REACH legislation is developing continuously from the very beginning what is sean on both sides – authorities as well as industry. European Chemicals Agency together with their prtners is developing different tools and guidelines to help with the duties to be fulfilled.
Recently major update to ECHA’s chemicals database has been introdused.
Several new features and improvements are now publicly available. These include new information in substance Infocards, quick links to deeper datasets for each substance and more visibility on nanomaterials. The other identifiers section has also been improved and restructured to include all public identifiers, including translated names and where available allowing to search them in different EU languages.
For all of these improvements and new features, the Infocard integrated help system has been updated with extensive explanations and links to more information.
There are also new quick links to key datasets for each substance, giving users a faster way to browse through more data-rich datasets, such as the Brief Profiles, REACH registered substance factsheets, the Classification and Labelling (C&L) Inventory, biocides data and the public activities coordination tool (PACT).
The Infocards now have a new nanomaterial form section, which shows whether the substance is placed on the EEA market in nanoform and provides links to the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials (EUON). Through the EUON’s search for nanomaterials, information on over 300 nanomaterials on the EU market can be found and linked to hazard data.
The search uses data from REACH registrations, the cosmetic ingredients notification portal as well as the French and Belgian national inventories.
Finally, disseminated REACH registration data will now start to be automatically linked to the OECD’s eChemPortal.
That is certainly is not all what is hapenning.
Industry associations are developing tools to serve companies from different industry sectors with the best possible solutions.
REACH Conference 2019 will bring together representatives from 7 European industry associations with their message and explanations for different situations including best practices and tools.