REACH on chemicals: dossiers in need of improvement

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) developed a new compliance check strategy
in 2014. The Agency focuses on checking the quality of hazard, use and exposure
information for those higher-volume substances having the biggest potential
impact on human health and the environment. A total of 283 compliance check
evaluations carried over from 2013 or opened during 2014, were concluded. Of
these, 111 were concluded with no further action and 172 cases led to a draft
decision, requesting more information from registrants.

The report gives specific recommendations for both future registrants for the
2018 deadline and existing registrants who may need to update their dossiers.
The recommendations cover the following subjects:

  • The correct identity and composition of the substance is crucial

  • Report hazard information clearly

  • Adapt according to REACH rules

  • The chemical safety report should reflect realistic uses and conditions of use

  • Use ECHA's guidance and tools.

Further Information - Source: European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)