ECHA Weekly - 8 November 2017

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New REACH-IT version up and running

ECHA’s dossier submission and communication tool, REACH-IT, has successfully been updated and is again available for companies to use.

News item | REACH-IT

REACH 2018

Update to REACH 2018 statistics – 12 000 registrations submitted for the last deadline

The statistics about the registrations for the May 2018 deadline have been updated. 12 131 registrations have been submitted for 5 596 substances. The biggest number of registrations were recorded from Germany, the United Kingdom and France.

Registration statistics 2018 | Overall registrations

Lead registrant list updated

ECHA has updated the list of substances for which a lead registrant has been declared in REACH-IT. The list now includes 12 354 substances that have a joint submission and are either already registered or going to be registered by the REACH 2018 deadline.

List of lead registrants (PDF) | List of lead registrants (XLSX) | Registered substances


Updated advice for manual verification – take note and submit a complete dossier

We have updated the "Information on manual verification" document with further advice for registrants (in EN, translations coming). This update concerns areas where we have discovered recurring issues in dossiers during the manual verification step in the completeness check:

  • Substance identification: Clarifications on how to report the manufacturing process description necessary to identify UVCB substances.
  • Data waivers: Clarifications on how to fulfil the information requirements for the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity studies (EOGRTS) and the pre-natal developmental toxicity studies (PNDT).
  • Testing proposals: Advice for updating your dossier if you have received a decision from the European Commission about the amended information requirements of REACH Annexes IX and X, 8.7.3 on reproductive toxicity.

When preparing your dossier, also remember to use the IUCLID Validation Assistant both on the substance dataset and on the final dossier, to minimise the risk for failure. However, passing the checks of the Validation Assistant does not automatically mean that your dossier is complete. If issues are found in your dossier during this manual check, you will receive a letter from ECHA with instructions on how to make your dossier complete. It is important that you follow the advice in the letters and contact ECHA if you have any questions.

Information on manual verification | Webinar on completeness check process

New video tutorials: Chesar and the IUCLID Cloud

Our two new video tutorials explain how to connect and synchronise the chemical safety assessment and reporting tool (Chesar) with the IUCLID Cloud.

How to synchronise Chesar with IUCLID Cloud | How to connect Chesar with IUCLID Cloud | Watch all IUCLID Cloud tutorials

Two new Q&As on UK’s withdrawal from the EU

We have published two new questions and answers concerning REACH registration. One covers what a UK-based company should consider when appointing an only representative in an EU Member State. The second one clarifies whether a UK-based firm can set up a company on paper only in an EU Member State and transfer its registrations there.



New version of ePIC now available

An update of the IT tool used for submitting export and import notifications under the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Regulation has been published. It includes, for example, improvements related to annual reporting on the previous year’s trade.

News item | ePIC (login and manuals)


Biocides IT tools under maintenance

The biocides IT tools, R4BP3 and SPC Editor, are under maintenance from 13 to 15 November (from Monday morning until Wednesday at noon) to prepare for an update. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

R4BP 3 | SPC Editor

Supply chain communication

Activity on the use maps page

Information published in the use maps library is widely consulted. As of 6 November 2017, over 12 000 file downloads have been made since the material was published.

The number of downloads by sector (including the original publication date) is as follows:

  • AISE: 5 796 (October 2016)
  • FEICA: 3 580 (November 2016)
  • Cosmetics Europe: 1 334 (November 2016)
  • EFCC: 747 (December 2016)
  • I&P Europe: 617 (January 2017)
  • ECPA: 273 (September 2017)

You can now also read about the use map concept, its benefits and the different elements of the use map package in your own language by selecting it from the drop-down menu.

Use map pages


Missed our webinar on communicating about substances in articles?

The presentations and the webinar recording are now available. If you are a producer, importer or supplier of articles, then this webinar is for you. It explains the communication and notification obligations that you may have if your articles contain Candidate List substances. The webinar focuses particularly on complex objects made up of more than one article.

Presentations and recording

IUCLID 6 version 2.0.0
15 November 2017, 12:00 - 13:00 Helsinki Time (EET, GMT +2)

This webinar is intended for IUCLID 6 users and presents the content of the IUCLID 6 update published on 15 November 2017. It builds on feedback received from users after the IUCLID 6 releases and addresses the most frequently asked questions and reported issues.

Programme and registration

Updated REACH Guidance for nanomaterials - what you need to know
30 November 2017, 11:00-12:00 Helsinki Time (EET, GMT +2)

This webinar explains the support documentation available for registrants that cover nanoforms in their registration dossier. The main focus is on the registration and read-across of nanoforms, but the main updates for information requirements for human health and the environment will also be covered.

Programme and registration

Calls for information

Targeted consultation on harmonised classification and labelling launched

The proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide; methylolacrylamide; [NMA] (EC 213-103-2; CAS 924-42-5) was submitted by France and subject to a public consultation which ended on 4 August 2017. As Annex I was not published together with the CLH report of NMA, a commenting period of two weeks on Annex I to the CLH report has been opened. Iinterested parties are invited to submit their comments on the subject by 17 November 2017, 23:59 Helsinki time (EET). The comments will be published on ECHA's website.

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Have a look at the 32 open consultations on our home page.

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REACH 2018

203 days until the REACH 2018 deadline


R4BP3 and SPC Editor under maintenance 13-15 November


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