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    DUCC - Substance Evaluation Tips for Downstream Users For members

    DUCC publication, December 2016

    If you are a downstream user of a substance listed in the draft Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) and you own or have access to useful information (such as use, exposure and risk assessment data, even measured data), this document lists the actions you can take.

    This information compliments ECHA's leaflet on Substance Evaluation

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    FEICA in the news - FEICA publishes Use Maps to help improve communication under REACH

    Polymers Paint Colour Journal (PPCJ), Vol. 206 - n° 4627, December 2016. 


    In this article, Divina Goméz, Regulatory Affairs Manager at FEICA, said that she "urges registrants to use the data contained in the FECA Use Maps to prepare or update their REACH dossiers."

    All information on the FEICA Use Maps can be found on the FEICA website here.

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    Joint statement on Sector use maps

    A joint statement titled "Improving the safe use of chemicals in Europe through excellence in supply chain communication" was signed on 6 October 2016 by DUCC, ECHA and CEFIC.

    Accurate and clear information on the conditions of safe use of chemicals generated and communicated along the supply chain is essential in ensuring the successful implementation of the European Union’s REACH Regulation. To that end, DUCC, ECHA and CEFIC acknowledge the crucial role that sector use maps play in achieving excellence in supply chain communication.
       
    Please see the ECHA and CEFIC communications for more info. 

    FEICA (as part of DUCC) will continue promoting the tools and raising awareness among downstream industry organisations to produce sector use maps to support registrants in generating meaningful exposure scenarios.

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    Guidance at a glance - ES series (5) - Communicating information on ‘use’ for mixtures within the supply chain: SWEDs and SUMIs - for members For members

    The fifth publication in the FEICA 'Guidance at a Glance' series on Exposure Scenarios (ES) explains how to communicate information on ‘use’ for mixtures within the supply chain, SWEDs and SUMIs


    This document, developed by FEICA's Exposure Scenarios TTF, explains the sector-specific, bottom-up approach to help you comply with your REACH obligations to provide ‘safe use information’ for classified hazardous mixtures.

    • It includes the ‘solution’ to communicate Safe Use of Mixture Information (SUMIs) downstream to the end-users – i.e. your customers. 
    In addition it also covers the solution to assist you informing on your uses and use conditions upstream:  
    • the Sector-specific Worker Exposure Description (SWEDs), which serves as upstream communication of the exposure parameters for the registrants’ assessments.

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    Guidance at a glance - ES series (4) - Communicating information on ‘use’ for mixtures within the supply chain: Use maps - for members For members

    The fourth publication in the FEICA 'Guidance at a Glance' series on Exposure Scenarios (ES) explains how to communicate information on ‘use’ for mixtures within the supply chain, the so-called Use Maps


    This document, developed by FEICA's Exposure Scenarios TTF, explains you the different ‘exposure packages’ and use reporting tools that are being finalised to assist you with the communication of the uses and conditions of use of your typical adhesive and sealant applications upstream - i.e. to your  suppliers (to ultimately have your use covered in the registrant’s dossier). 

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    FEICA Guidance Paper 2016 - Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs)

    The SCEDs concept was initiated in 2012 and the activity has since been integrated into the "Chemical Safety Report/Exposure Scenario 2018 Roadmap" - action 2.5, to assist registrants with the next REACH registration deadline.

    In this context the SCEDs facilitate the harmonisation and communication of the conditions of safe use of consumer products along the supply chain. Consequently, they document typical conditions of use expressed in a format that can be fed into the commonly applied exposure assessment tools. 

    SCEDs are intended to represent realistic assumptions for consumer exposure assessments, provided in the form of ‘factsheets’.

    This document contains the four FEICA SCED-factsheets developed so far, that cover the following adhesive and sealant products: universal glues, glues for DIY-use, spray glues, and joint sealants

    Given that SCEDs are meant to cover direct uses of consumer products/articles, an additional SCED to cover glues actively marketed for use by children is under development. Furthermore, a background document, aiming to justify our values, is also under development and will be published on the website as supporting paper.

    Guidance on the use of the SCEDs is also available on FEICA's public website.

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    Guidance at a glance - ES series (3) - The relevance of SCEDs to FEICA Members For members

    The third publication in the FEICA 'Guidance at a Glance' series on Exposure Scenarios (ES) explains the relevance of SCEDs to FEICA members and how they facilitate your REACH-requirements on ‘safe use’ communication. 


    Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs) have been called the consumer equivalent of the Specific Environmental Release Categories (SpERCs). They document the "exposure determinants” – i.e. the factors which determine the exposure to a substance – and offer more realistic data for use as "information input” in a consumer exposure assessment. 

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    DUCC publishes new document on Safe Use of Mixtures (SUMI)

    DUCC published an explanatory document on "Sector Specific approaches towards developing and communicating information for the safe use of mixtures” which includes a template on the SUMI – the Safe Use of Mixtures Information, thus providing its members and formulators with an important tool for compliance with the REACH obligations in communicating safe use conditions of mixtures, as per article 31 (7) of REACH. FEICA is also working on the approach outlined in the document and, being a partner of DUCC, gave input to the guidance.

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    Guidance at a glance - ES series (2) - Relevance of SpERCs to FEICA members For members

    This second publication in the FEICA 'Guidance at a Glance' series on Exposure Scenarios (ES) addresses the Specific Environmental Release Categories (SpERCs) with an overview of their relevance for FEICA members. 

    FEICA, among other sector associations, developed SpERCs on a voluntary basis using a recently standardised best practice format . The FEICA SpERCs describe the environmental emissions from typical uses of adhesive and sealants in industrial, professional and do-it-yourself applications, as well as from its product formulation.  Together with the recent development of the sector-Specific Worker Exposure Descriptions (SWEDs) and sector-Specific Consumer Exposure Determinants (SCEDs), the SpERCs build the basis for registrants to provide safe use scenarios of their chemicals. For FEICA members they can provide evidence and facilitation in safe use communication.

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    Guidance at a glance - ES series (1) - ECHA's CSR/ES roadmap - FEICA's contribution For members

    This first document in the 'Guidance at a Glance - Exposure Scenarios (ES) Series' is a general document to explain FEICA’s contribution to ECHA’s Chemical Safety Report/Exposure Scenario (CSR/ES) roadmap, which sets out an action plan to improve the mechanisms needed to get ready for the next REACH registration deadline in 2018.

    FEICA, as an active participant in the programme is committed to deliver its plan actions to achieve the goals of the REACH Regulation for the safe use of chemicals.

    To that aim, FEICA has been an active contributor to the development of aspects of the Roadmap, either alone or through its participation in the Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination group (DUCC). To ensure the link with the registrants, FEICA also collaborates with CEFIC to bring the views of the downstream users.