570 People form around the world took part in
Over 570 representatives of stakeholders
from 33 countries (ranging from the EU Member States to India, Korea
and the USA) participated in the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA)
second Stakeholders′ Day. Over 300 were present at the Conference
Centre in Helsinki and a further 270 joined in via webstream. The
participants discussed the urgent need for companies to work together
and share data in order to prepare joint dossiers for the registration
of each chemical substance.
At the request of industry, ECHA launched
an awareness campaign, called “the clock is ticking – form your SIEF
now”, which intends to raise awareness of the urgent need for action
if companies are to meet the first substance registration deadline of
30 November 2010. The campaign banner is available to download from
ECHA’s website and is free for all to use. Industry associations and
national helpdesks are particularly encouraged to join the campaign.
The campaign will seek to promote
examples of best practice from companies who are well advanced in the
registration process. It will also provide additional support for
companies who are the so called Lead Registrants – the company taking
the lead in developing the registration dossier on behalf of all the
other companies who manufacture or import the same substance. For
example, monthly webinars are planned for Lead Registrants to help
them through the process.
The event was webstreamed live across the
globe and is still viewable until 27 June. All the slides presented at
the event are also available online.
First Substances of very high
concern move one step closer to tighter control
The Member State Committee of the
European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) adopted an opinion sharing the ECHA
Secretariat’s view that seven substances of very high concern should
be included in the so-called Authorisation List. The opinion was
adopted by consensus. The Agency will finalise its recommendation on
these substances, taking into account the Opinion of the Member State
Committee, and submit it to the European Commission by 1 June 2009.
FIRST COORDINATED REACH ENFORCEMENT PROJECT
REACH-EN-FORCE-1, a joint REACH
enforcement project, has started across Europe. National inspectors
are checking pre-registrations, registrations and – where applicable –
the provisions for Safety Data Sheets. The Forum for Exchange of
Information on Enforcement, meeting for the fourth time this week in
Helsinki, reviewed the start of the project and agreed on the further
GETTING STARTED IN SIEFS -TOP TIPS PUBLISHED
ECHA has published a REACH Fact Sheet
providing registrants top tips on how to get started in SIEFs
(Substance Information Exchange Fora). SIEFs have a critical role
within REACH and ECHA wants to do what it can to try to ensure that
they succeed in sharing and assessing data as well as preparing the
common parts of the registration. At the same time, the Agency would
like to remind companies that SIEFS are independent – they are not
“owned” by ECHA.
ECHA LAUNCHES OPEN CALL FOR TENDER FOR RISK COMMUNICATION GUIDANCE
ECHA has responsibilities for risk communication. These include
providing of guidance to Member State and stakeholders on the
communication of risks and the safe use of chemical substances. ECHA
has now launched an invitation to tender for companies interested in
helping us to produce a risk communication guidance document.
REACH-IT – ONLINE INQUIRY SUBMISSION NOW AVAILABLE
ECHA has updated REACH-IT by adding an online inquiry submission
functionality and a functionality to change legal entity names in the
system. Documentation is also published to assist companies with the
online inquiry and the change in legal entity name. In addition,
REACH-IT can now be accessed by Member States Competent Authorities
that fulfill ECHA’s standard security requirements. In addition, ECHA
has published an Industry User Manual outlining the checks that the
Agency makes immediately after a dossier has been received.
ECHA PUBLISHES WORKSHOP REPORT ON AUTHORISATION
OPENS ECHA’S CONFERENCE CENTRE AND CALLS FOR A UN CHEMICALS PANEL
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) inaugurated its new conference
centre on Friday 3 April. In the event, the European Commission
Vice-President Margot Wallstr?m called for a new high level UN panel
to tackle the risks from chemicals.
ECHA publishes an updated List of
Pre-registered Substances. An updated
version of the List of Pre-registered Substances was published today on the
ECHA website. It contains around 143,000 substances which were
pre-registered by 65,000 companies between 1 June and 1 December 2008. ECHA
does not expect all of these substances to be registered.
ECHA publishes a webpage on
Socio-Economic Analysis. A new page
on socio-economic analysis is now available on the ECHA website. It
introduces the role of the socio-economic analysis in the restriction and
authorisation procedures and other legislative actions on chemical
substances under REACH.
ECHA welcomes all to a Second
On 27 May 2009,
the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will hold its second Stakeholders' Day
at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland. Up to 500
participants worldwide from industry, national authorities and interest groups
will attend. Participation is free of charge. The proceedings can also be
followed over the Internet via web streaming. The event will precede the
Helsinki Chemicals Forum which will take place on 28 and 29 May 2009, in
the same venue.
Conference on EU and world-wide rules for
classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals on 17 June 2009,
The conference aims to inform authorities, industry and other
stakeholders about the new provisions for classification, labelling and packaging
in the EU, placing them in the global context of GHS. It will explain the
main features of the new legislation, focusing on practical aspects. It
will provide up-to-date information on the CLP guidance documents and
First public consultation on harmonised
classification and labelling.
ECHA has today published on its
website the first public consultation on a proposal to harmonise the
classification and labelling of two chemical substances. Comments are
welcome on the proposal within the next 45 days. All comments will be taken
into account in the subsequent decision-making process.
REACH-IT was improved by means of a new
"patch" on Monday 16th February.
This new patch focuses on improving
your searches on pre-registrations and pre-SIEFs, as well as downloading
the pre-SIEF XML file. We have also replaced the upload component which has
not worked as well as we had hoped. The overall stability of the site has
ECHA will closely monitor the new application's performance to see whether
further improvements are necessary. You can be a help in that process by
reporting any problems directly to the ECHA Helpdesk.
Clarification in relation to PRE-SIEFs and SIEFs.
main REACH obligation for companies which pre-registered substances last
year is to form SIEFs (Substance Information Exchange Forums). These should
be operational as soon as possible, particularly in those cases where companies
need to submit their registrations to ECHA before 1 December 2010.
REACH-IT to be
upgraded – System closed 13 – 16 February,
Over the coming
weekend, ECHA will upgrade REACH-IT to address performance issues related
to the searching and viewing of pre-registrations & pre-SIEFs, and the
pre-SIEF XML download. REACH-IT is scheduled to be off line from 3pm Friday
13 February until 2pm Monday 16 February. Any change to this schedule will
be announced on the ECHA website under REACH-IT/Portal.
The IUCLID 5 End User Manual is now available in 22
The IUCLID 5 End User Manual has been translated into 21 EU languages.
The Manual helps users to work with the software in a company environment
and serves as a complete reference document for IUCLID functionalities and
for preparing dossiers to be submitted to ECHA.
Query plug-in adds more search functions to IUCLID 5.
A IUCLID 5 Query plug-in is now
available for downloading on the IUCLID website. It extends the ways in
which data can be searched in a user's IUCLID 5 database and provides easy
access to administrative and scientific data.
REACH-IT improved to facilitate SIEF formation.
Today, ECHA has updated REACH-IT
by improving searches and messaging modules. The improvements are expected
to increase the availability and stability of the system so that companies
can form SIEFs. ECHA is currently monitoring the impact of these changes
and continues implementing additional improvements to further enhance the
performance of REACH-IT.
REACH-IT update - Performance will be improve.
The new REACH-IT release went
online on 5 January as scheduled. Companies must now submit all their
dossiers, including “late pre-registrations”, to ECHA via REACH-IT.
Currently, the REACH-IT-system is affected by very high levels of use,
leading to slow access to the pre-SIEFs and slow dossier submission. ECHA
is working on solutions to improve system performance which will be
implemented progressively. Companies are asked to be patient.
The first service release of IUCLID 5 is now
An upgrade (5.1) is now available for the standalone and the
distributed versions of IUCLID 5. The upgrade can be downloaded free of
charge from the 'Get IUCLID 5' section of the IUCLID 5 website.
Public consultation on inclusion of substances in the
ECHA launched today a public consultation on the first draft
recommendation of substances to be included in the list of substances
subject to authorisation (Annex XIV or Authorisation List). Interested
parties can submit comments by using the relevant web forms on the ECHA
website until 14 April 2009.
Was gibt´s im Jahr 2008?
Wenn Sie die Vorregistrierungspflicht für
nicht eingehalten haben, können Sie die Übergangsregelungen nach
Artikel 23 der
(EG) Nr. 1907/2006 nicht in Anspruch nehmen. Dies bedeutet, dass
Sie den Stoff vor einer weiteren Herstellung,
Einfuhr bei der
ECHA registrieren müssen.
Des Weiteren ist auch das Inverkehrbringen möglicherweise noch
vorhandener Restmengen des Stoffes gemäß Artikel 5 der
bis zu einer Registrierung nicht mehr zulässig. Vor einer
Registrierung bei der
haben Sie gemäß Artikel 26 eine Pflicht zur Erkundigung, ob für
diesen Stoff bereits eine Registrierung vorgenommen wurde.
Die weitere Herstellung oder
Inverkehrbringung eines Stoffes ohne erforderliche (Vor-)Registrierung
stellt bei Fahrlässigkeit eine Ordnungswidrigkeit dar. Bei Vorsatz
handelt es sich um eine Straftat.
Leitfaden zum Thema " Waste and recovered
Der Service der Kommission hat am
29.10.08 auf seiner
Internetseite einen Leitfaden zum Thema „Waste
and recovered substances“
(Abfall und zurück gewonnene Stoffe) veröffentlicht. Das Dokument
wurde zuvor auf dem CA-Meeting
mit Vertretern der Mitgliedstaaten und Interessenvertretern der
Die Kandidatenliste der Stoffe,
die gemäß Artikel 58 in Anhang XIV der Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1907/2006
aufgenommen werden sollen, ist von der ECHA veröffentlich worden.
Die revidierten Anhänge IV und V
der REACH-Verordnung wurden am 09.10.2008 im Amtsblatt der
Europäischen Union als Verordnung (EG). Nr. 987/2008 veröffentlicht.
Vorläufige Liste aller
Am 07.10.2008 hat die Europäische
Agentur für chemische Stoffe (ECHA) eine vorläufige Liste aller
vorregistrierten Stoffe veröffentlicht. Die Liste umfasst etwa 37800
Stoffe, die bis zum 01.10.2008 vorregistriert wurden. Die
Vorregistrierung läuft noch bis einschließlich 01.12.2008. Die
endgültige Liste aller vorregistrierten Stoffe wird dann bis zum
Die erste Kandidatenliste für
zulassungpflichtige Stoffe wird 15 so genannte besonders Besorgnis
erregende Stoffe umfassen. Darüber hat der Ausschuss der
Mitgliedstaaten in seiner Sitzung am 07/08.10.2008 beraten und
entschieden. Die Liste wird in Kürze von der ECHA veröffentlicht.
Leitfaden zur Identifizierung und
Bezeichnung von Stoffen unter REACH. Das Dokument ist eine deutsche
Übersetzung des Leitfaden "Guidance for identification and naming of
substances under REACH" durch die Bundesstelle für Chemikalien.