ECHA to check substance identity of REACH 2013 registrations

April 2013

From the European Chemicals Agency: ECHA will conduct an IT-based screening on the substance identity of all registrations it receives for the 2013 deadline, with the aim of helping industry to proactively improve the quality of their dossiers.

Based on the screening results, registrants might receive an informal letter from ECHA providing advice on how to address the most typical substance identification shortcomings.
ECHA will not directly follow-up on these letters. They are purely an opportunity for registrants to check and spontaneously update their dossiers. At the end of 2013, the Agency will launch more systematic actions to improve substance identity information. These actions will focus on IT-based screening of specific substance identity information in all REACH registrations. At that stage, failure to address any detected shortcomings may lead to legally binding follow-up actions from ECHA.
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