ECHA is preparing to send out the draft decisions on information requests for 16 substances



ECHA is preparing to send out the draft decisions on information requests for 16 substances to registrants for comments. Because of the REACH 2018 registration deadline, draft decisions on 15 substances will be sent later than usual. The registrants will have 30 days to submit their comments.

ECHA will be sending out substance evaluation draft decisions to up to 200 registrants in early June, instead of April, to allow the registrants to focus on their REACH registrations with a 31 May 2018 deadline.

The draft decisions address substances that were evaluated by Member States in 2017 and on which the Member State concluded that further information is required to clarify the identified concerns. Registrants will have 30 days to consider and submit their comments.

ECHA recommends that one representative sends consolidated comments on behalf of all addressed registrants of a substance. ECHA’s new practical guide on how to act in substance evaluation provides registrants with further advice for commenting on the draft decisions.

Draft decisions will be sent for comments to all registrants of the substance, including those who have by that date submitted a registration that is not yet complete in the submission pipeline. Recipients will also include registrants of transported isolated intermediates. Registrants for on-site isolated intermediates will not receive draft decisions for commenting.


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