ECHA to check substance identity of REACH 2013 registrations
ECHA will conduct an IT-based screening on the substance identity of all registrations it receives for the 2013 deadline, with the aim of helping industry to proactively improve the quality of their dossiers. Based on the screening results, registrants might receive an informal letter from ECHA providing advice on how to address the most typical substance identification shortcomings.
ECHA will not directly follow-up on these letters. They are purely an opportunity for registrants to check and spontaneously update their dossiers. At the end of 2013, the Agency will launch more systematic actions to improve substance identity information. These actions will focus on IT-based screening of specific substance identity information in all REACH registrations. At that stage, failure to address any detected shortcomings may lead to legally binding follow-up actions from ECHA.
See a demo of the new R4BP3 in June during Biocides Stakeholders' Day
An updated version of the Register for Biocidal Products, R4BP3, is currently in a testing phase and will be launched by the beginning of September, when the new Biocidal Products Regulation enters into operation. R4BP3 will be the central hub for submitting all biocides applications and will be used by industry, national authorities and ECHA . You will have an opportunity to see a demo of the new tool during the Biocides Stakeholders' Day on 25 June 2013.
The Stakeholders' Day aims to engage key biocide stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the new regulation. The event will help companies to understand their roles and the available tools and resources to assist them in meeting their obligations. The day is open to all and participation in the conference is free of charge.
Biocides IT-tools developed with the regular consultation of Stakeholders
The new IT tools for the Biocidal Products Regulation have been under preparation since 2011 and ECHA has held regular workshops and consultations with its stakeholders to develop these tools. The objective is to create practical tools for industry and for Member States' competent authorities helping them to play their role in implementing the new regulation. The industry stakeholders and competent authorities have been involved since the very beginning of the project and ECHA is also committed to keeping this cooperation on-going also in the future. The Agency invites all interested stakeholders to get involved.
The April issue of ECHA Newsletter offers last minute tips for member registrants on how to submit a member dossier, explains union authorisation for biocides and gives an example from industry on communicating REACH information downstream. Read also the recap of our March Stakeholders' Day.
This seminar aims to raise the overall understanding of the authorisation application procedure via presentations, discussions and feedback from the industry. Due to space constraints, participants will be selected through an application process which is open until 17 May. Priority will be given to potential future applicants that did not have a chance to participate in past similar seminars.