ECHA urges registrants of intermediates to improve the quality of their dossiers
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has conducted a new IT-based screen ing of all REACH intermediate registration dossiers, which has raised serious quality and potential compliance concerns.
- The concerned registrants have been directly informed via REACH-IT and are requested to review and update their dossiers with correct information over the next three months.
- After this period, ECHA plans to screen these dossiers again and identify those that will be subject to further regulatory actions.
Helsinki, 14 September 2012 â€“ REACH allows intermediates manufactured and used under strictly controlled conditions to be registered with reduced information on their properties and without a chemical safety report.
- ECHA has earlier reported on the outcome of previous screenings of intermediate dossiers undertaken in 2010 and 2011.
- Those screenings raised serious concerns in terms of compliance.
- The most problematic dossiers that seemed to be inconsistent with the definition of intermediates and/or respecting strictly controlled conditions have been pursued through clarification requests and where needed compliance checks.
- Therefore, there are substances currently registered as intermediates for which potentially important information on their hazards and risks has not been gathered.
ECHA has now undertaken a more systematic IT-screening of the approximately 5 500 registrations for intermediates.
- The Agency has sent letters to 574 registrants with potentially non-compliant intermediate registrations, asking them to carefully review the reported uses and update their registration dossiers within three months.
- ECHA has also added to this letter practical advice for registrants on how to better report intermediates in IUCLID 5.4 or how to update the registration to a full Article 10 Registration.
- After the end of the three month period, ECHA will undertake a new screening of dossiers and identify those that require regulatory action.