ECHA takes action against intermediates dossiers
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has started sending out warning letters to registrants who have failed to correct inconsistencies in their dossiers for intermediates. The action follows a screening exercise carried out in 2012 under the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation, which covers agrochemical intermediates (Agrow No 651, p 8). Of the 574 registrants asked to correct dossiers in 2012, 46 have not responded. They account for 118 dossiers, representing 77 substances. The latest warning gives one month for the registration to be updated, before the ECHA sends the case to member state enforcement authorities. As a result of the original screening exercise, 2,000 dossiers have been updated, the ECHA notes.