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.
Further information available at http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/substance-identity
In response to the increasing request for information and training about REACH by US companies, ReachCentrum and US-based LearningSpan have created a REACH e-learning package. The twelve course self-paced training series, available online, offers a comprehensive overview of the REACH regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of CHemical substances).