The last step to successfully register under REACH is to send a registration dossier, with all the required information, to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). This is done electronically through the Agency’s secure IT system REACH-IT. With the launch of this step, companies have a full toolkit available in 23 EU languages to help them register by the 31 May 2018 deadline.
This web page clarifies what registrants have to do to be in line with the joint submission obligation introduced by the Implementing Regulation on joint submission of data and data sharing.
We are currently looking at existing registrations and contacting those registrants who breach the joint submission obligation. These companies will be given sufficient time to comply with the regulation. If they do not act, their registrations may be revoked.
Keep in mind that dossiers can no longer be submitted through REACH-IT individually if a registration for the same substance and same registration type already exists.
Legal entity changes in authorisation - Q&As published
Changes related to the legal entity applying for an authorisation or related to the holder of an authorisation need to be notified to ECHA. We have published a new section of Q&As providing guidance for such changes.
The first report on exchanging information about chemicals exported under the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation is now available on ECHA’s website. It covers years 2014 and 2015 and summarises, for example, the number of export notifications submitted by chemical.
This update (version 3.0) of the Guidance on data-sharing revises and further develops of a number of key aspects necessary to reflect the clarifications brought about by the Implementing Regulation on joint submission of data and data sharing. In particular the update concerns cost sharing mechanisms, joint submission obligations, cooperation agreements and disputes. At the same time, the update aims to reflect the experience gained in the field of data and cost sharing and SIEF management since version 2.0 was published.
Save the dates: Stakeholders' Day conferences in 2017
Our next Stakeholders’ Day conference will take place from 4 to 5 April 2017 here in Helsinki and the Biocides Stakeholders’ Day from 26 to 27 September 2017. Mark these in your calendars – registration will open soon!
Public consultations have been opened on three substances as potential candidates for substitution:
acetamiprid (CAS 135410-20-7 and CAS 160430-64-8) used as an insecticide in product-type 18;
α,α',α''-trimethyl-1,3,5-triazine-1,3,5(2H,4H,6H)-triethanol (HPT) (EC 246-764-0; CAS 25254-50-6) used as a microbicidal system cleaner for metal working systems in product-type 2; as an in-can preservative in fuels in product-type 6; as a preservative for closed recirculating cooling water systems in product-type 11; and as a preservative for water-based metal working or cutting fluids in product-type 13; and
3,3’-methylene-bis[5-methyloxazolidine] (Oxazolidin/MBO) (EC 266-235-8; CAS 66204-44-2) used in the same ways as HPT with an additional use as a slimicide in the oil industry in product-type 12
The consultations are open until 3 January 2017 for oxazolidin/MBO and HPT, and until 17 January 2017 for acetamiprid.