On February 27, 2017 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published its “Evaluation under REACH – Progress report 2016,” summarizing the agency’s evaluation activities in 2016 regarding registration dossiers and substances. ECHA focused on compliance checks of dossiers covering substances produced in high volumes (> 100 metric tons per year) and with a potential concern for human health and the environment. 184 compliance checks were conducted and in 168 cases “important information was missing,” ECHA stated in its news article. Registrants were thus asked to provide more data on their substances, mostly regarding pre-natal developmental toxicity, mutagenicity/genotoxicity, reproduction toxicity, and long-term aquatic toxicity. ECHA noted that registrations will be revoked if the affected companies do not react by the deadline set by ECHA.

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ECHA (February 27, 2017). “Important safety information on chemicals still missing.

Luke Buxton (February 27, 2017). “Improving REACH dossiers remains big challenge.Chemical Watch


ECHA (2017). “Evaluation under REACH – Progress report 2016: Evaluation in ECHA’s Integrated Regulatory Strategy.(pdf)