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ECHA Provides New Guidance for Biocide Peer Review

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released new guidelines for companies to introduce new information during the peer review process of an active biocidal substance approval. ECHA noted that this issue has arisen several times by submitting companies and a harmonised approach was necessary. For a company to now submit new information they must meet several criteria:

NIA EXCLUSIVE Consultation - EU Scientific Committee seeks Opinion on Testing Guidance and on Nano-Hydroxyapatite – DEADLINE – 5 January 2016

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) has recently opened two consultations on nanomaterials in cosmetics that are set to be closed on 8 January 2015.

Oeko-Institut opens Consultation on Two RoHS Exemptions for Cadmium Quantum Dots

The Oeko-Institut has opened a consultation on the re-evaluation of two requests to renew select exemptions for cadmium quantum dots (Cd QD) under the Restrictions of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (RoHS2). The organisation is authorized by the European Commission to evaluate exemption requests and determine if the substances meet the criteria set out on article 5(1)(a) of the directive.