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Dec. 3 EU: First wave of proposals to test substances examined

Posted Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012

This press release was brought to you by the ECHA.

A total of 571 dossiers (with altogether 1 184 individual testing proposals) have been examined. Nearly 130 cases were terminated due to the withdrawal of the proposals, testing already being initiated or for other reasons. Draft decisions were issued in 436 cases, of which 146 have already resulted in a final decision. In the other 290 cases the decision making procedure will continue in 2013. In 24 of these cases, the proposals for reproduction toxicity tests have been referred to the Commission because the Member State Committee did not reach agreement on them.

For the remaining 14 cases the examination of the testing proposals has been suspended due to the non-compliance of the substance identity information. Instead, a compliance check decision has been prepared. In these cases, the deadline of 1 December does not apply. There are also several other cases where the involved registrants have been requested to clarify the identity of the substance first before the draft decision on testing proposal can be processed further.

ECHA's Executive Director Geert Dancet said: "Examining the first wave of testing proposals within the legal timeframe is another successful step in REACH implementation.

For more information and the full press release please refer to the link above.

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