This notice is brought to you by the ECHA.

With only a few weeks to go until the second REACH deadline, all registrants should be making the final arrangements for the submission of their dossier. At this stage, lead and member registrants should have already decided how to meet the relevant information requirements and the compensation for sharing data and related costs, allowing the lead to provide the members with the corresponding REACH-IT joint submission token.

The lead registrants of the SIEF are encouraged to submit their lead dossier as soon as possible to allow member registrants time to submit their own dossiers – members can only submit their own dossiers when the lead registrant has provided the members with the REACH-IT joint submission token and the lead dossier has passed the ‘business rules’ step in REACH-IT.

Registrants who still have difficulties in meeting certain registration requirements can contact the ECHA Helpdesk, and ECHA will provide a response as soon as possible. Registrants that have an exceptional situation regarding their ability to register (e.g. scientific tests are still being conducted), and who potentially qualify for one of the Directors’ Contact Group (DCG) exceptions, should urgently submit a request through the ECHA Helpdesk contact form and provide a justification of their situation. They will get their response within five working days.

If there are data sharing disputes, ECHA has provisions in place to assist registrants. However, registrants are reminded that a dispute should be submitted only as a last resort. Further information and webforms to submit a dispute are available on ECHA’s website.

For more information, advise and the full notice please refer to the ECHA link above.