Quality Concerns Plague REACH Dossiers In 2011, Says ECHA
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The European Chemicals Agency issues its latest report detailing problems it has encountered in dossiers submitted under REACH, which overall have been insufficient, it says.
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The European Chemicals Agency focuses less on substance identity and hazard endpoints in its REACH Evaluation Progress Report 2013 compared with previous installments, instead providing direction on chemical safety reports and adaptations to standard testing approaches. Recommendations are aimed at low-tonnage chemical manufacturers and importers subject to the 2018 REACH deadline, as well as registrants under previous deadlines facing possible draft decisions and the ongoing need to update their dossiers.
As the May 31 REACH deadline approaches, dossier registrants should know their roles within SIEF registrant groups and ensure that dossiers clearly identify and characterize substances, says the European Chemicals Agency. Over 3,000 substances are expected to have been registered by June.
ECHA sees some improvement in REACH dossiers, but familiar problems remain, according to its 2012 Progress Report. The agency notes that 2012 was a “crucial” year as it completed its examination of all testing proposals received for the first REACH deadline in 2010.