With our services we facilitate to find an efficient solution for the tasks obligatory due to the REACH regulation.
REACH regulation defines different obligations for the different members of the supply chain (manufacturers, importers, downstream users), but these obligations are partly overlapping each other. The fact that the deadlines can be different makes the whole situation even more complex.
The main parts of the REACH regulation:
After the regulation comes into force, all manufacturer or importer who imports/manufactures* chemical substances in a quantity more than 1 t, has to perform a registration at the European Chemical Agency.
* This also applies to those substances which are manufactured/imported as a component of a mixture, and in certain cases it also applies to the substances in articles.
The Agency inspects the registration documentation to evaluate the test proposals submitted by the registrant or to check whether the registration document is compliant to the regulations. Additionally, the Agency coordinates the evaluation of substances of high concern performed by the member states.
The authorization is necessary for those substances of very high concern (SHVC) which are listed in Annex XIV.
The companies, which submit request for authorization, must verify that the risks arising due to the use of such substances are under their control, and the social benefits of the use of such substances exceed the risks of the substances. The applicants must should take into consideration the possibility to substitute these substances with more safe alternatives or technologies and in certain cases they must prepare a substitution plan.
The European Union can impose restrictions or prohibitions for the manufacturing/distribution/use of certain substances or group of substances, if it can be determined, that these pose unacceptable risks for the human health or for the environment.
The list of substances under restriction can be found in Annex XVII of REACH regulation.