In an article published on March 31, 2015 by the news provider ENDS Europe, journalist Rachel Salvidge reports that the German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) identified data gaps in chemical registration dossiers. At least half of the registration dossiers submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in the framework of the European chemical regulation REACH seem to contain inadequate data on Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). UBA examined registration dossiers of chemicals that were manufactured in, or imported into, the EU in quantities greater than 1,000 tons per year. Overall, only a single dossier was deemed to be fully compliant. As a result, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) asked ECHA to conduct compliance checks on the majority of dossiers for registering chemicals under the REACH regulation. According to the REACH Evaluation Report 2014, ECHA is aware that a “considerable share of the examined registration dossiers still requires improvement”.
Rachel Salvidge (March 31, 2015). “Germany finds ‘significant data gaps’ in REACH dossiers.” ENDS Europe