- The e-Newsletter is here
- Reaching the deadline
- National helpdesks - your first point of contact
- Smaller companies gain confidence in managing REACH dossiers
- Biocide stakeholders
- Moving forward with exposure scenarios
- Better environmental assessment
- ECHA has examined all testing proposals from the first REACH deadline
- ECHA publishes its decisions on dossier evaluation
- REACH, CLP and biocides to be covered in two Stakeholders' Day conferences in 2013
- Directors of national authorities support ECHA's strategy
- Give us your feedback on how to improve ECHA's information on chemicals
- Guidance updates
- Evaluation statistics
- ECHA and its stakeholders at the same table: Strategic objectives in the spotlight
- Guest column: "REACH resembles an iron man contest"
- Nina Cromnier leads ECHA's Management Board
- Helping consumers to request information about substances of very high concern in articles
- REACH from two NGOs' points of view
Send your feedback to:echanewsletter (at) echa.europa.eu
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Reaching the deadline
The sprint to the finish line has started: six months to go until the second REACH registration deadline on 31 May 2013. In the beginning of December, ECHA began a six month moratorium on Guidance and IT-tool updates, to provide stability for registrants and allow them to concentrate on preparing dossiers.
Remember the joint submission
- If you have not yet started your registration process, the first step is to contact the companies who pre-registered the same substance as you and join a SIEF for that substance. You can see the companies in the pre-SIEF pages of REACH-IT.
- If your substance is already registered either for the 2010 deadline or for the 2013 deadline, contact the lead registrant to verify that your substance is the same and make a SIEF agreement to obtain your REACH-IT member token.
- If you register your substance before the end of March, you will benefit from faster processing of your dossier by ECHA (21 days), whereas if you register after the end of March, the processing time will be three months.
- If you are already a SIEF member, ensure with the lead registrant that you will have sufficient time for your registration after they have submitted theirs and that all actions and preparations are well under way.
- If your substance is not yet registered, clarify that the reason is legitimate (for example the SIEF is active but the lead registrant has not yet informed ECHA) and that you are still able to submit your registration on time.
- Six-month moratorium before the second REACH registration deadline to start, News alert, 28 November 2012
- REACH 2013 campaign page
- Data Submission manuals
The REACH 2013 registration deadline concerns all substances manufactured in or imported into the EU at amounts of 100 - 1000 tonnes a year.
New version of REACH-IT available
The new release of REACH-IT introduced the Co-Registrants page, which gives potential and existing registrants direct access to each other's contact details. The new release was published on 30 November 2012. With the launch of this new version of REACH-IT, ECHA has fulfilled its commitment to stabilise the guidance, IT tools, manuals and Q&As for registrants preparing for the upcoming deadline.
- Last update of REACH-IT ahead of the 2013 deadline, News alert 21 November 2012
- How can I find my co-registrants? Newsletter 5/2012
Text compiled by Hanna-Kaisa Torkkeli
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