REACH dossiers fall short on necessary data

Dossiers submitted under the EU’s REACH chemical regime often lack required data, the latest evaluation report shows. Meanwhile, the REACH restriction and authorisation processes continue to roll on.

A fifth of registration dossiers checked in 2010 by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) had missing data, the regulator says.

ECHA is required to evaluate 5% of dossiers submitted under the EU’s REACH chemical regime for compliance, and publish an annual evaluation report on the results. Some 273 dossiers were examined in 2010, and ECHA has published results for the first 70.1

But problems with just a fifth of those is better than last year. ECHA found problems in half of the dossiers checked in 2009 (ENDS Report 422, p 41).

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