ECHA calls for improved dossier compliance
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is urging companies to ensure that their registration dossiers comply with requirements under the EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation. REACH covers agrochemical intermediates and co-formulants. In a report on its evaluation activities in 2011, the ECHA reveals that compliance checks on 146 dossiers found that 134 required further information. The most common shortcomings were: lack of precise details on identification and composition of substances; insufficient scientific evidence for testing protocols and hazard assessment; and deficiencies in the Chemical Safety Report (CSR), such as missing information on hazards and uses, risks inadequately identified, and inappropriate risk management measures recommended. The report provides recommendations to registrants with regard to tests and test materials, and tips to avoid shortcomings in the CSR. It is available on the ECHA’s website at: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/17221/evaluation_report_en.pdf.