The Regulation 2006/1907/EC concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) was finally adopted by EU Member States in December 2006. It has entered into force on 1 June, 2007.The legislation should ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment as well as free movement of substances. Manufacturers and importers of substances in quantities of 1 tonne or more shall submit a registration to the European Chemical Agency.
Manufacturers and importers are encouraged to collaborate to the preparation of registration dossiers, by sharing information on hazard and exposure for the chemical substances. The formation of voluntary consortia will facilitate the information sharing.
EFCTC members are committed to ensure joint work for the preparation of registration for chemicals of interest for its members. EFCTC members will pre-register all the chemicals in this list.
Discussions have started to organize voluntary consortia. EFCTC members have already worked in consortia for voluntary programs (PAFT, ICCA HPV, JACC reports) and they believe the most efficient way to comply with REACH requirements is to form consortia.
As pre-registration is effective between 1 June and 1 December 2008 and most registration of EFCTC substances should be done before 1 December 2010, the voluntary programs (PAFT, ICCA HPV, JACC reports) previously undertaken for a number of EFCTC substances, provide a solid basis for the formation of early consortia, desirable to ensure relevant exchange of information on hazards, uses and exposure of substances.
For more information on EFCTC activities on REACH or if you are interested in joining any of the voluntary registration consortia, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Cefic joins the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in urging companies to form Substance Information Exchange Fora (SIEFs) for the Registration process under REACH. Please note that Participation in a SIEF is mandatory for pre-registrants intending to register.
ECHA information about SIEFs is available at http://echa.europa.eu/sief_en.asp. In order to help companies, Cefic is providing on its website documents and tools to support the SIEF activities.
Last but not least: Industry has developed a SIEF communication tool: SIEFreach (http://www.reachlink-eu.com), which facilitates the coordination and discussions in SIEF as well as the discussions SIEFs - consortia.
Cefic urges its companies and federation members to send these references and links to their network.
For more information please contact:
Senior Counsellor Communications
+ 32 2 676 74 97
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|Note: CFCs are used for feedstock and regulated essential uses.|