Progress in evaluation

Progress in evaluation

Article 54 of REACH requires ECHA to report on the progress made (over the previous year) in dossier and substance evaluation, by 28 February each year.

This reporting consists of numerical data on compliance checks, testing proposal examinations, follow-up assessments and substance evaluations carried out during the previous year.

Each year in spring, ECHA also publishes its Integrated Regulatory Strategy report which explains the impact of these outputs on chemical safety.

Overall progress from 2009 to 2021

As a result of compliance check, testing proposal examination and substance evaluation, since 2009, ECHA issued more than 3 360 decisions covering approximately 10 200 information requests on more than 2 300 substances. 

Evaluation progress, 2009-2021

Evaluation process Adopted decisions Information requests Information requests by area
Annex I
(incl. CSR, RSS, PBT)*
Annex VI 
(incl. SID, C&L)*
Physico-chemical Environment Human Health
Compliance check 1 877 7 057 431 578 277 2 694 3 077
Testing proposal examination 1 303 2 487 N/A N/A 157 746 1 584
Substance evaluation ** 185 687 261 22 43 153 208
TOTAL 3 365 10 231 692 600 477 3 593 4 869

* Annex I: General provisions for assessing substances and preparing chemical safety reports (CSR); Annex VI: Information requirements referred to in Article 10 (information to be submitted for general registration purposes); CSR: chemical safety report; RSS: robust study summary; PBT: persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; SID: substance identification; C&L: classification and labelling.
** The substance evaluation process started in 2012.

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