03/14/2018

New practical examples for registration of chemical substances

Under the REACH Regulation, companies are responsible for providing
information on the hazards, risks and safe use of chemical substances that they manufacture
or import.

There are three factors that determine whether or not you need to register your
substance. You should look at each of these three factors for every substance
you deal with:
- Your role in the supply chain: do you need to register your substance or is
it an obligation for another actor in your supply chain?
- Scope and exemptions: does your substance need to be registered or is it
exempted from registration?
- Volume: do you reach the one tonne a year threshold?
If even one of these factors does not apply, you do not need to register that
substance under REACH.

If you have to register, there are three new practical examples that may help
registrants with their registrations available on ECHA's website. These are as
follows:
- How to decide whether a substance is a polymer or not and how to proceed with
the relevant registration
- How to gather information to register an inorganic mono-constituent substance
(including the chemical safety assessment)
- How to gather information to register a multi-constituent or a UVCB substance
- toxicological information

More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: The European Chemicals Agency