This news update about ECHA registrants is brought to you by ECHA.
ECHA has started sending out legally binding letters to registrants who have registered their substances as intermediates, but have not responded to the Agency’s requests to correct the inconsistencies found in their dossiers. Companies receiving the letter have one month to update their registration before ECHA sends the case to the Member States enforcement authorities.
Helsinki, 14 February 2014 – Following up on its IT screening on intermediate registrations and after analysing the current situation, ECHA has still identified 118 dossiers from 46 registrants who have not reacted to the Agency’s earlier communication in any way. These registrations may be in breach of the REACH Regulation.
The Agency has now started regulatory action against the unresponsive companies. It will be sending out 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. The registrants are obliged to update their dossier within one month by submitting a full registration, by reconsidering the reported uses or by providing information on the tonnage. In case a company provides the tonnage information, a compliance check will be initiated. ECHA will use the tonnage information to establish the information requirements for the non-intermediate use.
If no update is received by the deadlines set in the letters, ECHA will invite the national enforcement authorities to take follow-up actions.