17th June 2021
SI 2021/741
25th June 2021

EU 2021/979

EU 2021/ 979. Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/979 amending Annexes VII to XI to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).  Comes into force 4th February 2022.  Makes textural amendments to annexes:

  • VII – performance of in vitro studies for eye irritation.
  • VIII – performance of in vivo studies for skin or eye irritation and of the 28-day repeated dose toxicity study.
  • IX – clarification of information on the physicochemical properties in order to add new specific rules for adaptation for dissociation constant and viscosity.
  • IX and X – the waiving options on the basis of classification should be aligned with the terminology of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008.
  • XI – modified in order to update them and to avoid ambiguity of certain provisions and clarified how a ‘weight of evidence’ adaptation can be applied to specific information requirements and how it should be documented.