As of October 15, 2010, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced a project to inspect mixture formulators, the companies that purchase chemicals and prepare formulations such as paints, dyes, and industrial compounds. The enforcement project, designed to test REACH compliance, is slated to begin in 2011.
ECHA specifies that the “inspectors will control the supply-chain related obligations for substances in the mixtures prepared by formulators as well as the CLP notification requirements. They will also check if the substances placed on the market in mixtures are registered or pre-registered. In addition, the inspectors will raise awareness of the future obligations for Downstream Users with relation to the extended safety data sheet.”
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