteria to be hazardous.


 
29.04.2016

An update of IUCLID is now available.


 
28.04.2016

ECHA, in collaboration with the Commission, has prepared eight new or amended Q&As on restrictions under REACH.


 
28.04.2016

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg offers a conference entitled: “Suppliers and retailers of chemicals and articles - Best practice to adopt” which will be held on Tuesday, 7 June 2016 from 14:00 to 17:00 at the administration building in Esch-Belval (1, Avenue du Rock’n’Roll).


 
28.04.2016

At the end of June 2016, additional information from companies' registrations will be made publicly available on ECHA's website.


 
22.04.2016

ECHA has published a strategy on how it will support registrants to apply the Annex III criteria of REACH.


 
22.04.2016

ECHA has published support web pages that explain in simple terms what a substance is and how companies should characterise and identify their substances for REACH, CLP and biocides purposes.


 
22.04.2016

The draft document on data sharing is now available on ECHA's website.


 
20.04.2016

ECHA has published a report which sums up the milestones of the REACH 2018 roadmap achieved by the end of 2015.


 
20.04.2016

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance check with 57 new substances.


 
20.04.2016

ECHA invites industry and consultants to respond to a survey aiming to better understand the current capacity of companies to substitute hazardous chemicals.


 
20.04.2016

The European Commission issued one new decision to authorise three uses of dibutyl phthalate (DBP).


 
20.04.2016

ECHA has published opinion trees and checklist for evaluating applications for authorisation.


 
20.04.2016

On 1 April 2016, ECHA submitted a proposal to restrict four classified phthalates in articles.


 
20.04.2016

A draft CLP Implementing Regulation is under preparation to harmonise data to be submitted to poison centres (Article 45 CLP). Following on this, new online tools and a harmonised EU format will be available to help companies to submit this information.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA has updated its Practical Guide on How to use and report (Q)SARs.


 
18.04.2016

Check the public activities coordination table (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
18.04.2016

Industry has developed a system for providing information on uses and conditions of use of chemicals to registrants. This system is called the Sector Use Maps Package.


 
18.04.2016

The annual update of the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2016-2018 is now available.


 
18.04.2016

At its March meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement discussed further implementing a pilot project (involving Luxembourg) on CLP addressing internet sales.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA has published an easy-to-search list containing the harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous substances


 
18.04.2016

A short guide has been published for users of chemicals in the workplace on how to get the most from the classification and labelling information received.


 
18.04.2016

A compendium on analytical methods to enforce restrictions has been published.


 
18.04.2016

A Cefic/VCI task force has published a practical guide on lead component identification (LCID) methodology.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA published an interactive PDF where companies can easily access templates and tools related to use maps and extended safety data sheets.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA has published three documents regarding the feasibility of an IT system that would provide information on the Candidate List substances in materials.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA will soon send requests for further information for substances evaluated under the Community rolling action plan in 2015 to registrants for comments.


 
18.04.2016

ECHA has published a beta version of the new chemical safety assessment and reporting tool, Chesar 3.


 
18.04.2016

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has agreed to support Poland's proposal to restrict the concentration of methanol in windshield washing fluids. SEAC also agreed on draft opinions on restricting D4 and D5 and on applications for authorisation of uses of chromium trioxide.

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has agreed to support the UK's proposal to restrict the placing on the market of siloxane substances D4 and D5 in personal care products. RAC also agreed on three draft opinions for authorisation and adopted eight opinions on harmonised classification and labelling.


 
18.04.2016

A new publication “Usage of (eco)toxicological data for bridging data gaps between and grouping of nanoforms of the same substance” has been published.


 
11.04.2016

Certain REACH registration dossiers will be reopened for a new completeness check.


 
11.04.2016

ECHA has published the second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation.


 
11.04.2016

ECHA, in collaboration with the European Commission, Eurometaux, Cefic and FECC, is carrying out a pilot exercise to encourage notifiers to come to an agreement on the classification and labelling of their substances.


 
04.03.2016

ECHA has published a press release reminding registrants that the third phase to a successful REACH registration is about getting organised with co-registrants to share data and its costs.


 
04.03.2016

The European Commission has amended its Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POPs) through the Regulation (EU) 2016/293, to ban hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD).


 
04.03.2016

The European Commission has published an amendment, Regulation (EU) 2016/266, to the Regulation on tests methods for REACH (Regulation (EC) No 440/2008).


 
04.03.2016

Now, if you need to change the main chemical identifier of your registration (e.g. the EC number), you should no longer contact the ECHA Helpdesk but submit a request through a specific webform.


 
02.03.2016

A screening definition document has been published and describes different scenarios and priorities for the common screening.


 
02.03.2016

The existing restriction (column 2 of entry 23 of annex XVII REACH) on cadmium and its compounds in paints has been extended. The restriction was published in the Regulation (EU) 2016/217 on 16 February 2016.


 
02.03.2016

An external report has been published and suggests that further improvements can be made to substance evaluation under REACH.


 
02.03.2016

ECHA has updated the chapters on sediment organisms' toxicity (Chapter R.7b) and environmental exposure assessment (Chapter R.16).


 
02.03.2016

The two first ECHA REACH 2018 webinars have now been published dubbed in French.


 
02.03.2016

Five presentations have lately been updated which describe how REACH and CLP affect downstream users of chemicals.


 
02.03.2016

ECHA published its Evaluation Report 2015. It covers the Agency's evaluation activities and the corresponding output.


 
02.03.2016

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has been given access to certain data from ECHA's chemicals database to develop a new tool for predicting toxicity of chemicals.


 
02.03.2016

After receiving reports of companies falsely claiming to be lead registrants for certain substances, ECHA advices potential registrants to not accept invitations to prepare a joint registration from individual companies who are not following the rules of the REACH Regulation.


 
23.02.2016

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg will attend the 10th Forum on Safety and Health at Work, which will be held on 24 March 2016 in Luxexpo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg.


 
12.02.2016

ECHA has launched a public consultation on 27 applications for authorisation covering 39 uses of Chromium VI compounds, 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC) and Diglyme.


 
12.02.2016

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance checks with 72 new substances.


 
09.02.2016

REACH&CLP Helpdesk France has published a table (in French) summarizing, for each hazard classes and categories, corresponding abbreviations, precautionary statements and hazard statements.


 
05.02.2016

INERIS (Institut National de l’EnviRonnement Industriel et des risqueS) published in December 2015 a guide entitled « Guide technique : aide à la classification des mélanges en vue de la détermination du statut SEVESO et régime ICPE d’un établissement ».


 
03.02.2016

To help small businesses meet their REACH obligations the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum has published a new guidance on the REACH 2018 registration deadline and an updated guidance on REACH authorisation.


 
03.02.2016

An update of the ESCom Catalogue of standard phrases for exposure sceanrios has just been released and is available from Cefic's website.


 
03.02.2016

Since 27 January 2016, registrants are no longer being able to submit a registration dossier separately if a registration for the same substance already exists.


 
03.02.2016

The EU Commission published a Communication with titles and references of harmonised standards for demonstrating the conformity of articles with the restriction of nickel (entry 27 of Annex XVII REACH).


 
27.01.2016

ECHA has shortlisted nearly 300 substances. Registrants of these shortlisted substances (ca. 2500 registrations) will soon receive a letter from ECHA informing them of the on-going activities for their substance.


 
26.01.2016

The European Commission issued one new decision to authorise two uses of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD).


 
26.01.2016

Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation was amended by Regulation (EU) No 2016/264 of 13 January 2016.


 
26.01.2016

DUCC (Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group) has released an explanatory document on "Sector-specific approaches towards developing and communicating information for the safe use of mixtures".


 
20.01.2016

You use or are in regular contact with chemicals in your professional or personal life? And you would like to inform yourself in a fast and simple manner about the characteristics of and possible dangers from a particular substance? The "Substance Infocard", a new tool provided by ECHA (European Chemicals Agency), will enable you to see at a glance key characteristics of a chemical substance.


 
18.01.2016

ECHA has published a new web section to keep downstream users informed on how REACH 2018 can affect them.


 
18.01.2016

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has published a new guidance for characterising hydrocarbon solvents for assessment purposes.


 
13.01.2016

Altogether, 16 substance evaluation cases have been concluded in 2015: three for substances evaluated in 2012, two for substances evaluated in 2013 and 11 for substances evaluated in 2014.


 
11.01.2016

The new Regulation (EU) 2015/2068 on the format of labels for products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases makes also reference to CLP.


 
11.01.2016

The new Regulation (UE) 2016/9 on joint submission of data and data-sharing in accordance with REACH regulation has been published.


 
22.12.2015

Check the public activities coordination table (PACT) on ECHA's website for the latest updates on which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment or risk management option analysis by authorities.


 
22.12.2015

Following the judgement of the Court of Justice, ECHA has published a quick update to its “Guidance on requirements for substances in articles”.


 
22.12.2015

As a downstream user, do you know how to make the most of the information in the safety data sheets provided by chemical suppliers? ECHA’s new webpage available in the downstream user section of the website provides tips, links and examples of how you can benefit from this information to operate safely and in accordance with the different legal requirements that apply.


 
22.12.2015

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance checks.


 
22.12.2015

The majority of the Member State Committee's (MSC) members supported Sweden's proposal to identify the skin sensitiser hexamethylene diacrylate (HDDA) as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) and include it in the Candidate List.


 
17.12.2015

At 17 December 2015, five substances are added to the Candidate List for authorisation which now contains 168 substances.


 
16.12.2015

ECHA has published an update of Chapter R.12 of the “Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment on use description”.


 
16.12.2015

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted an opinion on a restriction proposal, agreed on three draft opinions for authorisation applications and proposed 17 substances for harmonised classification and labelling. The Committee for Socio-economic Assessment (SEAC) adopted final opinions on the restriction proposals for Bisphenol A and PFOA and agreed on draft opinions supporting the restriction of methanol and authorisation applications for three substances.


 
16.12.2015

The updated version of “Practical Guide 12: How to communicate with ECHA in dossier evaluation” is available in 23 languages.


 
16.12.2015

The new version of Napo's website is now available online.


 
16.12.2015

The European Commission issued one new decision to authorise two uses of trichloroethylene.


 
16.12.2015

A safety data sheet checklist, developed in cooperation with the Enforcement Forum, is available in 23 languages on ECHA's website.


 
16.12.2015

ECHA's new template for proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) is now available.


 
16.12.2015

ECHA has published a new illustrative example which demonstrates what elements need to be taken into account when predicting long-term toxicity to fish with the QSAR Toolbox.


 
11.12.2015

On 3rd December 2015 the 9th edition of the "Conference & Networking Lunch: Implementation of REACH&CLP regulations and future challenges" was organized by the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg.


 
25.11.2015

ECHA has published a corrigendum to the “Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets”.


 
25.11.2015

ECHA has just published a new video called “How REACH and CLP affect downstream users”.


 
25.11.2015

ECHA invites comments on a proposal to include 11 new substances in the Authorisation List.


 
25.11.2015

ECHA has published a press release reminding to registrants that the second phase to a successful REACH registration is about finding co-registrants.


 
17.11.2015

At its November meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided on two new pilot projects for 2016 and 2017.


 
17.11.2015

An infographic outlining how various authorities' activities and regulatory processes are interconnected is available on ECHA's website.


 
17.11.2015

The English version of the guidance prepared by the European industry associations for essential oils and published in August, has now been translated into seven EU languages.


 
17.11.2015

To further ensure that testing on animals is only done as a last resort, ECHA has started to send the first requests to registrants asking them to inform ECHA that they have considered alternative testing methods before submitting new testing proposals involving vertebrate animals.


 
11.11.2015

On 3rd December 2015 (12:30 to 5:15 pm), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg holds its annual conference at the Chamber of Commerce at Luxembourg-Kirchberg.


 
05.11.2015

ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2016-2018. The draft plan contains 138 substances that are proposed to be evaluated by the Member States under the substance evaluation process of REACH.


 
04.11.2015

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on its proposal to restrict 291 substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR).


 
19.10.2015

ECHA has published a leaflet informing workers in chemical companies about the upcoming 2018 REACH registration deadline.


 
19.10.2015

ECHA has published translations into 22 EU languages of the latest update to the “Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets” (version 3.0).


 
12.10.2015

In 2016, ECHA will release new versions of the IT tools used for creating (IUCLID) and submitting (REACH-IT) registrations.


 
12.10.2015

Five presentations highlighting key issues of REACH and CLP for downstream users are available for you to download.


 
12.10.2015

On 10 and 11 September, representatives from the Member States, the European Commission and stakeholder organisations met for the first time to discuss how to progress on petroleum and coal stream substances.


 
12.10.2015

ECHA has made the assessments conducted under previous EU chemicals legislation on 127 substances suspected to have PBT (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent and very bioaccumulative) properties available.


 
12.10.2015

ECHA has published translations into 22 EU languages of the latest update to the "Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation” (version 2.1).


 
12.10.2015

Following the judgement of the Court of Justice, ECHA will update its “Guidance on requirements for substances in articles”.


 
12.10.2015

The presentations of the workshop on soil risk assessment are now available on the event page.


 
12.10.2015

ECHA and industry associations organise on 4 November 2015 in Brussels, an information session to inform stakeholders on the upcoming changes of the registration process


 
02.10.2015

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1494 adapts the existing restriction of benzene (entry 5 of Annex XVII REACH).


 
21.09.2015

As part of the update of its “REACH Excel Tool” (version 3.1) – Chemical inventory and regulatory databases, the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg invites users to a training (in French) on 1st October 2015, 2.00 to 5.00 pm at the premises of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) at Belval.


 
18.09.2015

Following several discussion; the European Court of Justice ruled on SVHCs in articles and has said the 0.1% threshold for notifying SVHCs in articles applies to “each of the articles incorporated as a component of a complex product” rather than to the entire article.


 
18.09.2015

A new and improved version of Chesar – the tool that helps you to efficiently carry out and maintain your chemical safety assessments – will be published in 2016. ECHA is currently working on a training program for all those interested and would like to know what training method you prefer.


 
18.09.2015

If you use a substance for which an actor up your supply chain has an authorisation, you have to notify, under article 66 REACH, your use of that substance to ECHA.


 
18.09.2015

ECHA has published new web pages on how to successfully substitute hazardous chemicals or techniques with safer alternatives. A new video promoting the benefits of substitution for European citizens is also available in 23 languages. Two webinars addressing substitution will be available in 2015.


 
18.09.2015

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded on one restriction proposal and also finalized two opinions on applications for authorisation and adopted six harmonised classification and labelling opinions. The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) concluded on three restriction proposals and finalized two opinions on applications for authorisation.


 
17.09.2015

A new practical guide is available on how to prepare a downstream user chemical safety report.


 
17.09.2015

ECHA has published on his website the Nanomaterials workshop proceedings.


 
17.09.2015

In August, ECHA has published an update of the “Guidance on the compilation of safety data sheets”.


 
17.09.2015

ECHA has published new support pages and an introductory guide helping companies which are not yet familiar with the European chemicals legislation to understand their obligations.


 
17.09.2015

The European Commission issued three new decisions to authorise four industrial uses of diarsenic trioxide.


 
17.09.2015

ECHA has published on his website the Compliance check workshop proceedings.


 
09.09.2015

The conference, organised by Luxembourg and seven other EU Member States and Norway, aims to refocus Europe’s attention on the safe use of chemicals and at the same time ensure transparency, innovation and competitiveness for the European Chemical sector and in particular SMEs.


 
08.09.2015

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg offers Luxembourgish companies a monthly Q&A session to discuss face to face and one to one with the Helpdesk team.


 
17.08.2015

Check the Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) to see for which substances a risk management option analysis (RMOA) or an informal hazard assessment for PBT/vPvB (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic/very persistent and very bioaccumulative) properties or endocrine disruptor properties is under development or has been completed by authorities


 
17.08.2015

The practical guide on how to communicate with ECHA in dossier evaluation has been updated.


 
17.08.2015

ECHA has received four applications for authorisation for uses of chromium trioxide, sodium chromate, sodium dichromate and 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC).


 
17.08.2015

The European industry associations for essential oils have published new guidance to help industry to fulfil their registration obligations under REACH.


 
12.08.2015

Following the signing of a cooperation agreement between Luxembourg and Belgium, in June 2015, the Belgian Poison Centre can now be contacted for all urgency questions on dangerous products.


 
04.08.2015

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1221 adds harmonised classification and labelling (HCL) for new substances to Annex VI CLP (e.g octanoic acid, imidazole) and modifies already existing HCL (e.g. for gallium arsenide, tebuconazole).


 
30.07.2015

The new exposure scenario communications package (ESCom) is now available


 
23.07.2015

In July 2015, a new annex titled “Safety Data Sheet Compliance Checks” was added to the ‘REACH: Automotive Industry Guideline of the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA). Although developed for the automotive industry, this annex is rather generic and gives generally applicable guidance for downstream users on conducting plausibility checks of incoming safety data sheets (SDSs).


 
21.07.2015

ECHA's web pages on registration and substance identification have been improved.


 
21.07.2015

ECHA has updated the Introductory Guidance on the CLP Regulation.


 
21.07.2015

The updated second implementation plan of the CSR/ES Roadmap (Chemical Safety Reports/Exposure Scenarios) has been recently published


 
13.07.2015

ECHA publishes a series of presentations about key issues of REACH and CLP affecting downstream users. They will be aimed at a wide range of audiences, including management, workers, environmental health and safety professionals, industry groups and authorities.


 
13.07.2015

ECHA has published its assessment report concerning grill lighters fluids and fuels for decorative lamps intended to be supplied for the general public.


 
13.07.2015

ECHA has published a report following a workshop organised in April 2015 on the use of REACH and CLP information at industrial sites.


 
07.07.2015

Are you active in LinkedIn? Follow ECHA’s new pages dedicated to the REACH 2018 deadline to keep up-to-date with relevant news.


 
07.07.2015

On 9 and 30 June, around twenty participants were present at the information sessions (in German and French) on the new labelling elements according to CLP, organized by the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg in cooperation with the Chamber of Crafts and the EEN (European Enterprise Network).


 
07.07.2015

ECHA has recommended fifteen substances for an authorisation obligation to the European Commission. This is meanwhile ECHA's sixth recommendation of priority substances for authorisation from the Candidate List.


 
07.07.2015

ECHA has selected approximately 200 substances from the REACH registrations for further scrutiny by the Member State competent authorities.


 
07.07.2015

ECHA has published new support pages to help companies understand the steps they need to follow to apply for authorisation.


 
07.07.2015

The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement will prepare and execute a fifth coordinated enforcement project (REF-5) focusing on obligations related to extended safety data sheets (e-SDSs), exposure scenarios, risk management measures and operational conditions.


 
07.07.2015

The OECD eChemPortal has been updated to offer better access to chemical classifications.


 
07.07.2015

All chemical substances produced or imported in the European Economic Area between 1 and 100 tons a year need to be registered by 31 May 2018 with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This is the last deadline for existing chemicals under the REACH Regulation.


 
01.07.2015

The Swiss accident insurance Suva has published a leaflet entitled: „Chemikalien im Baugewerbe – Alles andere als harmlos” (“Chemicals in the construction sector - anything but harmless”).


 
30.06.2015

On 8 and 9 July, the Chamber of Crafts offers three identical information sessions, in French, on Cloud Computing in craftsmen SME.


 
25.06.2015

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) concluded on two restriction proposals, discussed applications for authorisation and adopted harmonised classification and labelling opinions. The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) concluded on two restriction proposals and agreed on two draft opinions on applications for authorisation.


 
25.06.2015

From 1 October 2015, ECHA will start the decision making on testing proposals on the reproductive toxicity endpoint, i.e. extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study (EOGRTS).


 
25.06.2015

Companies applying for an authorisation for the use of their substances need to fill in also a summary table of their risk management measures and operational conditions.


 
25.06.2015

The Management Board of ECHA has revised the levels of the administrative charge.


 
17.06.2015

The Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) has been updated


 
17.06.2015

The European Commission issued on 3 June 2015 its second decision to authorise an industrial use of diarsenic trioxide


 
17.06.2015

An amendment (Regulation (EU) 2015/864) to the Fee Regulation (EC) 340/2008, amended by Regulation (EU) 254/2013, has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.


 
17.06.2015

ECHA and the Danish authorities are currently considering a restriction on the four phthalates DEHP, BBP, DBP and DIBP in articles.


 
17.06.2015

The OECD has started the publication of new data on eleven nanomaterials.


 
15.06.2015

At 15 June 2015, two substances are added to the Candidate List for authorisation which now contains 163 substances.


 
11.06.2015

The German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (baua) has published now the second part of a new guidance document on registration under REACH. It offers, in particular, support to small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with little, or no, previous experience of REACH.


 
08.06.2015

ECHA is planning to produce more electronic publications in the future and encourage you to participate in his survey.


 
08.06.2015

The recordings, presentations and summary of the break-out groups' discussions of last Commission’s workshop are available on the European Commission's website.


 
08.06.2015

INRS (National Institute for Research and Safety for the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases) published last April a leaflet (in French) entitled: "Dans mon entreprise, j’étiquette les produits chimiques” (“In my business, I label the chemicals").


 
08.06.2015

Inspectors in 15 Member States (including Luxembourg) will check the safety of packaging of hazardous substances and mixtures that consumers use.


 
05.06.2015

ECHA has published a new web page and a new factsheet giving practical advice for your data-sharing negotiations.


 
05.06.2015

ECHA has released an update of the Classification and Labelling Inventory to include the categorisation of harmonised substances according to the Seveso III Directive.


 
05.06.2015

The six substances of very high concern (SVHC) that were added to the Candidate List on 17 December 2014 have to be notified to ECHA by 17 June 2015.


 
05.06.2015

To promote ECHA experts' understanding of companies' business needs in complying with the EU chemicals legislation, ECHA staff will be visiting SMEs in EU countries.


 
02.06.2015

Annex II REACH lays down requirements for the compilation of safety data sheets, used to provide information on chemical substances and mixtures in the European Union. Regulation (EU) 2015/830 adapts these requirements now to the fifth revision of the GHS rules for safety data sheets.


 
21.05.2015

ECHA has published an illustrative example of consumer exposure to substances in articles to help companies comply with their obligations under REACH.


 
19.05.2015

In cooperation with the Chamber of Crafts and the EEN (European Enterprise Network), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk offers a seminar on the new CLP labelling elements that will be mandatory from 1 June 2015.


 
08.05.2015

ECHA has updated the list of substances that might be chosen for compliance checks with 58 new entries.


 
08.05.2015

ECHA has published advice on using the new OECD test guidelines related to skin sensitisation.


 
08.05.2015

Two notes on the dose-response relationships, for the carcinogenicity of 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline and oligomeric reaction products of formaldehyde with aniline are now available on the ECHA website.


 
08.05.2015

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/628 amends Annex XVII REACH as regards lead and its compounds.


 
28.04.2015
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg has updated its REACH Excel Tool, which now includes databases and a guide to check the regulatory status of chemicals.
The updated version 3.1 of the tool in German language is available since end 2014; the French version is now available for free download.

 
28.04.2015

ECHA will soon send draft requests for further information for substances evaluated under the Community rolling action plan in 2014 to registrants for comments.


 
24.04.2015

In the beginning of April, ECHA has published improved web pages for REACH-IT support.


 
24.04.2015

The Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) table has been extended to include substances selected by authorities for hazard assessment.


 
24.04.2015

ECHA has launched two new “Calls for”. One call for comments on a draft guideline and one call for evidence in the preparatory phase of a restriction proposal.


 
24.04.2015

At its twentieth plenary meeting on 24-26 March 2015, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided on a second pilot project on the use of substances subject to authorisation. It will focus on substances with a sunset date before 2016.


 
24.04.2015

ECHA has produced a short video to simply describe the roles and different types of downstream users. 


 
23.04.2015

ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to the restriction process.


 
23.04.2015

The ECHA web section concerning substances of potential concern has been revamped to include more information on the various processes involved.


 
23.04.2015

During their recent plenary sessions, SEAC and RAC agreed, in particular, on several draft opinions on applications for authorisation and restriction proposals.


 
23.04.2015

In collaboration with the European Commission, Cefic, Eurometaux and FECC, ECHA launched a pilot project to encourage notifiers to agree on the classification and labelling of substances.


 
23.04.2015

ECHA has published its assessment of the use of cadmium and its compounds in plastic materials not covered by Entry 23 of the REACH Restriction List (Annex XVII).


 
22.04.2015

The third annual update of the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2015-2017 is available since end of March. It contains 134 substances of which 66 are newly allocated and 68 come from the second CoRAP update adopted in 2014. The Member States will evaluate those substances under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation in 2015, 2016, and 2017.


 
15.04.2015

Around 80 people participated in the conference "CLP 2015: classification and labelling of mixtures – Communication for safe use of chemicals " conference, organised on March 31st, 2015 by the REACH & CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a service of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), with support from the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Economy.


 
26.03.2015

The new Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/491 prolongs the transitional period for the application of the 6th adaptations of the CLP Regulation to technical and scientific progress (6th ATP).


 
04.03.2015

Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/326 amends Annex XVII REACH as regards polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and phthalates.


 
02.03.2015

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg offers Luxembourgish companies a monthly Q&A session to discuss face to face and one to one with the Helpdesk team.


 
27.02.2015

A survey of businesses across the European Union is being carried out on behalf of the EU Commission to obtain feedback on a number of key issues related to the implementation of REACH.


 
26.02.2015

ECHA has adopted a new practice of periodically publishing a list of substances that are likely to face compliance checks.


 
26.02.2015

ECHA published its Evaluation report 2014. It covers the Agency's evaluation activities and the corresponding output.


 
26.02.2015

ECHA publishes a series of presentations about key issues of REACH and CLP affecting downstream users.


 
26.02.2015

The Extended One-Generation Reproductive Toxicity Study (EOGRTS) has been added to Annex VIII-X REACH by Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/282.


 
26.02.2015

ECHA and Ökopol GmbH would like to hear your views on the idea of building a "Materials' Information Platform" (MIP) and how it could meet your needs.


 
25.02.2015

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to its next conference entitled: “CLP 2015: classification and labelling of mixtures – Communication for safe use of chemicals” which will be held on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the premises of Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.


 
25.02.2015

ECHA has received one application for authorisation for the industrial use of lead chromate in the manufacture of pyrotechnical delay devices contained in ammunition for naval self-protection.


 
25.02.2015

The QSAR Toolbox version 3.3.2 is available for download.


 
18.02.2015

The European Commission is preparing a streamlining and simplification of the REACH authorisation application procedure.


 

On 25 February 2015, from 10:00 to 12:00, ECHA offers its services to all small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) who plan to apply for authorisation or who have questions about this procedure.


 
29.01.2015

ECHA has started to implement its new compliance check strategy.


 
29.01.2015

ECHA has released a preconfigured IUCLID 5 for Applications for authorisation to support industry, in particular small and medium-sized companies (SMEs)


 
29.01.2015

Recently, news entries have been added for restriction proposals.


 
29.01.2015

ECHA, together with Member State competent authorities is now prioritising CMR substances for appropriate risk management actions.


 
27.01.2015

The “REACH&CLP 2014” section of our website has been replaced and is now updated to “REACH & CLP 2015”.


 
26.01.2015

The QSAR Toolbox version 3.3 is available for download since December 2014.


 
26.01.2015

The Member State Committee (MSC) unanimously agreed to identify the phthalate DEHP as an SVHC because of its endocrine disrupting properties in the environment.


 
26.01.2015

Two evaluation cases from 2013 are now published.


 
26.01.2015

Recently, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted 23 opinions for harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) of substances.


 
26.01.2015

In December 2014, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted opinions on two restriction proposals: chrysotile and cadmium and its compounds in artist paints. The Committee for Socio-economic analysis (SEAC) agreed on draft opinions on the same proposals. SEAC also adopted their final opinion on restriction proposals on cadmium and its compounds in paints and on 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Furthermore, Committees evaluated 19 applications for authorisation, agreeing on 43 draft opinions for individual uses.


 
20.01.2015

The search for chemicals on ECHA's website provides new features which make it easier to search for information about substances.


 
20.01.2015

Since December 2014, the presentations and meeting documents of ENES 7 are available.


 
20.01.2015

To support innovation, especially by SMEs, ECHA has published an update to its Guidance on Scientific Research and Development (SR&D) and Product and Process Orientated Research and Development (PPORD).


 
20.01.2015

The tool for advance notice on substances being considered for risk management (PACT) has been updated with nine new intentions for RMOA development.


 
20.01.2015

ECHA has published its REACH 2018 Roadmap, which outlines the Agency's milestones planned in the run up towards the final REACH registration deadline.


 
20.01.2015

The French Ministry of the Environment, Sustainable Development and Ecology (MEDDE) has published an updated version of the leaflet (in French): "Control the chemical risks in your business".


 
19.01.2015

The German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (baua) has published the first part of a new guidance document on registration under REACH. It offers, in particular, support to small and medium sized companies (SMEs) with little, or no, previous experience of REACH.


 
08.01.2015

Environmental ministers from Denmark, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Sweden, supported among others by Luxembourg, have urged the European Commission to act on a number of issues in chemicals policy.


 
18.12.2014

On 11 December 2014 the 8th edition of the "Conference & Networking Lunch: Implementation of REACH&CLP regulations and future challenges" was held organized by the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg.


 
18.12.2014

At 17 December 2014, six substances are added to the Candidate List for authorization which now contains 161 substances.


 
17.12.2014

At the start of October, the General Court annulled ECHA's decision to impose an administrative charge on a company.


 
17.12.2014

The CLP regulation has been adapted to technical and scientific progress by the Commission Regulation (EU) No 1297/2014.


 
17.12.2014

At their last plenary meeting, the Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided that its next major project will focus on enforcing REACH Annex XVII restrictions.


 
17.12.2014

On 11 November 2014, the non-confidential information on the Candidate List substances in articles has been updated.


 
17.12.2014

ECHA has just published a video to raise awareness about the importance of the CLP Regulation.


 
17.12.2014

ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2015-2017. The draft plan contains 134 substances that are proposed to be evaluated by the Member States under the substance evaluation process of REACH.


 
17.12.2014

To harmonise the exposure scenario short titles communicated in the supply chain, Cefic (The European Chemical Industry Council), DUCC (Downstream Users of Chemicals Co-ordination group) and ECHA have developed an approach for generating them in a structured and consistent way.


 
17.12.2014

Answers to questions on the interface between REACH and the Cosmetics Regulation are now available on ECHA's website.


 
17.12.2014

The German Helpdesk held a workshop on metals and REACH in November. Now the presentations (in German) are available at the Helpdesk’s website.


 
17.12.2014

ECHA has received twelve applications for authorisation for uses of trichloroethylene (TCE).


 
18.11.2014

Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (BAuA, Germany) publishes the workshop documentation on the event from 01.10.2014 “In drei Schritten zum DNEL – geh‘ mit!“.


 
11.11.2014

On 11 December 2014 (12:30 to 5:00 pm), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg holds its annual conference at the Chamber of Commerce at Luxembourg-Kirchberg.


 
05.11.2014

The Helpdesk offers companies an additional way to contact the Helpdesk via a monthly Q&A session. Here, companies can discuss face to face with the Helpdesk team about every REACH&CLP related concern or question they have. The first Q&A session will be held on Tuesday, 11 November.


 
29.10.2014

The French MEDDE (Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) recently published a brochure (in French) on the application for authorization under REACH.


 
29.10.2014

Last 16 September took place in Brussels a “Workshop on safe use of chemicals by SMEs” organized by European Commission.


 
29.10.2014

Since September, ECHA's website gives advance notice on the substances being considered by authorities for regulatory risk management.


 
29.10.2014

The conclusions on seven out of 47 substance evaluation cases from 2013 are now published.


 
29.10.2014

ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP regulation. The last apply to CLH process.


 
29.10.2014

ECHA urges all companies to start preparing now for the REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2018 which concerns substances manufactured or imported in low volumes (1 to 100 tonnes per year). To support this, ECHA has published new web pages with improved access to relevant information.


 
29.10.2014

Regularly, DGPR (Directorate General for Risk Prevention) organize a Tuesday per month, at Paris Défense, an information session on a topical regulatory issue intended primarily for representatives of professional organizations. The last information session took place in 30 September 2014 with a thematic focus on applications for authorisation.


 
24.10.2014

The European Commission has launched an online consultation to help define criteria for endocrine disruptors.


 
23.10.2014

ECHA has just launched new webpages for formulators.


 
09.10.2014

REACH-EN-FORCE-3 (REF-3) is the third enforcement project of ECHA’s Forum and encompasses the “Inspection and enforcement of compliance with registration obligations by manufacturers, importers and only representatives in close cooperation with customs”.


 
02.10.2014

The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg participates to the EU Open Day on 8 October 2014  (11:30-15:30) at the Chamber of Commerce (Luxemburg-Kirchberg). The EU Open Day is the launch event for the European SME Week in Luxembourg.


 
01.10.2014

On 25 September 2014, about 80 participants took part in the conference “REACH&CLP: Obligations for users of chemical products” that was organised by the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a national service provided by CRP Henri Tudor, with the support of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure and the Ministry of Economy.


 
26.09.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg has updated its REACH Excel Tool, which now includes databases and a guide to check the regulatory status of chemicals. The updated version 3.0 (German language) of the tool - Chemical inventory and regulatory databases - is now available for free download. User training on 2 October 2014, 2.00 to 5.00 pm (German language) at the premises of CRP Henri Tudor at Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
19.09.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to the restriction process.

 
19.09.2014
ECHA's Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) have issued opinions in support of authorising the use of substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

 
19.09.2014
Recently, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted five opinions for harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) of substances.

 
15.09.2014
In preparation to the CLP 2015 deadline, ECHA proposes a new webinar about the classification of mixtures and on how information on the safe use of mixtures can be communicated in the supply chain.

 
15.09.2014
The French REACH&CLP Helpdesk has published a document (in French) entitled "Choosing a consultant, points to verify".

 
09.09.2014
As part of the update of its “REACH Excel Tool” (version 3.0) – Chemical inventory and regulatory database, the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg invites users to a training on 2 October 2014, 2.00 to 5.00 pm (German language) at the premises of CRP Henri Tudor at Luxembourg Kirchberg.

 
03.09.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP regulation. The latest apply to SVHC identification.

 
03.09.2014
ECHA has prepared, in collaboration with the Commission services, both new and updated Questions and Answers (Q&As) on restrictions

 
02.09.2014
ECHA has launched a public consultation on its draft recommendation of 22 new substances to be included in the Authorisation List.

 
29.08.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Germany has published a leaflet to support exposure assessment for occupational settings under REACH

 
22.08.2014
On its dedicated CLP 2015 web section, ECHA has published new campaign materials.

 
22.08.2014
The European Commission issued on 9 August 2014 its first decision to authorise a specific use of plasticiser Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

 
22.08.2014
ECHA has received two applications for authorisation for uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) and diarsenic trioxide.

 
22.08.2014
ECHA has just published an eGuide to help users of safety data sheets to understand and use information more easily.

 
19.08.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to its next conference entitled: “REACH&CLP: Obligations for users of chemical products” which will be held on 25 September 2014 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the premises of CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
06.08.2014
ECHA has published an illustrative example of exposure scenarios for a hypothetical hazardous substance to be annexed to a safety data sheet.

 
04.08.2014
ECHA prepared a new awareness-raising leaflet on classification and labelling (“A brief guide to the classification and labelling of chemicals in the EU”).

 
10.07.2014
Last May, ECHA hosted a workshop on substance evaluation with Member States, the European Commission and stakeholders. It now published the workshop proceedings.

 
09.07.2014
ECHA's Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have adopted opinions on an application for authorisation from Roxel (UK Rocket Motors) Ltd.

 
09.07.2014
ECHA is updating its strategy on checking the compliance of REACH registration dossiers for the coming years (2014-2018).

 
09.07.2014
The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement has published the report of the first phase of the third coordinated REACH enforcement project (REF-3).

 
09.07.2014
ECHA has just published a video for consumers: "The price you pay".

 
09.07.2014
ECHA has launched a new service to enable registrants to change the chemical identifiers in their REACH dossiers.

 
04.07.2014
On 26 June 2014, about 60 participants took part in the information session “Substitution of hazardous chemicals – Regulation-driven innovation” that was organised by the Helpdesk REACH&CLP Luxembourg.

 
01.07.2014
ECHA has published a new practical guide (in English) on "How to assess whether a substance is used as an intermediate under strictly controlled conditions and how to report the information for intermediate registration in IUCLID".

 
01.07.2014
Regulation (EU) No 605/2014 of the Commission of 5 June 2014 amending CLP regulation for the purpose of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) has been published in the Official Journal (L 167, 6 June 2014).

 
01.07.2014
Regularly, ECHA has an obligation to recommend substances from the Candidate List to the Authorisation List (Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation). Currently ECHA is working on the sixth Annex XIV recommendation.

 
01.07.2014
As part of the application of authorization process, ECHA has launched a partners service for authorization applicants.

 
30.06.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to the CLH process.

 
24.06.2014
In June, the Directors Contact Group (DCG) held its second meeting during which two best practice documents were adopted.

 
24.06.2014
Recently, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted seven opinions for harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) of substances.

 
24.06.2014
The OECD has published a guidance for characterising oleochemical substances.

 
24.06.2014
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted opinions on two restriction proposals: the first on nonylphenol and nonylphenol ethoxylates, and the second on 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, whereas the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has found an agreement on the restriction proposal on nonylphenol. The Committees have also both agreed on draft opinions for applications for authorisation.

 
24.06.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The three last apply to the restriction process.

 
18.06.2014
At 16 June 2014, four substances are added to the Candidate List for authorization (Cadmium chloride; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dihexyl ester, branched and linear; Sodium peroxometaborate; Sodium perborate, perboric acid, sodium salt). The Candidate List now contains 155 substances.

 
11.06.2014
ECHA has launched new web pages promoting the CLP 2015 deadline for mixtures. The pages contain useful information on the CLP requirements, a support section as well as related links, news and events.

 
11.06.2014
ECHA asks in a Call for evidence to identify until 30 August 2014 the opportunities in substituting fuels/oils for decorative lamps and grill lighter fluids labelled R65 or H304.

 
11.06.2014
ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar) has been updated to include consumer exposure estimations based on Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs).

 
23.05.2014
Under certain conditions (see Article 7 REACH), importers and producers of articles have to submit notifications of substances in articles (SiA) to ECHA six months after the inclusion of these substances in the Candidate List. The seven substances of very high concern (SVHC) that were added to the Candidate List on 16 December 2013 thus have to be notified to ECHA by 16 June 2014.

 
23.05.2014
Member States Competent Authorities and ECHA on request by the Commission may prepare Annex XV dossiers for the identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), for proposing a harmonised classification and labelling, or for proposing restrictions.

 
23.05.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg held its 7th REACH&CLP Coffee on 22 May 2014. This time, the title was “REACH Substance Evaluation: Process, Outcome and Impact on Companies“. The presentation can now be downloaded from the Helpdesk website.

 
20.05.2014
The European Commission has launched a public consultation to obtain stakeholders’ views on the information currently available on nanomaterials on the EU market, and the impact of the possible policy options being considered in order bring more transparency and regulatory oversight on nanomaterials.

 
15.05.2014
ECHA received a joint application for authorisation from 13 co-applicants for several uses of Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD).

 
15.05.2014
 
12.05.2014
Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation was amended by Regulation (EU) No 474/2014 of 8 May 2014.

 
09.05.2014
The “REACH&CLP 2013” section of our website has been replaced and is now called “REACH & CLP 2014”.

 
05.05.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to the CLH process.

 
30.04.2014
Does your company use dangerous substances and you want or have to substitute them? The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg organises a conference on this topic on 26 June 2014 (1 to 6 pm) at Chamber of Commerce in Luxemburg-Kirchberg.

 
28.04.2014
The new version 2.7 of REACH-IT is now ready for use and, at the same time, a new version of IUCLID was launched.

 
28.04.2014
The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement decided to undertake a pilot project on authorisation and discussed preliminary results of its third coordinated enforcement project.

 
28.04.2014
A report has been published to clarify the issues of the interplay between the strict airworthiness requirements and the REACH authorisation process.

 
28.04.2014
The first ECHA decisions on substance evaluation are now available on ECHA's website.

 
28.04.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a national service provided by the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, is pleased to invite you to its next information sessions entitled “REACH&CLP Coffee”, to be held on Thursday 22 May 2014.

 
28.04.2014
Draft decisions on requests for further information about those substances evaluated under the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) in 2013 will be sent to the registrants for comments at the end of April.

 
28.04.2014
In 2013, the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Germany published a leaflet for SMEs to provide practical assistance in identifying and how to check their SME status.

 
28.04.2014
As communicated in December 2013, the Agency has conducted its first IT screening on required information elements for the substance identity of all REACH registrations. Registrants whose dossiers are picked up by the screening will receive a letter from ECHA in the first semester of 2014 giving advice on how to address the identified shortcomings found in their dossier(s).

 
28.04.2014
Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation was amended by Regulation (EU) No 301/2014 of 25 March 2014 and by Regulation (EU) No 317/2014 of 27 March 2014.

 
28.04.2014
 
28.04.2014
The April issue of the ECHA Newsletter is now online and focuses on the substitution of hazardous chemicals and innovation.

 
28.04.2014
Recent surveys and checks by inspectors show that many small companies using chemicals are still unaware of REACH and CLP or may think that the EU's chemical law does not apply to their business. That is why ECHA published the leaflet "Chemical Safety and Your Business"

 
28.04.2014
For registration in 2013 and to support SMEs in the implementation of REACH, REACH-SMEs action was launched in France in 2012 and was held until the registration deadline. As part of this action a series of webinars in French (20 webinars) were proposed by the Union of Chemical Industries (UIC), the Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE) and the French REACH&CLP Helpdesk.

 
28.04.2014
This second implementation plan for the CSR/ES roadmap sets out the priority actions for 2014-2015, the activities foreseen and lead organisations to achieve the Roadmap's objectives.

 
28.04.2014
The 2014 edition of the Luxembourgish Forum on safety and health at work took place on Thursday, 27 and Friday, 28 March 2014 at Luxexpo (Luxembourg-Kirchberg).

 
28.04.2014
ECHA's scientific committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) have adopted opinions on an application for authorisation from Sasol-Huntsman GmbH & Co. This application concerned the use of dibutyl phthalate (DBP) as an absorption solvent in a closed system in the manufacture of maleic anhydride.

 
04.04.2014
ECHA has published generic recommendations for the exposure assessment and risk characterisation of nanomaterials under REACH.

 
04.04.2014
A new version of REACH-IT will go live mid-April and will bring significant changes to all users.

 
04.04.2014
ECHA has published illustrative examples to promote the use of the OECD QSAR Toolbox for the 2018 deadline.

 
04.04.2014
The 2013 REACH Review concluded that the definition of substance identity and the determination of substance sameness are some of the most challenging aspects of the REACH Regulation. In line with the review actions, the European Commission is now gathering feedback from industry on how the assessment of substance identity and substance sameness can be improved.

 
04.04.2014
The second annual update of the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2014-2016 is now available. It contains 120 substances of which 53 are newly allocated and 67 come from the first CoRAP update adopted in 2013. The Member States will evaluate those substances under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

 
04.04.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to CLH process.

 
25.03.2014
The German Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) recently published a guide on the implementation of the CLP regulation as application of the Globally harmonized System (GHS).

 
25.03.2014
The Test Method Regulation (EC) 440/2008 has been adapted to the technical progress.

 
24.03.2014
Recently, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted 16 opinions for harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) of substances.

 
24.03.2014
To celebrate the World Consumer Rights' Day 2014, ECHA has published more information about the safe use of chemicals for consumers.

 
24.03.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to the restriction process and the CLH process.

 
24.03.2014
The database of registered substances has been updated with information from 634 new dossiers.

 
24.03.2014
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling of bisphenol A (BPA).

 
24.03.2014
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted an opinion on the restriction proposal of lead in consumer articles submitted by Sweden. SEAC and the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) agreed on several draft opinions for applications for authorisation of phthalates.

 
24.03.2014
ECHA started to send informative letters to the members of joint submissions in which the lead, or any other member, has received a draft compliance check decision concerning substance identity.

 
14.03.2014
A new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant is now available to help registrants find potential inconsistencies in their dossiers. In addition, a new section has been published on ECHA's website where registrants can easily find concrete information to improve their dossiers.

 
06.03.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg will attend the 8th Forum on Safety and Health at Work, which will be held on 27 and 28 March 2014 in Luxexpo, Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
06.03.2014
ECHA has released a new update of the C&L Inventory.

 
06.03.2014
The German and Norwegian authorities have launched a call for information to identify uses, quantities and the availability as well as technical and economic feasibility of alternatives in terms of PFOA and PFOA-related substances.

 
06.03.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP regulation. The last two apply to SVHC identification and CLH process.

 
28.02.2014
ECHA published its Evaluation report 2013. It includes a description of the main outcomes of the ECHA evaluation work in 2013 and key recommendations for companies.

 
26.02.2014
As in the previous years, the Helpdesk offers this year a trainee position for an internship of at least 3 months.

 
19.02.2014
After an IT screening on intermediate registrations and after analysing the current situation, ECHA has again identified registrants who have registered their substances as intermediates but have not responded to the Agency's requests to correct the inconsistencies found in their dossiers. As a result, the ECHA has started regulatory action against the unresponsive companies.

 
14.02.2014
 
14.02.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultations in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to CLH process.

 
14.02.2014
Cefic and Eurometaux organise together with ECHA a workshop on the submission of upcoming authorisation applications for chromates.

 
12.02.2014
ECHA has recommended a new batch of substances for authorisation to the European Commission. This is meanwhile ECHA's fifth recommendation of priority substances for authorisation from the Candidate List.

 
12.02.2014
ECHA has received four applications for authorisation for uses of diarsenic trioxide, lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34) and lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104).

 
12.02.2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published on its website an update of the Guidance on the preparation of an Annex XV dossier for the identification of substances of very high concern.

 
07.02.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to CLH process.

 
04.02.2014
The German REACH&CLP Helpdesk, run by the Federal institute for Occupational Health and Safety published the documentation form its event on good practice of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) held recently on 13th January in Dortmund, Germany.

 
03.02.2014
The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) is requesting additional information from stakeholders to assist with its opinion development for the 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) restriction proposal.

 
03.02.2014
The new version of the IUCLID Report Generator imports exposure assessment information generated in the Chemical safety assessment (CSA) and reporting tool (Chesar) to the relevant IUCLID sections.

 
03.02.2014
The Member States, the European Commission and ECHA have agreed on recommendations regarding harmonising the interaction between the evaluating Member State and the registrants under substance evaluation. These recommendations are now published on ECHA’s website.

 
21.01.2014
By the end of 2013, ECHA concluded compliance checks for over 1 000 registration dossiers over 100 tonnes submitted for the first registration deadline in 2010. The result is that 69% of the evaluated dossiers were found to be non-compliant.

 
10.01.2014
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg team, a service from CRP Henri Tudor, wishes you all the best for the new year and that 2014 brings you health, happiness and a successful implementation of your REACH and CLP projects! In the new year we continue to support you in your implementation efforts, do not hesitate to check our website regularly!

 
09.01.2014
On 16 December 2013, 7 new SVHC have been added to the Candidate List for authorisation, which now contains a total of 151 substances.

 
09.01.2014
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last apply to restriction process and CLH process.

 
09.01.2014
The QSAR Toolbox version 3.2 is now available for download.

 
09.01.2014
In December 2013, the European Council approved a new Directive that amends five existing EU health and safety Directives in order to align them with the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008).

 
09.01.2014
ECHA has updated data on substances in articles.

 
09.01.2014
ECHA's scientific committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) have adopted their opinions on an application for authorisation to use a substance of very high concern (SVHC).

 
09.01.2014
Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation was amended by Regulation (EU) No 1272/2013 of 6 December 2013.

 
09.01.2014
It is possible now to search registered substances on ECHA's website by the non-confidential use descriptors.

 
09.01.2014
In December 2013, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted an opinion on the restriction proposal of lead in consumer articles submitted and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed its draft opinion on the same proposal. RAC also agreed on two reference dose-response curves for the carcinogenicity of hexavalent chromium substances and for inorganic arsenic.

 
09.01.2014
 
06.01.2014
On 5 December 2013 the 7th edition of the "Conference & Networking Lunch: Implementation of REACH&CLP regulations and future challenges" was held organized by the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg

 
16.12.2013
ECHA's website now contains a designated section giving stakeholders and the general public regularly updated information on how the Agency, the European Commission and the EU Member States plan to implement the SVHC Roadmap to 2020. This Roadmap aims to have all relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) included in the Candidate List by 2020.

 
04.12.2013
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP. The last two apply to authorisation process and CLH process.

 
03.12.2013
The Member State Committee (MSC) agreed that ECHA should request further information on six substances because the currently available information is insufficient to enable an assessment on the risks that they pose to human health and/or the environment.

 
03.12.2013
The Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) published workshop-documentation on methods for socioeconomic analysis (SEA) under REACH.

 
03.12.2013
Under certain conditions (see Article 7 REACH), importers and producers of articles have to submit notifications of substances in articles (SiA) to ECHA six months after the inclusion of these substances in the Candidate List. The 6 substances of very high concern (SVHC) that were added to the Candidate List on 20 June 2013 thus have to be notified to ECHA by 20 December 2013.

 
03.12.2013
ECHA launched dedicated webpages for workers containing practical information and examples how REACH, CLP and the Biocides regulation (BPR) can enhance their health and safety at work.

 
03.12.2013
Substance evaluation started in 2012 and Member States evaluated 36 substances. The first four cases from this batch are now concluded. In these cases the designated evaluating Member State decided not to ask any further information on these substances and hence no draft decision was prepared.

 
03.12.2013
ECHA has published an update to the “Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria” following the conclusion of a full consultation process.

 
11.11.2013
Recently, the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) adopted 6 opinions for harmonised classification and labeling (CLH) of substances 

 
08.11.2013
ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2014-2016. The draft update contains 125 substances that are proposed for review by 22 Member States under the substance evaluation process of REACH.

 
08.11.2013
 
08.11.2013
The public C&L Inventory now shows translated names for the harmonised entries in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for those entries already included at the regulation's adoption in December 2008.

 
08.11.2013
 
08.11.2013
Several public consultations are on-going and concern proposals for harmonised classification and labeling and proposals for restriction.

 
08.11.2013
 
07.11.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, entitled “REACH&CLP Coffee” held on Thursday 17 October 2013, its sixth REACH&CLP Coffee. This meeting around the thematic: REACH Authorisation: My substance is on Annex XIV – what to do next?”, was organized in collaboration with the European Chemical Agency (ECHA).  

 
28.10.2013
The Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin (BAuA) informs about methods for socioeconomic analysis (SEA) under REACH. 

 
28.10.2013
ECHA published a report providing conclusions and recommendations for improving the scientific validity and applicability of the most common methods used to assess the environmental risks of petroleum substances.  

 
28.10.2013
Public consultation taking place as part of ECHA's preparation of an Annex XV restriction dossier on Decabromodiphenylether (DecaBDE). The Agency intends to submit the restriction dossier for DecaBDE on 1 August 2014.  

 
17.10.2013
On 5 December 2013 (12:30 to 5:30 pm), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg holds its annual conference at the Chamber of Commerce at Luxembourg-Kirchberg.  

 
11.10.2013
Regulation (EU) No 944/2013 of the Commission of 2 October 2013 amending CLP regulation for the purpose of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) has been published in the Official Journal (L 261, 10/03/2013).
 
08.10.2013
ECHA published an update of its online Navigator tool available in the 23 official languages of the European Union. This navigator is an interactive tool for manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors of substances and mixtures as well as producers and suppliers of products aiming for help them clarify their role in the supply chain and identify their obligations under REACH. 

 
08.10.2013
ECHA published a report on the results of a study on the cost estimate for substitution of six substances of concern.

 
20.09.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a national service provided by the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, is pleased to invite you to its next information sessions entitled “REACH&CLP Coffee”, to be held on Thursday 17 October 2013.

 
19.09.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a national service provided by the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, is pleased to invite you to its next information sessions entitled “REACH Excel Tool Training”, to be held on Thursday 3 October 2013. 

 
12.09.2013
On 19 September 2013, ECHA offers a webinar for downstream users to learn more about navigating ECHA's website for information on chemical substances.

 
12.09.2013
The second enforcement project initiated by ECHA's Enforcement Forum focused on the REACH and CLP obligations of downstream users. Of a total of 1 181 companies inspected, 67% did not comply with one or more provisions of these legislations.  
 
12.09.2013
ECHA regularly launches public consultation in the framework of REACH and CLP regulation. The last two apply to SVHC identification and CLH process.


 
03.09.2013
 We updated the calendar “Challenges 2013” on our website section “REACH&CLP 2013”.
 
27.08.2013
Commission Regulation (EU) No 758/2013 of 7 August 2013 corrects the harmonised classification and labelling for certain hazardous substances in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation.

 
20.08.2013
The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) offers a training on its tool Einfaches Maßnahmenkonzept Gefahrstoffe (EMKG) to evaluate risk when handling chemicals at the workplace.

 
20.08.2013
The German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) organised a workshop “Substitution under REACH – authorisation procedure or substitution?”, which focused on the obligation of companies using substances subject to authorisation to substitute the substance if possible, and the related challenges. Presentations are available for download (in German).

 
20.08.2013
The Substitution Support Portal (SUBSPORT) offers training on key steps in chemical substitution:  the search for substitutes for hazardous materials and the assessment of alternative substances.

 
19.08.2013
ECHA has received the first application for authorisation under the REACH Regulation. The application, made by Rolls-Royce plc., concerns the substance Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). The use applied for is the processing of a stop-off formulation containing DEHP during the diffusion bonding and manufacture of aero engine fan blades. As foreseen by the authorisation procedure, ECHA is now inviting interested parties to submit relevant information on alternatives for this use of DEHP until 9 October.

 
12.08.2013
ECHA has published a user friendly Annex XVII table listing the Restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixture and articles.

 
12.08.2013

The video covers key steps in preparing and submitting an application for authorisation, and gives instructions on how to: sign up in REACH-IT, create a IUCLID substance dataset, generate the application form, confirm participation in a joint application, generate the IUCLID dossier and submit the application.

 
05.08.2013
ECHA published a roadmap towards enhancing the quality of the information communicated in the exposure scenarios of the chemical safety reports and the extended safety data sheets.

 
05.08.2013
Six substances are added to the Candidate List for authorisation. The Candidate List now contains 144 substances.

 
02.08.2013
Several public consultations are ongoing and available on the ECHA website. They are related to new proposals for harmonized classification and labelling, testing proposals, proposals for restrictions and the draft recommendation for inclusion in Annex XIV (authorisation).

 
02.08.2013
Since June 2013, the harmonised classification and labelling according to the criteria of the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD) are available in the classification and labelling inventory available on ECHA’s website (C&L Inventory).

 
02.08.2013
Recently, The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted 13 opinions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of substances.

 
12.07.2013
The whole system of REACH, CLP and the new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) is built towards substituting dangerous chemicals with safer ones. Jack de Bruijn, ECHA's Director for Risk Management, explains that the objectives of REACH and CLP will be achieved through better knowledge on the properties and uses of chemicals, which results in e.g. safer use and reduced exposure; and through using safer alternatives to substances of very high concern. ECHA will intensify its role in promoting substitution in all areas of the regulations.

 
10.06.2013
By the second REACH deadline of 31 May 2013, 9,084 registration dossiers have been submitted by 3,215 companies to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). The final number of successful registrations and substances submitted will be available in early September when all dossiers have been processed.

 
10.06.2013
In the framework of CLP, several public consultations have been launched by ECHA concerning harmonised classification and labelling (HCL) and a draft opinion from Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC).

 
10.06.2013
Regulation (EU) No 487/2013 of the Commission of 8 May 2013 amending CLP regulation for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) has been published in the Official Journal (L 149, 1/6/2013).

 
07.06.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg is pleased to invite you to its next conference entitled: REACH&CLP: Obligations for users of chemical products to be held on Thursday, 2013 from 13:30 to 17:00 at the premises of CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg-Kirchberg

 
07.06.2013
Citizens and organisations are invited to comment on ECHA's draft Multi-Annual Work Programme 2014-2018, which is structured around the Agency's four long-term strategic goals.

 
07.06.2013
Under certain conditions (see Article 7 REACH), importers and producers of articles have to submit notifications of substances in articles (SiA) to ECHA six months after the inclusion of these substances in the Candidate List. The 54 substances of very high concern (SVHC) that were added to the Candidate List on 19 December 2012 thus have to be notified to ECHA by 19 June 2013.

 
07.06.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg will present its activities on the stand of CRP Henri Tudor at the second edition of the “GR BUSINESS DAYS

 
29.05.2013
Lately, new substances were added to Annex XIV REACH (authorisation obligation), Commission clarified application of submission windows and ECHA offers a seminar on applications for authorisation.

 
13.05.2013

ECHA is seeking comments on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two borates and a pesticide.

 
02.04.2013
The REACH & CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg organised Tuesday 19 March 2013 a training session on its REACH Excel Tool at CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
27.03.2013
The new version of the document Questions & Answers for downstream users is available on line on ECHA’s website. Additionally, to fully support downstream users, ECHA offers a free webinar on “How and when downstream users need to report to ECHA” to be held on Monday 8 April.
 

 
27.03.2013
In February 2013, the Commission adopted the General Report "Review of REACH". The report meets a number of reporting and review obligations fall on the Commission five years after the date of entry into force of REACH. The final version is now available in the 22 EU languages.
 

 
26.03.2013
The first annual update of the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2013-2015 is now available. It contains 115 substances of which 62 are newly allocated and 53 come from the first CoRAP adopted in 2012. The Member States will evaluate those substances under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 
26.03.2013
An amendment of the REACH Fee Regulation brings reduced fees for SMEs while the fee for large companies increase.

 
18.03.2013
ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar) has been updated to ease the generation of exposure scenarios for communication in the supply chain.
 

 
18.03.2013
The Biocidal Products Regulation (Regulation (EU) 528/2012) entered into force in July 2012. The regulatory requirements for industry will apply from 1 September 2013 and ECHA is preparing to start the new regulatory processes by that date. In this framework, ECHA has already set up a couple of actions helping companies to comply with Biocide regulation. You are invented to consult ECHA’s dedicated webpage and to subscribe to ECHA newsletter.
 

 
18.03.2013
To mark the International Consumers' Day on 15 March, ECHA is launching an interactive quiz on the new pictograms for the labelling of hazardous chemicals in the EU introduced by the CLP Regulation.

 
27.02.2013
ECHA published today its Evaluation report 2012. It includes a description of the main outcomes of the ECHA evaluation work in 2012 and key recommendations for industry.

 
26.02.2013
The REACH 2013 section of our website has been updated and is now called "REACH & CLP 2013". You will now find two sub sections "Challenges 2013" and "REACH Registration 2013".

 
25.02.2013
ECHA published a leaflet with tips for registrants and downstream users on substances evaluation. It aims at companies that manufacture, import or use substances that have been included in the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for substance evaluation under REACH.

 
21.02.2013
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg, a national service provided by the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor, is pleased to invite you to its next information sessions

 
18.02.2013
Following the REACH review, further reduction of the fees for SME’s in the framework of REACH are envisaged by European Commission. But is also proposes an indexation of the fees for not-SMEs. There is pressure to adopt proposal to be in force before 31 May 2013 REACH registration deadline. Further information may pop up soon…

 
18.02.2013
ECHA is now publishing the list of substances to be registered in May 2013, for which the lead registrants unknown. ECHA calls on registrants and downstream users to bring clarity on that list.

 
18.02.2013
Lately, the Commission published the REACH Review and its draft of the Roadmap for SVHCs identification and implementation of REACH Risk Management measures from now to 2020.

 
18.02.2013
ECHA has published several tools for preparation of the 2013 registration deadline: a new tool to help registrants to improve the quality of their dossier and a plug-in IUCLID 5 (CSR plug-in).

 
18.02.2013
Annex XVII REACH that defines restrictions on manufacture, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles has been amended by Regulation (EU) 126/2013.

 
12.02.2013
You will find in section "agenda" all the events that the team of the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg has planned for 2013 and the flyer to download, which contains the list but also the services we offer as national helpdesk.

 
05.02.2013
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the union federation IndustriAll are extending their REACH information campaign for workers. In cooperation with ECHA and the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA), the campaign promotes the understanding of REACH exposure scenarios and steps for companies to ensure the safe use of hazardous substances.

 
31.01.2013
The new C&L Inventory feature is a web-based discussion forum where C&L notifiers and REACH registrants of the same substance can come together and agree on the classification and labelling of their substance. Registrant and notifiers are strongly encourage to use this new online interactive communication tool that allows them to fulfil their obligation to agree on a (self-)classification for the same substance, as foreseen in Article 41 CLP.

 
28.01.2013
We are pleased to announce the publication of our first newsletter for 2013. On this occasion we wish you all the best for a pleasant and successful year 2013!

In addition to the latest news, you can also consult our editorial “wishes and challenges for 2013”, which summarizes the key points and major milestones for 2013.
 

 
28.01.2013
Five proposals are in public consultation until 1 February 2013. They concern three pesticides and two industrial chemicals: Pyridaben (EC No. 405-700-3); Dodemorph (216-474-9) Dodemorph acetate (50-778-2) Phenol, dodecyl-, branched (10-154-3), Imidazole (206-019-2).

Also remember to regularly check the Registry of intentions (listing Member States intentions) and the scientific opinions of RAC (Risk Assessment Committee) on harmonized classifications and labeling.
 

 
28.01.2013
An example of a chemical safety assessment prepared by ECHA using Chesar 2.1 has been published on the Chesar website.

 
22.01.2013
The chemicals recommended for inclusion in Annex XIV REACH (the authorisation list) are classified as carcinogenic or toxic to reproduction and are used in applications where there is potential for worker exposure.

 
14.01.2013
In December, 54 new SVHC have been added to the Candidate List for authorisation, which now contains a total of 138 substances. The target set by the Commission to have 136 SVHCs on the Candidate List by the end of 2012 has been reached.

 
14.01.2013
The Chamber of Crafts, in collaboration with the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxemburg, has published a flyer named “Chemical products: REACH & CLP for craftsmen” available in French and German.

 
19.12.2012
REACH IT has been updated by 30 November. The new release introduces the Co-Registrants page, which gives potential and existing registrants direct access to each other's contact details.

 
19.12.2012
ECHA intends to restructure the presentation of the information in the dissemination portal (including the registered substances database and the classification and labelling inventory) to reach a broader audience and better address the needs of all its user groups.

 
19.12.2012
This survey aims to have a better understanding of expectations and conducts of very small companies and small & medium size companies (SMEs) towards awareness raising actions proposed by stakeholders as Chambers, Luxinnovation, CRP Henri Tudor….

 
10.12.2012
ECHA has now added the Risk Assessments performed by the Member States for the substances, under old chemicals legislations, to its website, in the section "Information on Chemicals".

 
10.12.2012
Companies must label and package all hazardous substances according to the CLP Regulation and update their Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for substances and mixtures to comply with the amendments of the REACH Regulation since 1 December 2012.

 
10.12.2012
To allow registrants to concentrate on preparing dossiers for the next REACH registration deadline, ECHA has placed a six-month moratorium on Guidance and IT-tool updates starting on 1 December 2012 and ending on 31 May 2013. Before the start of the moratorium, several guidance documents were updated

 
10.12.2012
To support companies in complying with their obligations under REACH, ECHA released an illustrative example of a chemical safety report in May 2012. Now, the example has been updated to align it with the IT tools available to registrants to undertake and document their chemical safety assessment (IUCLID 5.4 and Chesar 2.1).

 
10.12.2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published on its website an update of the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria related to health hazards following the conclusion of a consultation process.

 
10.12.2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has now published company names and registration numbers from REACH registration dossiers. ECHA will add further information from safety data sheets to its website over the coming months.

 
10.12.2012
A new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ 13.18) clarifies that Section 1.1 and Section 3.2.4 of Annex II of REACH do not require suppliers to indicate registration numbers for substances for which an alternative name (Art.24 CLP) has been granted in the safety data sheets (SDSs) for the mixtures concerned.

 
10.12.2012
The preliminary results of REACH-EN-FORCE-2 were presented to the participants of the 13th plenary meeting of the Forum (Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement) which took place from 27 to 30 November 2012 in Helsinki. The project looked at the obligations of formulators of mixtures and the quality of safety data sheets (SDSs).

 
27.11.2012
ECHA establishes specific windows for submitting applications for authorisation aiming in a minimum processing time for the application by ECHA and its Committees. The submission window for the first substances of Annex XIV REACH just opened (latest application date of 21 February 2013).

 
20.11.2012
Several parts of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment have been updated on the ECHA website.

 
12.11.2012
A new version of the OECD QSAR Toolbox can be downloaded from the QSAR Toolbox website.

 
09.11.2012
On 4 December 2012 (12:30 to 5:30 pm), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg holds its annual conference at the Chamber of Commerce at Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
30.10.2012
ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2013-2015. The draft plan contains 116 substances that are proposed to be reviewed by the Member States under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation.

 
30.10.2012
New functionalities are added to ECHA's Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting tool (Chesar) to better support the preparation of chemical safety reports.

 
11.10.2012
ECHA reminds companies that the classification, labelling and packaging provisions of the second ATP (Adaptation to Technical and scientific Progress) amending the CLP regulation must be applied to substances by 1 December 2012.

 
11.10.2012
ECHA is partnering the EU-OSHA (European Agency for Safety and Health at Work) "Healthy Workplaces" campaign by promoting the safe use of chemicals. The two EU agencies jointly launched the online toolkit, which includes the film "Danger: chemicals!", a poster and a leaflet alerting employers and workers to the meaning of the new hazard pictograms introduced by the CLP Regulation.

 
02.10.2012
REACH strikes a balance between the need of information to increase our understanding of the hazards of chemical substances, and the aim of avoiding unnecessary testing on animals. In this framework ECHA published a new section on animal testing on its internet website.

 
02.10.2012
The European Chemicals Agency has updated the public Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory with information on substances which notifiers have indicated as not classified. The Inventory also includes all notifications for EINECS substances.

 
01.10.2012
ECHA is introducing a new systematic targeting of compliance checks based on specified concerns. This will increase the chances for dossiers of insufficient compliance to be scrutinised and ensure higher compliance of REACH registrations.

 
01.10.2012
- Registry of submitted Harmonised Classification and Labelling intentions has recently been updated with two new submissions.
- The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted 5 scientific opinions on harmonised classification and labelling across Europe.
- New public consultation on proposed harmonized classification and labelling for the insecticide Spirotetramat.
 

 
01.10.2012
The REACH FAQ update version 4.5 has been published on 07/08/2012.

 
01.10.2012
The 3rd ATP to the CLP Regulation is laid down in Commission Regulation (EU) No 618/2012 which entered into force on 10 July 2012.

 
01.10.2012
New restrictions for mercury, phenylmercury compounds, lead and cadmium were added to Annex XVII REACH.

 
01.10.2012
54 substances are proposed to be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Interested parties can comment on these proposals until 18 October 2012.

 
01.10.2012
ECHA publishes regularly a list of active lead registrants and a list of substances identified by industry to be registered for REACH 31 May 2013.

 
01.10.2012
The new version of REACH-IT to be launched in November will have a major improvement for potential registrants that submit an inquiry before being able to register. ECHA wishes to inform companies that, in order to permit the change-over, inquiries will not be processed two weeks ahead of the release.

 
01.10.2012
ECHA has conducted a new IT-based screening of all REACH intermediate registration dossiers, which has raised serious quality and potential compliance concerns. The concerned registrants have been directly informed via REACH-IT and are requested to review and update their dossiers with correct information over the next three months. After this period, ECHA plans to screen these dossiers again and identify those that will be subject to further regulatory actions.

 
01.10.2012
An ATP amending Regulation (EC) No 440/2008 was published in the Official Government Register on 6 July 2012 under the reference: Regulation (EC) No 640/2012.

 
10.09.2012
The Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation gave new tasks for the Agency in order to implement the Rotterdam Convention at EU level and set guidelines for the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals. The recast PIC Regulation is now in force, and will apply for industry from 1 March 2014 onwards.

 
17.08.2012
Consumers can now check if a product contains substances of very high concern (SVHCs) included in the candidate list by typing a barcode ID of the product online.

 
09.08.2012
The Biocidal Products Regulation adopted by the Council and Parliament in the spring enters into force on 17 July.

 
09.08.2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published a new Guidance in a Nutshell on data sharing following the update of the Guidance on the same subject.

 
16.07.2012
The new version of REACH-IT is to be used to submit registration and other dossiers to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

 
16.07.2012
ECHA published a fact sheet on communication linked to substances covered by Article 2(7) of the REACH Regulation

 
09.07.2012
ECHA published a new practical guide that helps downstream user to handle exposure scenarios that they receive with a safety datasheet.

 
09.07.2012
ECHA started several new public consultations:

 
09.07.2012
ECHA launched a public consultation on its draft recommendation of ten new priority substances to be included in the Authorisation List.

 
02.07.2012
ECHA launches a new generation of its Chemical Safety Assessment and Reporting Tool to further harmonize and improve information on the safe use of chemicals.

 
27.06.2012
The Chamber of Crafts and the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg organized two seminars, so called Lunch Meetings on understanding REACH&CLP key points and issues. Downloads are now available.


 
27.06.2012
The CLH (classification Labelling Harmonisation) process is an active process and several discussions are on-going around this topic: new substance in registry of intention, several public consultations and RAC opinions.

 
27.06.2012
Thirteen new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been identified based on their CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic to reproduction) properties and were added to the Candidate List.

 
27.06.2012
Before REACH entered into force, companies notified ‘new substances' under Directive 67/548/EEC, the so-called Notification of New Substances (NONS). Notifications under Directive 67/548/EEC are considered as registrations under REACH. ECHA will start making information from these notifications available as of May 2012.

 
27.06.2012
The report "CMR substances from Annex VI of the CLP Regulation which are registered under REACH and/or notified under CLP", published by ECHA, is a screening of the information available at the Agency in April 2012. It also presents the first opportunity to take a look at the CMR - carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction - substances which have now been registered and/or notified.

 
18.06.2012
Presentations from ECHA’s Stakeholder Day and the various webinars are available at ECHA website for download.

 
18.06.2012
A new major update of IUCLID 5 is now available for download on the IUCLID website. This new version includes additional fields for reporting exposure, PBT (Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic chemicals) and human hazard assessment data as well as other new functionalities (folder structure, bulk user creation).

 
31.05.2012

Two rounds of public consultations are on-going, the first one on fenoxaprop-P-ethyl (herbicide) and 8:2 Fluorotelomer alcohol (8:2 FTOH) (coating agent for textiles) will end on 1 June 2012. The second one concerns four pesticides (isoxaflutole, tembotrione, metosulam, potassium sorbate) and a flame retardant (Tetrakis (2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene bisphosphate) and will end on 28 June 2012. CLH reports and the web-form to report comments are available on ECHA’s website.


 
15.05.2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an updated version of the Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria following the conclusion of the consultation process. In parallel, ECHA has released a report on a workshop concerning the validity of the concept of "rapid removal" for aquatic environmental long-term hazard classification of metals and inorganic metal compounds. Content and structure of the guidance were thoroughly revised and amended to align with the second ATP to the CLP Regulation.

 
15.05.2012
ECHA accepts group notification to the Classification and Labelling Inventory (C&L inventory) for companies who are not themselves manufacturers or importers.The European Commission has clarified that ECHA may allow third parties, such as Only Representatives (ORs) appointed under the REACH Regulation, to submit C&L notifications under Article 40 of the CLP Regulation. This is possible, provided that the importers remain responsible for the notification and the system is enforceable.

 
08.05.2012
The 2012 edition of the Forum luxembourgeois de la sécurité et de la santé au travail took place on Tuesday, 24 April 2012 at Luxexpo (Luxembourg-Kirchberg).

 
07.05.2012
The Chamber of Crafts (together with its Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)) and the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg offer two seminars on the labelling of chemicals, the safety datasheets and the registration and authorization of substances.
 

 
16.04.2012
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg offers you an update of its optimized "REACH EXCEL Tool". It consists of two parts.
 

 
11.04.2012
Member States Competent Authorities and ECHA on request by the Commission may prepare Annex XV dossiers for proposing a harmonised Classification and Labelling. Recently, nine entries have been add.

 
11.04.2012
During its 20th meeting (March 2012), the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted four opinions on proposals for the harmonised classification and labelling: Proquinazid, Amidosulfuron, Tebufenpyrad, 1,1',1''-nitrilotripropan-2-ol (TIPA).

 
11.04.2012
ECHA introduces new measures to support downstream users in fulfilling their duties under REACH. Furthermore, a webinar will be hosted by ECHA on 23 April 2012.

 
16.03.2012
The European Chemicals Agency has opened the online registration form for the Agency’s 7th Annual Stakeholders’ Day conference, taking place on 23 May 2012 in Helsinki. The

 
16.03.2012
Version 2.3 of the OECD QSAR Toolbox for grouping chemicals into categories is now available to download.

 
09.03.2012
The flyer of the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg explaining the basic principles of REACH and CLP and giving information on the Luxembourgish Helpdesk is now also available in German.

 
09.03.2012
The first Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) contains 90 substances that are suspected of posing risk to human health or the environment. The Member States will evaluate these substances under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation. The substances are evaluated in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

 
29.02.2012
REACH and CLP FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) have been updated and are available on ECHA’s website.

 
23.02.2012
The REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg invites you to its next REACH&CLP Coffee! The fourth REACH&CLP Coffee will take place on Thursday, 22 March 2012, 4-6 pm (in English) at the premises of CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.

 
14.02.2012
Over three million submission records covering more than 90,000 chemical substances are now freely accessible from the ECHA website.

 
14.02.2012
In December 2011, the European Commission informed ECHA that in their view an Only Representative (OR) of a non-EU manufacturer can also apply for authorization.

 
10.02.2012
ECHA surveyed industry at the end of 2011 to get an accurate picture of all the phase-in substances to be registered by the 2013 deadline. For that purpose, ECHA contacted all companies that had reported in their pre-registration that they intended to register the substance in 2013. This REACH registration deadline of 31 May 2013 concerns all potential registrants of phase-in substances if they manufacture or import them in the EU in quantities reaching 100 tonnes or more per year.

 
10.02.2012
In order to support companies to prepare for the registration deadline 2013, ECHA offers a series of Webinars. The two upcoming Lead registrant webinars on information requirements Part I and II, will take place on 29 February 2012 and on 7 March 2012 (free of charge, registration necessary).
As part of this campaign a Lead Registrant Workshop has been held in Helsinki from 2 to 3 February 2012. The presentations and a video recording is now available.

 
10.02.2012
Member States Competent Authorities and ECHA on request by the Commission may prepare Annex XV dossiers for identification of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), for proposing a harmonised Classification and Labelling or Restrictions. Six new entries have been recently added.

 
31.01.2012
By the date set in the CLP Regulation, the European Chemicals Agency submitted to the European Commission its study on communication of information on the safe use of chemicals to the general public.

 
30.01.2012
ECHA supports companies with a wide range of events to prepare for the registration deadline 2013 and lately updated its event information.

 
11.01.2012
The European Chemicals Agency has submitted to the European Commission a recommendation that thirteen Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) should in future not be used without authorisation.

 
11.01.2012
ECHA has added twenty substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the Candidate List which now contains seventy-three substances. Nineteen of the new SVHCs are carcinogenic and/or toxic for reproduction. Additionally, for the first time a substance (4-tert-octyl phenol) has been identified as an SVHC because of its endocrine disrupting properties.

 
04.01.2012
The workshop is targeted to (new) Lead Registrants and will take place in ECHA's conference centre. The content of the workshop will be coordinated together with the Agency's Accredited Stakeholder Organisations who will be leading parts of the program. Information and registration here.

 
22.12.2011
New law extends the system of official controls to CLP and lays down the provisions on penalties applicable for infringement of the provisions of REACH and CLP.

 
21.12.2011
Under the section Tools of the website of the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg information on certain IT tools needed or helpful to fulfil your obligations under REACH and CLP is provided. Further tools for human health exposure assessment (worker and consumer) and scaling under REACH have been added.

 
21.12.2011
ECHA has decided to delay the launching of the Classification and Labelling Inventory in order to ensure that the information provided by industry will be made publicly available in an accurate way that allows easy and functional access and navigation.The Agency will announce the new launch date by mid January.

 
19.12.2011
A minor upgrade of IUCLID has been published. Besides correcting some errors, this release brings valuable new functionalities such as:
- A new administration tool to display announcements within the IUCLID User Interface
- The enhancement of the user password management system that includes: minimum password length, maximum failed login attempts, password expiration, forced password change, security question, user account expiration.

 
19.12.2011
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted 13 opinions on proposals for harmonised classification and labelling across Europe during the period of its 18th and 19th meetings, held from 26 to 28 October 2011 and 29 November to 2 December 2011.
 
19.12.2011
The definition referred in recommendations published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 20/10/2011, is based on an approach considering the size of the constituent particles of a material, rather than hazard or risk. The wording describes a nanomaterial as "a natural, incidental or manufactured material containing particles, in an unbound state or as an aggregate or as an agglomerate and where, for 50% or more of the particles in the number size distribution, one or more external dimensions is in the size range 1 nm – 100 nm."

 
01.12.2011
On 24 November 2011 (12:30 to 5:30 pm), the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg held its annual conference at the Chamber of Commerce at Luxembourg-Kirchberg around the topic „REACH&CLP: Lessons learnt and future challenges for companies“.

 
30.11.2011
Producers and importers of articles containing any of the seven substances included in the Candidate List in June 2011 must notify ECHA by 20 December 2011 at the latest.

 
16.09.2011
ECHA has published several new guidances:
-  Chapter B8 - Scope of Exposure Assessment : new chapter in the Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment
-  Example of exposure scenarios

 
16.09.2011
CLP FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) update 2.0 has been published on the ECHA website. You can find it here.

 
01.09.2011
ECHA published the labelling and packaging guidance in 22 languages now.

Reminder: this document is a stand-alone guidance on the labelling and packaging rules for substances and mixtures as set out in the CLP Regulation. It is addressed to manufacturers, importers, downstream users and distributors of chemical substances and mixtures. For more information, you can also consult our news published in April 2011.

 
30.08.2011
The third REACH&CLP Coffee will take place on Thursday, 6 October 2011 (in French) and Thursday, 20 October 2011 (in German), at the CRP Henri Tudor in Luxembourg-Kirchberg. This REACH&CLP Coffee is organized n collaboration with the “Service de Santé au Travail de l’Industrie (STI)”.
 
On the topic “How do REACH and CLP impact worker protection in Luxembourg?” the helpdesk team and STI, we will first inform you about the key points. Afterwards there is ample opportunity to discuss your concrete questions and challenges. Discuss again with us around a cup of coffee!

 
12.08.2011
ECHA has noted that for some substances companies have submitted registrations possibly without taking part in a single SIEF. Registrants who find themselves in this situation are strongly encouraged to verify their compliance with data sharing and joint submission obligations.

 
22.07.2011
We now offer a section called “databases” that lists a number of databases where you can access information on substances and a not exhaustive summary, organized by topic, about the existing databases.

 
01.07.2011
An ECHA screening over 400 dossiers of intermediates lately revealed that, in 86% of the cases, information was found to be inconsistent or missing. Furthermore, ECHA’s latest progress report about evaluation under REACH revealed that one main shortcoming identified in the hazard assessment is the incorrect use of non-standard assessment factors which need clear justifications.

 
24.06.2011
The webinar presentations on Inquiry process (25 May 2011) and the recordings of ECHA’s sixth Stakeholders’Day (7 June 2011) are now available on ECHA’s website.

 
24.06.2011
On 15 June 2011, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted opinions on eight proposals for harmonised classification and labelling across Europe and two opinions on restriction proposals during its 16th meeting, held 7-10 June 2011 in Helsinki. For further information consult ECHA’s news alert.

 
22.06.2011
In accordance with REACH and CLP Regulations, ECHA establishes a certain number of consultations for stakeholders. We encourage you to regularly check the dedicated section on ECHA's website.


 
22.06.2011
Eurobarometer findings show that most people in the EU are unable to identify everyday household chemicals as potentially hazardous and rarely follow safety instructions. The understanding of chemical products and public awareness of how to use these safely varies considerably from one country to another.

 
22.06.2011
The Chamber of Crafts and the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg organized two seminars, so called Lunch Meetings, on the labelling of chemicals and the safety datasheets.

 
17.06.2011
ECHA developed in cooperation with the Member States risk-based selection criteria for substances to be included in the first Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) that will be adopted by ECHA on 28 February 2012, specifying for the following three years the substances to be evaluated and the evaluating Member States.

 
16.06.2011
ECHA strengthens its communication on the obligations of downstream users. You can find on its website a dedicated page listing the key points linked to downstream users.

ECHA also published recently:
-          A fact sheet on Safety Data Sheets and Exposure Scenarios.
-          The presentations and recording of the webinar on downstream user reports (31 May 2011).

 
15.06.2011
Seven new substances will added to the candidate list.

 
14.06.2011
Producers, importers and suppliers of articles need to notify ECHA of SVHCs in articles within six months after their inclusion in the Candidate List. For 38 substances included before 1 December 2010, the notifications had to be submitted before 1 June 2011. The second deadline for the remaining eight substances is tomorrow, 15 June 2011.

 
16.05.2011
The 2nd Adaptation to Technical Progress (2nd ATP) to the CLP Regulation is laid down in Commission Regulation (EU) No 286/2011 which entered into force on 19 April 2011.

 
13.05.2011
The second REACH&CLP Coffee took place on 12 May 2011 in the premises of the CRP Henri Tudor at Luxembourg-Kirchberg. The Helpdesk team presented the key points related to these obligations which first deadline is 1 June 2011. Participants also shared their views and their main concerns.

 
04.05.2011
A test version of a multilingual terminology database provides the main REACH and CLP terms in 22 EU languages, including the CLP pictograms, hazard and precautionary statements. The database is now online, free of charge.

 
20.04.2011
ECHA published a new labelling and packaging guidance. The new document is a stand-alone guidance on the labelling and packaging rules for substances and mixtures as set out in the CLP Regulation. Furthermore, the Guidance on how to comply with the provisions of the new Regulation on Classification, Packaging and Labelling of substances and mixtures has been updated.

 
20.04.2011
The presentations given at the seminar on applications for authorisation (12 April 2011) are now available at the ECHA’s website. Furthermore a dedicated section on authorisation was established.

 
05.04.2011
The 2011 edition of the Luxembourgish Forum on Safety and Health at Work (Forum luxembourgeois de la sécurité et de la santé au travail) took place on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Luxexpo. Within this framework, the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg introduced the Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, so called CLP, related to classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures.

 
09.03.2011
The new version of IUCLID is available on the IUCLID website. Registrants are encouraged to install IUCLID 5.3 in order to be ready to submit dossiers into the new REACH-IT version 2.2, which will be released in April 2011. However, registrants wishing to submit new dossiers or updates before that release date must still use IUCLID 5.2.

 
09.03.2011
ECHA’s public database with information on registered substances has been updated and contains now 691 records.

 
02.03.2011
The regulation (EU) 143/2011 selected the first substances that will become subject to authorisation after a transitional period. At the same time, new guidelines have been published to help companies preparing authorisation applications.

 
21.02.2011
The 2011 edition of the Forum luxembourgeois de la sécurité et de la santé au travail will take place on Wednesday, 30 March 2011 at Luxexpo (Luxembourg-Kirchberg) from 10:00 to 19:00. Admission is free on registration before 25 March 2011.
Within this framework, the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg will introduce the Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, so called CLP, related to classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures at 11:30 a.m. in room 4.

 
18.02.2011
ECHA recently published a new Guidance on the preparation of an application for authorization, and updated the Guidance on registration (especially implementation of REACH amendment linked to the entry into force of CLP). For the moment these two guidance documents are only available in English.

 
18.02.2011
ECHA updated the contact list of national Helpdesks on its website. Links on national emergency telephone number that have to be included in section 1.4 of Safety Data Sheets, have been added where available.


 
18.02.2011
ECHA published an update of the IT tool that enables companies to check which information from their registration dossiers will be made public on ECHA's website. No changes have been introduced to the current way of filtering single-substance registration dossiers, but the tool can now also filter registration dossiers based on a category approach.

 
18.02.2011
On 26 January 2011, the coordinators of national inspectors were trained on the REACH and CLP duties of downstream users of chemicals. The role of downstream users in providing information on substances - their hazards and the risks associated with using them - is crucial.

 
28.01.2011
The 3.1 million Classification and Labelling notifications received by ECHA cover a total of 107,067 substances and not 24,529 as published on 4 January. For further information, you should read the corrigendum de l'ECHA published on January 18.

 
28.01.2011
We would like to inform you that a webform to report potential mistakes in Table 3.1 of Annex VI of CLP (Harmonised classification and labelling) has been published on ECHA website. In order to avoid multiple reporting of potential mistakes it is recommended to first check under the following link whether this is already known to ECHA.


 
12.01.2011
We prepared a new brochure to introduce the REACH&CLP Helpdesk Luxembourg and the regulations REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) and CLP (Classification, labeling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures).

 
06.01.2011
The part "What is CLP?" of our Helpdesk website is now also available in German. This part explains the basics of the CLP regulation and gives advice on how to fulfill the obligations.
 
04.01.2011
By 3 January 2011, more than three million notifications on the classification of chemical substances in line with new EU rules have been received by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). All companies manufacturing or importing hazardous substances were required to classify them by 1 December 2010 and notify ECHA by 3 January 2011.

 
23.12.2010
ECHA has published a press release to remind manufacturers and importers about their duties to notify classification and labelling of substances to the C&L inventory.


 
23.12.2010
This database provides free public access to information on more than 600 000 records on chemical substances.
Consult ECHA’s press release to learn more about it.

 
23.12.2010
ECHA published a number of new guidance documents on its website.

 
23.12.2010
ECHA published a new manual to explain how to derive a public name for a substance when registrants wish to request the IUPAC name as confidential.
Consult ECHA press release to learn more about it.

 
21.12.2010
The REACH & CLP Helpdesk organized a conference on REACH and CLP on Thursday, 16 December 2010 in collaboration with Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg and the Europe Enterprise Network of Chamber of Commerce.

 
01.12.2010
By the REACH deadline of 30 November 2010, 24,675 registration dossiers have been submitted for 4,300 substances. The final number of registrations and substances, including a breakdown of 'phase-in' and non phase-in' will be available in the coming weeks.


 
30.11.2010
Please be informed that the CLP FAQs version 1.2 update was published recently on  ECHA website.


 
12.11.2010
The REACH & CLP Helpdesk organizes a conference on REACH and CLP on Thursday, 16 December 2010 from 1:30  to 6:00 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg-Kirchberg.
 
04.11.2010
The REACH & CLP Helpdesk organized a seminar on Safety Data Sheets (SDS) on Thursday, 28 October 2010 in collaboration with Fedil - Business Federation Luxembourg and the Europe Enterprise Network of Chamber of Commerce.
 
01.09.2010
During the Conseil du Gouvernement meeting of 30 July, a proposal for a new law on control and penalties in the context of REACH and CLP was adopted. Furthermore, a proposal for a regulation abrogating the regulation grand-ducal of 23 September 2005 on safety data sheet was also adopted.
For more information, see the minutes of the 30 July 2010 meeting.  The final law is expected for beginning of 2011.

 
27.08.2010
Companies not registering by the 2010 registration deadline but who are nevertheless obliged to notify the Classification and Labelling of substances to ECHA as of 3 January 2011 can, in certain cases, keep the IUPAC name confidential.

 
24.08.2010
Before the summer break, ECHA added eight chemical substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation.

 
16.07.2010
ECHA recently launched a public consultation on harmonising classification and labelling of two substances. These proposals are published by on ECHA website for comments, by parties concerned.

 
16.07.2010

Commission Regulation (EU) No 440/2010 of 21 May 2010 on the fees payable to the European Chemicals Agency, linked to CLP regulation, entered in force on 25 May 2010.


 
16.07.2010
Please be informed that the CLP FAQ 1.1 update was published recently on the ECHA website.

 
21.06.2010
In collaboration with ECHA, REACH & CLP Helpdesk organized a seminar on IT tools for the REACH registration, on 5 May 2010. This seminar, specially designed for member registrants, was divided in two parts: how to create a registration dossier in IUCLID 5.2 ? and how to submit a registration dossier in REACH-IT ?
 

 
04.06.2010

The Commission Regulation 453/2010 – amending annex II of REACH has been published in the Official Journal on 31May 2010.


 
04.06.2010

New guidelines and tools :
·  
practical Guide 7 : How to notify substances in the Classification and Labelling Inventory ?

 

·  new excel tools :  C&L bulk XLM creator  and Group creator tool
· ECHA Guidance Document on C&L harmonization updated

 

 


 
12.04.2010
The REACH & CLP Helpdesk, in cooperation with chamber of crafts (Chambre des Métiers), chamber of commerce (Chambre de Commerce) and FEDIL, offers an information seminar on CLP, the new European regulation CLP on the classification, labelling and packaging of dangerous substances and mixtures.

 
11.04.2010
In cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), we offer a seminar on IUCLID5.2, REACH-IT and the Technical Completeness Check Tool.

 
24.03.2010
The enforcement of REACH in Luxembourg is coordinated in a joint Committee, the Comité REACH. The members of the Committee have been appointed and the Committee met for the first time on 18 March.

 
22.03.2010
Practice Directions are published by ECHA for companies and other interested parties wishing to appeal against certain decisions of ECHA. These Practice Directions are intended to help appellants and their representatives prepare appeals in the most effective way.

 
08.03.2010
The Evaluation Report describes the progress the Agency has made in evaluating REACH registration dossiers in 2009 amd provides recommendations to registrants so that they can improve the quality of their dossiers.

 
16.02.2010
A new version of IUCLID is available on the IUCLID website.
 
11.02.2010
The European Commission published a flyer on the obligations and deadlines companies may face in 2010.
 
29.01.2010
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) of ECHA has adopted opinions on the proposals for classification and labelling across Europe of three chemical substances as carcinogen, mutagen or toxic for reproduction.

 
18.01.2010
An update of the OECD (Q)SAR Application Toolbox is now available.
 
06.01.2010
ECHA has released an IT tool to enable companies to check the completeness of their registration dossiers or notifications themselves before submitting them to the Agency.

 

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