…ECHA issues top tips for SIEF members

ECHA has issued a four-page fact sheet to help companies get started in Substance Information Exchange Fora and deal with potential problems in communication between members. REACH fact sheet: “Getting started in SIEFS – top tips” (ECHA-09-FS-01-EN, dated 24 April 2009) is available at http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reach/reach_factsheet_siefs.pdf on ECHA’s website.

…Instructions for name changing

A second fact sheet sets out the duties of companies in cases where they change their name or their legal personality, or sell assets relating to their pre-registration, registration, notification or inquiry. REACH-IT fact sheet: “Duties of companies that change their name or legal personality” (ECHA-09-GF-01-EN, dated 17 April 2009) can be obtained from ECHA (visit http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reachit/fact_sheets/reach_it_factsheet_legal_entity_change_20090417.pdf).

…Further functions added to REACH-IT

REACH-IT has been updated to assist companies with online inquiries and changes in legal entity names. To help with this new functionality, ECHA has published REACH-IT Industry User Manual Part 11: “Online dossier creation and submission for inquiries” (7 April 2009). This is available at http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reachit/industry_user_manual/reachit_online_dossier_creation_inquiry_en.pdf on the internet. {179752}

…Business rules, OK

REACH-IT Data Submission Manual 8: “Business rules validation” (dated 17 April 2009) explains the administrative checks (“business rules”), automated and manual, which are made by ECHA to ensure that a dossier can be accepted for processing. This publication is obtainable at http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reachit/reachit_data_submission_manual_8_business_rules_validation_20090417.pdf from the ECHA website. {181872}

…First co-ordinated REACH enforcement project

REACH-EN-FORCE-1 is a joint project started across Europe in which national inspectors will check pre-registrations, registrations and, where applicable, the provisions for safety data sheets. ECHA states this project will indicate the level of compliance by manufacturers and importers, and hopes to produce a report on this activity in early 2010. See ECHA/PR/09/05, dated 30 April 2009 (at http://echa.europa.eu/doc/press/pr_09_05_enforcement_project_forum%20_20090430.pdf).

The above items were taken from the June 2009 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here for more details).

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