ECHA has published a list of almost 700 substances which were identified by industry to be registered by 31 May 2013 for which a Lead registrant has still not been identified.
Potential registrants and downstream users are strongly advised to check this list to ensure that substances manufactured or imported at or above 100 tonnes a year will be registered on time. Substances on the list that will not be registered may unexpectedly disappear from the market.
A webform is still available for Lead registrants and candidate Lead registrants to communicate their role to ECHA. Registrants preparing dossiers for the substances on the list are encouraged to inform ECHA about their intention to register using a functional mailbox provided by the Agency. Companies are also advised to use the same functional mailbox to explain why eventually the substance does no longer need to be registered.
Further information is available on the ECHA website at http://echa.europa.eu/web/guest/information-on-chemicals/registered-substances/identified-substances-for-registration-in-2013. If you have any concerns that this may affect your supply chain then please contact the REACHReady Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org