The next update of the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) will be in January 2017

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) held its first preparatory discussion on the harmonised classification and labelling of glyphosate.

The signing of the delegation agreement marks the formal kick-off for ECHA to start working on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials (EU-ON).

On November 28 2016 the European Commission has published the Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/2091 which stipulates, that hexamethylene diacrylate (hexane-1,6-diol diacrylate) (HDDA) is not identified as a substance whose skin sensitising properties cause effects to human health that give rise to an equivalent level of concern pursuant to Article 57(f) of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

ECHA has published a press release reminding registrants that the sixth and last phase to a successful REACH registration is to send a registration dossier, with all the required information, to ECHA.

A new web page on the joint submission obligation has been published on ECHA’s website.