REACH Registration webinar

We are now a few weeks away from the second REACH registration deadline of May 31, 2013, which covers all phase-in substances manufactured or imported into the EU and above 100 tonnes per year.
European Union manufacturers and importers should be preparing now for this important milestone, in order to submit on time all the dossiers they need to continue their chemical business.

Remember: no registration means no market for your products

Thanks to the expertise gained from the first registration phase, ReachCentrum, a market leader in REACH support management, can help you with your registration, including your dossier submission as co-registrants and lead registrants.

ReachCentrum will help you complete your own Joint Submission dossier providing you with the in-depth knowledge of how to fill in the appropriate data in the correct way, as a personal tutoring.

Please join ReachCentrum for a complimentary webinar on 2013 Registration
on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 , 2 pm until 3 pm (presumably Brussels time)

Registration page is at: http://www.reachcentrum.eu/events/3.html

Previous events have been highly regarded by REACH registration specialists: this one also could be very informative.

Almost 700 substance still have no Lead Registrant for 2013 – does this affect you?

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 enquiries@reachready.co.uk

ECHA Webinar on REACH dossier compliance

ECHA announces an upcoming webinar, open to all: “How to bring your registration dossier in compliance with REACH – Tips and Hints (part 2)” which will take place on Monday 28 January 2013 from 11:00 – 14:00 (Helsinki time).  [ 9 am until 12 noon GMT]

To register, please follow the registration link on the website:  http://echa.europa.eu/en/support/training-material/webinars

ECHA webinars are described by BASF as “useful and informative”

REACH and CLP Enforcement

As REACH and CLP implementations progress, more visible enforcement of the regulations is expected.

REACHReady and the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) would like to monitor more systematically how enforcement authorities are tackling REACH and CLP  in the UK and have set up an online survey to collate feedback.

To begin, CIA and REACHReady would like to determine the proportion of companies subjected to enforcement activities and whether there are regional variations in enforcement.  Hence, even a negative response is useful.  It is possible to respond repeatedly to the survey, which is not restricted to CIA member companies.

CIA and REACHReady look forward to your feedback and very much appreciate your help and support.

Access the survey at https://www.research.net/s/reachclpenforcement

Focus on Enforcement

For 6 weeks only, BIS is considering how enforcement can be reduced, improved or changed for the chemical industry.

The exercise is described at http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/focusonenforcement/ where it is also possible to leave comments.  Be alert for other feedback routes (Trade Associations and regional clusters) while BIS is in “listening-mode”.  The website also offers the chance to comment to BIS without your remarks being public.

Rio +20 Zero Draft

A United Nations conference on Sustainability (Rio + 20) will take place in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012.  Ahead of the 2nd Earth Convention UN has released a first draft resolution (called Zero Draft) whcih highlights chemicals and waste as areas for further focus.  The Zero Draft can be found at: www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/content/documents/370The%20Future%20We%20Want%2010Jan%20clean.pdf

There is a seeming assumption that chemicals are intrinsically evil;  you must supply your trade associations with the evidence to prove otherwise.