ECHA's Evaluation Progress Report 2012 published

March 2013

ECHA has published on 27 February 2013 its Evaluation Progress Report 2012.

The aim of such reports is to describe the progress made in evaluating registration dossiers in substance evaluation, advises on the most frequent observations and shortcomings encountered during the processes of dossier evaluation and makes recommendations to improve the quality of future registrations.

The 2012 Report shows that the registrations dossiers still raise quality issues and as consequence affect their compliance with REACH.

Hence, the most common shortcomings found by ECHA in the registrations dossiers triggered the following five topics:

  • Identifying your substance.
  • Identifying the test material.
  • Making full use of all relevant information.
  • Providing clear use and exposure information.
  • Making use of ECHA support.

to be  the ones on which the Report gives specific recommendations.

It is important to note also  that the Report “does not cover assessment of the quality of dossiers for intermediates that were the subject of a large-scale screening action in the past year. Registrants that prepare such dossiers for the next registration deadline are urged to also take note of the news alerts and web pages covering this action.”

The ECHA press release is available here.