Monday, February 6, 2012

ECHA Identifies 2300 Chemical Substances for REACH Registration by 2013

A survey of potential registrants by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has resulted in a list of 2,300 chemical substances that are intended to be registered by the 2013 deadline under REACH.  Substances that are manufactured or imported into Europe at levels above 100 tonnes per year must be registered by May 31, 2013.  This is in addition to the previous deadline of November 30, 2010 for registration of chemicals at volumes greater than 1000 tonnes per year or were substances of very high concern (SVHC).

ECHA will update the list monthly and invites those potential registrants who have not informed ECHA of their intent to do so as soon as possible.

Registrants must prepare an IUCLID dossier containing data requirements as specified in the REACH regulation.  The dossier is filed electronically through ECHA's REACH-IT system and must be done prior to the deadline in order to continue to manufacture or import those substances.  New substances not on the preregistered phase-in list must submit completed dossiers prior to manufacture or import.

More information can be found in the ECHA press release.

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