Consultations on applications for authorisation


Echa has invited comments on 11 applications for authorisation and one review report. They cover 16 uses of:

  • chromium trioxide in different chrome plating processes and for passivation of eloctrolytic tinplates;
  • sodium dichromate for passivation of electrolytic tinplates; and
  • bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether as a solvent in the manufacture of an active pharmaceutical drug.

The deadline for comments is 12 October.

New substance evaluation conclusion published

Echa has published a substance evaluation conclusion document for n-1-naphthylaniline (NPNA). The substance was added to the community rolling action plan (Corap) list in 2012 following concerns about PBT/vPvB properties and wide dispersive use. During the evaluation, evaluating member state Germany identified additional concerns about carcinogenicity, repeated dose toxicity, reproductive toxicity and dermal exposure of consumers.

Germany concluded that the substance meets the criteria for classification as acute toxic 4 and skin sensitiser 1. It submitted a proposal for harmonised classification of NPNA in April.

CLH intentions

Member states have informed Echa of their intentions to submit CLH proposals for eight chemicals.

Finland will seek harmonised classification as reprotoxic 1B for propylidynetrimethanol. And it will propose harmonised classification for 5-methylhexan-2-one as:

  • flammable liquid 3;
  • acute toxic 4; and
  • reprotoxic 1B.

It intends to submit both proposals on 31 May 2023.

Sweden is due to submit by 22 December proposals to classify calcium bromide, potassium bromide and sodium bromide as:

  • reprotoxic 1B;
  • lactation;
  • STOT SE 3; and
  • STOT SE 1.

It will also seek harmonised classification as skin sensitiser 1A and reprotoxic 1B for the substance reactive brown 51. This proposal is due by 23 September.

Finally, Austria will seek harmonised classification for two biocidal active substances. This is for arnica montana, ext. as:

  • acute toxic 4; and;
  • aquatic chronic 2.

And for reaction mass of bis(N-decyl-N,N-dimethyldecan-1-aminium) carbonate and N-decyl-N,N-dimethyldecan-1-aminium hydrogen carbonate as:

  • acute toxic 3;
  • skin corrosion 1B;
  • eye damage 1;
  • aquatic acute 1 (M-factor=10); and
  • aquatic chronic 3.

CLH proposals

Denmark has submitted CLH proposals for two substances. For 2,3-epoxypropyl o-tolyl ether it is seeking harmonised classification for:

  • skin irritation 2;
  • skin sensitisation 1A;
  • mutagenic 2; and
  • aquatic chronic 2.

And for 3-iodo-2-propynyl butylcarbamate it is seeking harmonised classification for:

  • acute toxic 4 and 2;
  • eye damage 1;
  • skin sensitisation 1;
  • STOT RE 1;
  • aquatic acute (M-factor=10); and
  • aquatic chronic 1 (M-factor=10).

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Chemical Watch, 19-08-22