ERJ staff report (DS)
Helsinki -- In response to demands from the chemical industry, ECHA, the European Chemicals Agency, has published an intermediate listing of all substances which have been pre-registered with the organisation.
ECHA said the reason for publishing the list two months before the final pre-registration deadline is to give downstream users the opportunity to check whether substances they use are already pre-registered and, if not, for them to remind their manufacturers and importers that companies can only benefit from the extended registration deadlines (2010, 2013 or 2018) if they have pre-registered their substances by 1 December 2008.
Failure to meet this deadline means that a company cannot continue manufacturing or importing the substance until they have submitted a full registration dossier and paid the registration fee.
The full list of 37 768 substances can be downloaded from the organisation's website (see link below) or it can be searched by CAS number, EC number or chemical name. The list is current up to 1 October.
For each substance, the list shows information such as the first envisaged registration deadline, the number of related substances that may be used for (Q)SAR, grouping (category approach) and read-across , and the synonyms are included.
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Preliminary listing from ECHA website
Press release from ECHA