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8% of registration dossiers audited still in breach of the update rule

From 2021 to 2023, ECHA conducted two campaigns on the update obligation of REACH registration dossiers under Article 22, REACH, as part of the REACH-En-Force projects. The first campaign examined 148 registrations of substances listed on Annex XIV, REACH. Only if the use of the downstream users is indicated in the registration dossier, they are allowed to use the substance.

The second campaign evaluated the correct indication of the harmonised classification according to the CLP Regulation in 541 registration dossiers.

A total of 57 registration dossiers were found to be deficient and even after requests from the auditors these deficiencies were not corrected in a timely manner. The companies concerned are reminded by the national authorities of the member states. If necessary, the registrants’ registration will be withdrawn and they will be ordered to pay an administrative fee.

The (planned) REACH En-Force projects can be viewed on the ECHA website.

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Comments on PFAS closed

On 25.09.2023 the comment period on the Annex XV Report on the restriction of PFASs in the EU closed. 5600 comments were submitted, the majority of which are against a general restriction of PFASs.

The public comments can be viewed on ECHA’s site.

RAC and SEAC are evaluating the proposed restriction and take the relevant information received during the consultation into account. The Committees prepare their independent scientific opinions, which are expected in 2024 and will be published on the ECHA website.

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REACH Enforce 13: Online trade

With the new REACH-Enforce Project No. 13, online trade in particular will be scrutinised more closely. State and federal authorities have reminded online traders of the labelling obligations of their products, and only in extreme cases have penalties been issued for non-compliance with Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) and Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP).

In 2025, inspectors will check online articles and mixtures for compliance with the REACH and CLP Regulations, as well as for compliance with RoHS II and POPs Guideline. The evaluation and a comprehensive report are expected in 2026.

For more information on the REACH-Enforce projects, please visit ECHA’s website.

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ECHA: updated upload system

On 6 June 2023, ECHA will introduce the new system for the upload of regulatory notifications (REACH: Inquiry, Registration Dossiers, Authorisation Applications, etc.; CLP: PCN notifications, etc.; BPR: Application for Active Substance Authorisation, BP Authorisation Dossiers, etc.). This will bundle the different regulatory applications (REACH-IT, PCNP, R4BP3) in one place so that users can fulfil their obligations of the different regulations in one place.

You can join the webinar on the 6 June 2023 at 10 am (CEST) on the ECHA webpage.

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First comments on PFAS restriction published

You have the opportunity to comment on the application for restriction/authorisation for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) until 25 September 2023. At regular intervals, the newly submitted public comments will be summarised in a document and made available for download.

ECHA and the national authorities of the Member States that proposed the restriction will respond to the comments, regularly.

You can view and comment on the PFAS restriction application here.

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New Substance Infocard on ECHA Homepage

The substance information profile (“Substance Infocard”) currently used by ECHA will be converted by mid-2024. Similar to the REACH registration dossier, the regulatory obligations will now be listed in several tabs, and the substance profile (classification, labelling, notifiable/registrable, etc.) will be displayed on the start page.

A short summary and what the future substance information profile will look like can be found on the ECHA homepage.

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8 substances to be included in annex XIV REACH

In 2014 the substances, including Lead, were listed on the SVHC candidate list and will be included in annex XIV REACH. The full list can be downloaded here.

Please contact us if you hav any questions regarding your obligations according to REACH and for further information regarding the authorisation process.

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Communication of hazardous substances (SVHC) in products needs improvement

A pilot enforcement project in 15 participating countries has found that 12 % of inspected products contain substances of very high concern (SVHCs). ECHA informs, that the majority (88 %) of suppliers of these products are failing to communicate sufficient information to their customers about SVHCs in products they supply.

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