EU - Endocrine disruptors: EFSA and ECHA outline guidance plans
The European Chemicals agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) have published an outline of the guidance they are developing on how to identify substances with endocrine-disrupting properties in pesticides and biocides.
The outline includes a projected table of contents, as well as a plan of the drafting process, including timelines, responsibilities, consultations with relevant parties and an explanation of how the document will be endorsed.
The guidance should enable applicants and regulatory authorities to identify endocrine disruptors among chemical substances proposed as pesticides and biocides using hazard-based scientific criteria currently being finalised by EU Member States and the European Commission.
A public consultation on the draft guidance is scheduled for the summer of 2017.