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REACH

Evaluation

Compliance checks

How do I know whether ECHA has started to assess my substance or my dossier?

ECHA does not inform you of the start of a compliance check on your dossier. However, you can find out whether ECHA has started to evaluate dossiers for a particular substance by regularly monitoring ECHA’s ‘Dossier evaluation status’ page (see Q&A ID 0650), and subsequently follow the progress through the evaluation process. You will also be able to see when ECHA has started the evaluation of your testing proposal.

See here the dossier evaluation status page or Infocard page.

By using the filtering options, you can find out whether ECHA has started its assessment of a given dossier:

  • these are marked as ‘Under assessment’ in the ‘Status’ column,
  • the start date is displayed in the ‘Latest update’ column.

Once the dossier moves forward to another stage of the evaluation process, the date in the ‘Latest update’ column changes with each change in the data, or if additional data was included in the table. You can therefore also follow the progress from the draft decision stage to the adopted decision up to when the evaluation is eventually closed. You should check the dossier evaluation status page regularly if you want to be up to date with the evaluation process.

ECHA takes into account any dossier update submitted before a draft decision is issued. Therefore you can still consider updating your dossier, especially with regard to tonnage and uses, before that time.

Note that if a ‘Dossier evaluation status’ entry is published under the ‘REACH’ activity on the Infocard page, this means that a dossier evaluation process has been initiated. By clicking on this entry, you can see the stage of the evaluation process for your substance.

To learn more about other regulatory activities under REACH and CLP, you can also consult the Public activities coordination tool (PACT).

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