|REACH 2018: Registrants that Initiate Laboratory Testing by March 31, 2018, May Be Granted Extension for Complete Dossier Submission|
The European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) Directors’ Contact Group (DCG) recently posted guidance for companies that are required to register under the European Union’s (EU) Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation by May 31, 2018. This guidance focuses on specific important issues for companies managing compliance under the 2018 REACH deadline, and should be read in conjunction with DCG’s “Summary Paper on [Four] Issues.” The guidance provides eight pragmatic solutions for companies facing difficulty in submitting registration dossiers for the upcoming deadline, and seeks to assist companies in overcoming common challenges under REACH. Among the most helpful aspects of the guidance is “DCG Issue 10.3 — Completeness of Registration Dossiers — Data required in Annexes VII and VIII of REACH not yet available by the registration deadline” addressed to companies “which have ordered tests in a timely manner but have not received the results in due time to complete their registration dossier.” This DCG Solution is particularly important due to the number of substances being registered by May 31, 2018, extensive REACH data requirements, and limited laboratory capacity to meet industry’s compliance needs.
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