REACH Registrations | Revised completeness check to be launched in April 2020


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Helsinki, 11 December 2019 – ECHA plans to extend the completeness check to the chemical safety report. So far, the chemical safety report has remained outside the scope of the completeness check, which has focused on the other elements of the registration dossier.

With experience gained in performing manual completeness checks on certain dossier elements, ECHA is now ready to tackle the content of the chemical safety reports. With this improvement, ECHA can better fulfil its obligation to ensure that all the required elements are included in the registration.

The decision to cover the chemical safety report in the completeness check also supports ECHA’s regulatory strategy, which foresees requests under evaluation to mainly be used for obtaining hazard information. Extending the completeness check to the chemical safety report is expected to enable better prioritisation of substances for regulatory action by authorities, enhance the dissemination of use information and improve the starting point for appropriate supply chain communication.

In parallel, ECHA will also strengthen computerised completeness checks on use information. In particular, cases where the service life description of an article is expected but has been left out of the registration dossier will be detected. Improvements are also foreseen for the endpoints related to mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity and degradation. More information on these changes is available in the annex to this news release.

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