On the last day of the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides (Vienna, December 10-12) organized by the European Biocides Information Network, ReachCentrum will host a Workshop on Biocides and Electronic Submission Tools. With the introduction of mandatory electronic data submission under the Biocidal Product Regulation, many companies are facing the IUCLID data management software and R4BP biocides IT system for the first time. For those new to the information systems, or those that are lost, our Training Manager Rita Sookrit will conduct a workshop describing:
- the basic structure of both systems;
- options for preparing and organising data;
- how to generate a Summary of Product Characteristics;
- what to do if you get stuck, top tips for smooth data entry and what guidance is available;
- special considerations, such a reporting nano data, linking to C&L relevant information; and
- how to confirm successful submissions.
The workshop will be followed by a second one on R4BP 3.2 and the SPC editor conducted by Jan Weber, from the European Chemicals Agency.
For more information about ReachCentrum training and workshop programme visit our dedicated section. For details about the 17th Annual Conference on Biocides in Vienna please visit the related website.
Manufacturers and downstream users and/or importers of chemical substances have a legal obligation to classify and notify substances placed on the Turkish market.
Classification notification period: June 1st 2014 – June 1st 2015.
Notification can only be conducted by a legal Turkish entity.
ReachCentrum is partnering again with Reach Global Services (RGS), a leading regulatory compliance service provider in Turkey to provide substances notification services. In 2011 ReachCentrum and RGS successfully assisted hundreds of international companies to notify thousands of substances to comply with the Turkish by-law on chemicals inventory and control.
Join us on June 12 2014 for a webinar to gain awareness and know the process for classification and notification of chemical substances.
You will learn about the:
- Change from existing Turkish CPL to NEW Turkish CLP (SEA)
- Legal requirements to achieve notification for regulatory compliance
- Process implemented to fulfil notification
For further information and registration, visit the dedicated page.
Contact Francesca Furlan at email@example.com or call +32 2 676 7425 to facilitate your notification obligation. Visit the ReachCentrum website for further information about the solution process.
ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency based in Helsinki, is looking for practical examples from small and medium-sized enterprises that have succeeded in turning REACH legal obligations into business opportunities – through substitution, product/process changes or innovative business strategies.
If you know of such examples, ECHA is inviting companies to share them. According to ECHA, “positive examples give recognition for the work carried out by industry to achieve high standards of chemical safety and support firms that are new to the legislation to comply with it. Practical examples from industry are the most wanted stories by ECHA news readers and are of interest to prepare a feature on REACH by EuroNews TV.”
If you are interested, please send your suggestions by 31 March to SMEstories@echa.europa.eu
In the framework of the SMEs focus and support, ECHA has also focused its February Newsletter to small and medium-sized enterprises and their experiences. ReachCentrum has contributed with a guest column REACH 2018 – time is not on your side with some tips for SMEs about the strategy to follow between now and the last REACH registration deadline.
Useful link: Euronews Business Planet magazine
The European Union’s new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) will apply from this Sunday 1 September 2013. The Regulation, entered into force on 17 July 2012, aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection to humans and the environment. It replaces the current Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD).
But what does the regulation say? According to it, all biocidal products to be placed on the market require an authorisation, with a previous approval of the active substances contained in that product. Common examples of such biocidal products can be disinfectants, wood preservatives, insect repellents and pest control products.
ReachCentrum has set up a service focusing in particular to support those companies looking for an authorisation of biocidal products/approval of active substances, together with its strategic partner ARCHE for the whole process whether it is for an application of authorisation on EU level or for one on national level. Also the support for the transition period (i.e. for the applications for active substance under BPD that will still be under evaluation on 1 September 2013) is part of our full flash service. Our main area of actions includes:
- Strategic advice on the regulatory process including approval of active substances and authorisation of biocidal products
- Cost reduction possibilities for joint submission management and product families
- Tailored training (e.g. How to comply with BPR, dossier preparation and submission, and risk assessment)
- Preparation and submission of active substances and biocidal products dossiers together with our strategic partner ARCHE
NEW! Software Training for the Biocidal Products Regulation
The process for submitting your biocides applications involves three IT-tools:
- IUCLID 5 contains the new functions to manage biocide-specific information and create BPR dossiers.
- R4BP 3 is a central hub used for all communications between the applicants and the authorities. It will be used for submitting applications, exchanging data and information between the applicant, ECHA, Member State competent authorities and the European Commission.
- REACH-IT to create user accounts for R4BP 3.
ReachCentrum and ARCHE offer tailored training on the use of these tools and the workflow to help applicants organise themselves to submit the appropriate dossier and monitor the communication.
For further information please visit the ReachCentrum website or contact Leo Appelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
On 30 April ECHA opened a public consultation for comments on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two borates and the pesticide fenpyroximate. The consulation will end on 14 June 2013.
The CLH proposals for the two borates disodium octaborate, anhydrate and disodium octaborate, tetrahydrate, have been submitted by the Netherlands. Neither substance has an existing harmonised classification and for both substances the dossier submitter is proposing classification for reproductive toxicity based on the adverse developmental and fertility effects observed in several species.
The CLH proposal for the pesticide fenpyroximate was submitted by the German competent authority. This substance also does not have a harmonised classification, and the proposal includes both health and environmental hazards.
The consultation is available on the ECHA website at http://www.echa.europa.eu/harmonised-classification-and-labelling-consultation
ReachCentrum is pleased to announce the creation of a Biocides service to support those companies who need to comply with the new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR – Regulation (EU) 528/2012).
The new Biocides Products Regulation (BPR) concerning the placing on the market and the use of biocidal products will apply from 1 September 2013. This regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection to humans and the environment. It replaces the current Biocidal Products Directive 98/8/EC (BPD). According to the Regulation, all biocidal products to be placed on the market require an authorisation, with a previous approval of the active substances contained in that biocidal product.
ReachCentrum’s Biocides service is focusing in particular to support those companies looking for an Authorisation of biocidal products/approval of active substances.
The ReachCentrum’s Biocides support service offers:
- Strategic advice on the regulatory process
- Strategic advice to have active substances approved
- Strategic advice on authorisation of the biocidal products
- Tailored training
- Preparation and submission of active substances dossiers and authorisation dossiers for biocidal products together with our strategic partner ARCHE, Belgium
For further information, visit the Biocides support service page.
Contact: Isaline van der Straten W. at email@example.com and +32 2 67 67 406.
From the European Chemicals Agency
ECHA will conduct an IT-based screening on the substance identity of all registrations it receives for the 2013 deadline, with the aim of helping industry to proactively improve the quality of their dossiers.
Based on the screening results, registrants might receive an informal letter from ECHA providing advice on how to address the most typical substance identification shortcomings.
ECHA will not directly follow-up on these letters. They are purely an opportunity for registrants to check and spontaneously update their dossiers. At the end of 2013, the Agency will launch more systematic actions to improve substance identity information. These actions will focus on IT-based screening of specific substance identity information in all REACH registrations. At that stage, failure to address any detected shortcomings may lead to legally binding follow-up actions from ECHA.
Further information available at http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/substance-identity