20 February 2014

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun sending legally-binding letters to those registrants who have not responded to its requests to correct inconsistencies found in their dossier applications to register substances as intermediates.

Registrants now have one month to update their registrations before the ECHA will take further action by forwarding the case to the Member States enforcement authorities.

Article 36 letters requesting tonnage information for the uses that remain inconsistent with the intermediate definition or strictly controlled conditions as laid down in Articles 3, 17 and 18 of REACH have been sent to 46 registrants in relation to 118 dossiers who have so far failed to act to the Agency’s earlier communications in any way.

In case a company provides the tonnage information, a compliance check will be initiated.

To further support industry in improving the quality of their registrations, a new version of the Dossier Quality Assistant tool will be released later in February. It will contain improved checks on the use descriptor information in intermediate dossiers, and new and improved checks on substance identity information.