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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) July 17 published a 21-point plan of actions through 2018 to improve the quality and clarity of information provided to chemical users by registrants that submit dossiers under the European Union’s REACH law.


The plan’s 21 actions in pursuit of these aims include reviewing the descriptor system, or categories of possible uses, used in REACH exposure scenarios; analyzing the integration of chemical safety information into workplace safety guidance; adopting harmonized information formats; and developing clearer formats in consultation with end-users of information.


ECHA said in most cases work will be completed by the last REACH deadline for registration of chemicals, which falls on May 30, 2018, and applies to substances manufactured in, or imported into, the European Union in annual volumes between 1 and 100 metric tons.



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