ECHA to offer support to Reach registrants behind schedule

27 September 2010 10:19  [Source: ICIS news]

ECHA Executive Director Geert DancetLONDON (ICIS)--The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will offer help to companies which have found themselves in difficulty submitting a full registration dossier for the new Reach chemicals legislation on time, it said on Monday.

It added that companies which found themselves in these “exceptional situations”, identified by the Directors’ Contact Group (DCG), the European Commission, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and participating European industry associations, should inform the agency well ahead of the deadline of 30 November 2010.

“…the Directors’ Contact Group has agreed that ECHA can offer help either by relying on its discretionary rights under Reach or by providing companies a transparent means to demonstrate good faith,” the ECHA said.

“Every affected company will need to submit a web-form as far ahead of the deadline as possible, providing detailed justification of its situation and an explanation of the measures that it has taken to comply with its obligations under Reach” it added.

The ECHA would review the requests on a case by case basis and provide instructions as to how to submit a registration by the deadline upon receiving this information, it added.

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