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March 8, 2022

EU Opens Consultation On Changes To REACH


On January 20, 2022, the European Commission (EC) launched a public consultation seeking comment on a proposed revision of the REACH regulation (No. 1907/2006). The consultation is the most extensive to date; it covers many elements of the legislation and, once changes are implemented, will have a significant impact on industry for the future. The consultation topics include:

  • Revision of the registration requirements, including increased information requirements and establishing the obligation to register certain polymers;
  • Introduction of mixture assessment factors (MAF);
  • Simplification of communication in the supply chain;
  • Revision of the provisions for dossier and substance evaluation;
  • Reform of the authorisation and restriction processes, including the extension of generic approaches to risk management and the introduction of the essential use concept; and
  • Revision of the provisions for control and enforcement.

The consultation will run until April 15, 2022. A link to the consultation survey is available here. More information is available in Acta’s February 2, 2022, memorandum.