The EU Chemical industry is committed to making REACH work. We acknowledge that data gaps need to be tackled more swiftly and efficiently and Cefic is liaising with ECHA and member companies to facilitate this work. Cefic is now assessing how we can further help our members with this process.
ECHA assessed 484 registrations either under compliance check (CCH) or under testing proposal examination (TPE), corresponding to 420 substances. ECHA issued 379 draft decisions: 211 on compliance check and 168 on testing proposal examination. The selection of registrations for compliance check was mainly based on a potential hazard- or exposure-based concern. ECHA adopted 274 final decisions in which 888 information requests were made. Out of these 274 decisions, 144 were compliance check decisions and 130 originating from testing proposal examinations.
Out of the 274 final decisions, 216 were adopted without Member State Committee (MSC) involvement (no proposal for amendments received from Member States). 58 decisions were adopted with MSC involvement: 34 in written procedure and 24 in an MSC meeting.
At the end of 2018, there were another 174 compliance check and 109 testing proposal examination draft decisions from previous year in decision making. ECHA closed 52 compliance check cases and 44 testing proposal examination cases after a draft decision has been sent, as scientifically-relevant data or important administrative changes led to termination of the ongoing decision-making procedure. Two draft decisions were referred to the Commission for decision making, both related to the design of the extended one-generation reproductive toxicity study design.