Monday, October 18, 2010
ECHA to Automatically Make REACH Registration Documents Public Without First Checking on CBI
The rationale for making the change now - besides reducing the burden on ECHA - is that ECHA has made available an IT tool and a series of manuals to help registrants enter the information correctly and to check to ensure their CBI is properly protected. This dissemination tool is akin to the Technical Completeness Check (TCC) tool that allows REACH registrants to check their dossiers before sending them electronically to ECHA. The philosophy is that it is better to work out the bugs before sending than to back up technical evaluations after submission. The TCC tool has been invaluable to registrants. And they should be quick to use the dissemination tool as well to ensure that only non-confidential information is released publicly.
More information can be found on the ECHA web site. The site includes several links to details and the IUCLID site where current registrants can download the tool.