ECHA will start to evaluate 20 % of registration dossiers in each tonnage band to improve the compliance of REACH registrations. This will mean approximately 30 % of all registered chemicals will be checked.
In 2018, the European Commission published the second REACH review. Action 3 proposed in this review aims to improve the workability and quality of extended safety data sheets.
ECHA is supporting the Commission in this work that was kicked off in a workshop in March 2019. That workshop focused on the expectations for extended safety data sheets as an information source for risk assessment and management. The participants also discussed various options which should be explored to meet the goals of REACH Review Action 3.
The Forum agreed to conduct a pilot project to check the classification of mixtures, including detergents and cleaning products. It will also explore with ECHA’s stakeholders, whether they can take actions to improve safety data sheets at a meeting on 4 July 2019.
ECHA’s Management Board has expressed its confidence in the plans to adjust the process for applications for authorisation. The Board also welcomed the joint action plan of ECHA and the European Commission to improve the compliance of REACH registrations.
The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted its opinion on the restriction proposal on granules and mulches used as infill material in synthetic turf pitches or in loose forms on playgrounds. The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed its draft opinion on the same proposal.
The REACH Exposure Expert Group (REEG) gathers Member States and ECHA experts to discuss, collaborate and coordinate activities on use and exposure issues. The independent group supports authorities to implement the Integrated Regulatory Strategy. It also shares experiences and reflects on strategies, methods and tools for obtaining information related to use description, risk management measures and estimating exposure for hazardous substances.