This news update regarding substance evaluation draft decisions is brought to you by ECHA.



Registrants should get ready to comment on substance evaluation draft decisions.


In 2014, Member States have been evaluating 51 registered substances under the substance evaluation process. If further information is needed to assess the safety of the substance, they have prepared a draft decision. The deadline for submitting a draft decision to ECHA was 26 March 2015. ECHA has now received draft decisions on 40 substances, and registrants should get ready to give their consolidated comments on the draft decisions addressed to them.


ECHA plans to send out the draft decisions to the relevant registrants on 4–8 May 2015. Registrants of these substances will have 30 days to consider and submit their comments. A notification letter will specify the deadline for commenting. The registrants are encouraged to coordinate and speak with one voice; it is recommended that one representative, the Registrants Contact Point, should send consolidated comments on the draft decisions on behalf of all registrants.


The registrants receiving a draft decision on substance evaluation will be those with active registrations for a substance on the date when the draft for the decision is first sent. However, two categories of registrants will be excluded: registrants who exclusively use the substance as an on-site isolated intermediate and under strictly controlled conditions, and those who have ceased manufacture or import of the substance in accordance with Article 50(3) of REACH before the decision is adopted by ECHA.



For more information regarding substance evaluation draft decisions please visit the ECHA link above. Please contact Nexreg for Regulatory Services.