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ECHA increases visibility of authority activities


The scope of the Public Activities Coordination Tool (PACT) has been extended to also cover substances under dossier and substance evaluation, as well as substances in the registry of intentions for harmonised classification and labelling, substance of very high concern identification or restriction.

Helsinki, 15 October 2018 - The PACT offers companies an overview of information on substances that are on an authority's radar for potential regulatory risk management. Users can find a summary of each activity per substance, and be directed to process-specific lists, which give an information on all the substances subject to a particular process. The advance notice enables companies to consider their business strategy and gives all stakeholders more time to prepare their contributions to the public consultations that are ran during the formal risk management processes.

The first version of the PACT listed only substances under regulatory management option analysis (RMOA) and substances under informal hazard assessment for persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) and/or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties or endocrine-disrupting properties.

The new PACT now also includes:

  • Dossier evaluation (compliance check and testing proposals)
  • Substance evaluation
  • Registry of CLH intentions until outcome
  • Registry of restriction intentions
  • Registry of SVHC intentions.

Three new standalone lists for RMOA, PBT/vPvB assessment and endocrine disruption assessment activities have also been released.

In addition, the dossier evaluation web page hosting the non-confidential versions of adopted decisions has been revamped and now provides information on the type, scope and status of the assessment undertaken for a given dossier.

The PACT supports ECHA’s Integrated Regulatory Strategy, which brings together the REACH and CLP processes to achieve the aims of these regulations, and contributes to meeting the 2020 goals of the World Summit on Sustainable Development.