EkotoxInfo 09/2022

We encourage you to read the current issue of EkotoxInfo chemical news. In the summary of last month you will find the following topics:

  1. Safety Data Sheets 2022 – don’t miss the deadline
  2. Chromium compounds – authorization deadline
  3. Chromium VI authorisation – information sessions for groups of applicants
  4. Biocidal product authorization – be prepared
  5. DDAC – biocidal active substance approval is coming
  6. SIEF Concawe information update
  7. THC impurity limits regulated
  8. Nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHC)
  9. New ekotox webinars dates
Safety Data Sheets 2022 – don’t miss the deadline

The European Commission amended Annex II of REACH, concerning the compilation of Safety Data Sheets (SDS): COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2020/878 of 18 June 2020, amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

31st December 2022 – after this date, all safety data sheets will need to be updated to the new requirements.


Chromium compounds – REACH Authorisation Deadlines

The chromium trioxide applications for REACH authorisation by companies is now accelerating. Joint authorisation originally applied by CETAC consortium (and others) will be ineffective after September 2024. Therefore, if the producers that are licensed by the CETAC consortium wish to continue using chromium trioxide, they should take appropriate action now.

There are 2 principal duties for companies using chromium trioxide:

  • Apply for REACH authorisation in time;
  • Comply with the conditions comunicated by suppliers through extended safety data sheets and notification to ECHA within 3 months of the first day of delivery.


Chromium VI authorisation – information sessions for groups of applicants

As a high number of authorisation applications are expected for hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) uses in the coming years, the way of information sessions for these uses will be changed. In the future, will organised for groups of several applicants. The first group session will take place on 15 February 2023, and more will be organised after that based on need. Future dates will be announced in the bulletin.


Biocidal product authorization – be prepared

The european procedures apply to biocidal products, all active substances of which have been: approved in a given product group (PT), i.e. passed the assessment in the review program, or are included in Annex I to Regulation No. 528/2012, i.e. they are low-risk active substances for human health and the environment. It takes about 2 years to prepare the relevant information, research and registration dossier. In order to keep the product on the market, it is worth starting preparations for registration in new procedures.


DDAC – biocidal active substance approval is coming

There is already a draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) approving didecyldimethylammonium chloride as an active substance for use in biocidal products of product groups 1 and 2, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council. If you sell DDAC products for PT1 PT 2 product groups, you must apply under the new European procedures before the indicated deadline.

Information on biocides – ECHA (europa.eu)

SIEF Concawe information update

Due to the EU sanctions against Russia, which entered into force on June 3, 2022, according to the information provided by the SIEF forum, in order to continue using the SIEF space, an appropriate certificate of commercial compliance must be submitted to 19 September 2022. Details of trade restrictions are included in the Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2022/878.


THC impurity limits regulated

European Commission announced maximum THC contamination limits in foodstuffs for hemp seed, partially ground hemp seed, and also for oil. The entry for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol equivalents has also been added. The regulation comes into force on January 1, 2023.

EUR-Lex – 32022R1393 – EN – EUR-Lex (europa.eu)

Nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHC)

ECHA is looking for comments on nine proposals to identify new substances of very high concern. Give comments by 17 October 2022.


New ekotox training dates

There are new webinar dates for 2022 on the Ekotox website. Ekotox Centers also organize training courses on request, dedicated to the needs of a given company. Please visit our website!


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