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  • More than 800 REACH 2018 dossiers awaiting registration number

    September 10, 2018

    More than 800 REACH 2018 dossiers awaiting registration number...

  • Authorised uses: non-confidential information from downstream user notifications now available

    July 26, 2018

    If a company's use of a substance on the Authorisation List is covered by an authorisation granted to their supplier, the company must notify ECHA on the continued use of the substance after its sunset date. ECHA has published a public register with data from the...

  • UK ‘no-deal’ Brexit chemicals plan due in autumn

    July 20, 2018

    The UK’s environment ministry (Defra) is working on a "large and detailed" draft of a statutory instrument to transfer the "responsibilities and operability" of Echa to a UK agency in the event of a no-deal Brexit scenario. The draft should be laid out in Parliament this...

  • ECHA’s substance evaluation request for polymer data

    July 12, 2018

    A Board of Appeal ruling means that Echa cannot require REACH registrants to provide information which they do not have and cannot get The Echa Board of Appeal (BoA) recently issued a Decision in a case regarding REACH evaluation, which is important for registrants facing a...

  • More than 21,000 substances registered under REACH

    June 6, 2018

    Echa has received 33,363 registration dossiers for 11,114 substances manufactured or imported in quantities of between 1 to 100 tonnes/year. These were the final figures achieved yesterday, the third and final REACH deadline. For all three registration deadlines of 2010, 2013 and 2018 combined, the agency...

  • France urges robust REACH authorisation, SVHC actions in ECHA plan

    June 1, 2018

    The French competent authority is calling on Echa to include measures to strengthen the REACH authorisation process in its strategic plan for the next five years. France’s comments – along with those of member states, NGOs and industry – were submitted to the agency’s recent consultation...

  • Registrants: get ready to comment on the 2017 substance evaluation draft decisions

    May 17, 2018

    ECHA is preparing to send out the draft decisions on information requests for 16 substances to registrants for comments. Because of the REACH 2018 registration deadline, draft decisions on 15 substances will be sent later than usual. The registrants will have 30 days to submit...

  • Aise, UKCPI urge EU Brexit negotiator to avoid regulatory divergence

    April 17, 2018

    Trade associations representing the cleaning products sector have written to the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier to call for any Brexit outcome that creates regulatory divergence between the trade bloc and the UK to be avoided. In a letter dated 30 March, international soap and detergents...

  • Proposal to end REACH ‘phase-in substances’ sparks controversy

    April 14, 2018

    A European Commission proposal for an implementing Regulation to set a 'cut-off date' for REACH phase-in substances could prompt legal challenges, according to a prominent Brussels-based lawyer. Phase-in substances are those which already exist on the European market and are listed in the European Inventory of...

  • Echa to send 2017 substance evaluation drafts in June

    April 12, 2018

    Echa will send draft decisions on information requests for 15 substances to registrants for comment in June rather than April. This is to allow them to finalise preparations for the REACH 2018 submission deadline of 31 May, the agency says. It expects to liaise with...