ECHA: "Companies need to provide more data on nanoforms"
Helsinki, 24 February 2020 – ECHA has received 95 unique submissions for 36 substances covering nanoforms according to the updated REACH requirements. The Agency expected to receive updated registrations for approximately 300 substances, based on data from the Belgian and French national inventories and the European Commission’s catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products.
With the submission rate so low and half of the incoming dossiers failing the technical completeness check, a webinar is available with practical advice for companies on how to prepare their registration dossiers for nanoforms.
The Agency is working closely with key industry associations and Member States to better understand the additional actions needed to raise awareness on the legal obligations. ECHA is also engaged in several short-term actions to help improve compliance, for example, by revising the Nanomaterials Expert Group’s mandate to allow more support for decision making and updating manuals, instructions and guidance for human health and environmental endpoints.
Where validated test methods for meeting REACH Annex VII and VIII information requirements are not yet available, ECHA has published a template to support registrants in documenting practical constraints and to help ensure they can show they have made all possible efforts to meet the information requirements.
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