The registration deadline of 2013 is now coming closer. Facing the new wave of registration to reach its peak in the following months, ECHA has just recently published detailed statistics on the origin and types of REACH registration dossiers and registered substances.
On 27th August 2012, a Customer Company went to Reach24h Consulting Group for some chemical consultations inquiries.
The writer of this article has recorded the whole consultation between the logistic manager from Company A and Tracy Chen from REACH24H who is in charge of dossier preparation and chemical risk assessment for the new substance, trying to help SMEs are under similar condition to cope with the problems encountered during the process of REACH registration.
The company name and substance name mentioned in the article is classified due to confidentiality agreement.
Case Study 3
How should I update my (EU) REACH registration information in REACH-IT now that I have completed my pre-registration?
Background: Our client, a non-EU company, completed a pre-registration to ECHA. They used their non-EU company name as ‘party name’ in the REACH-IT notification system and included the information of their UK office e.g. company name, address, and VAT number. Now the client wishes to begin the full registration process, and requested our assistance with this issue.
16 March 2012
The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has developed guidance on communicating substance uses along the supply chain for the 2013 REACH registration deadline.
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Registrants are urged to proactively update REACH dossiers, taking into account recommendations of ECHA’s Evaluation Report 2011
29 February 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released last Friday an Evaluation Report 2011 on REACH dossiers submitted for the 2010 deadline. Three most common faults found in the evaluation are related to substance identity, testing proposals and hazard assessment, and Chemical Safety Report (CSR), said the agency.
ECHA is currently preparing an update of its Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment based on the output of the European Commission’s REACH Implementation Projects on Nanomaterials
24 February 2012
In order to facilitate compliance of all potential registrants well in advance, including that of nanomaterials, ECHA intends to update the guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR & CSA) later this year, in line with the outcomes of two REACH Implementation Projects on Nanomaterials (RIP-oN 2&3). The final reports of the two projects gained broad support from the different stakeholders participating in the project and were subsequently transmitted by the Commission to ECHA. ECHA will incorporate the specific advice into its guidance to enable appropriate safety assessment.
ECHA will no longer insists on the SME falsification fines if registrants voluntarily declare a mistake in their company size prior to the start of the SME verification process
23 February 2012/2/23
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is encouraging REACH registrants to ensure their company size correctly declared and will dismiss the SME administrative charge if registrants voluntarily make up for the reduced SME fees before they get caught by ECHA, the agency said on 21 February. This is actually a good news for a large number of registrants who are suspected of using falsification for ECHA’s SME preferential policy or even those whose company size varies greatly with no justified reasons from the one they declared in their registration.
ECHA’s first Lead Registrant Workshop for the 2013 deadline successfully held on 2 - 3 February 2012 in Helsinki, Finland.
15 February 2012
ECHA’s first Lead Registrant Workshop for the 2013 deadline has been successfully held on 2 – 3 February 2012 in Helsinki, Finland. This workshop was targeted to registrants who have already informed ECHA of their LR roles or the intention to become a LR. Twenty rewarding presentations were made by ECHA staff and experienced Leads from 2010 to cover key issues of being a competent Lead Registrant. REACH24H Consulting Group, which attended the Workshop as a new LR of two substances, reports from China and Europe.
Over three million submission records covering more than 90,000 chemical substances are now free accessible from the ECHA website
13 February 2012
ECHA has launched today the Public Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory with the information coming from REACH registrations and CLP notifications so far received by the Agency.