REACH Database: Over 5000 Substances Registered

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced Wednesday that ECHA’s Dissemination Database contains now 4413 records. In total, 5181 substances have been registered as of Nov. 3, 2011, says the agency.

There are now 3908 substances published on the list of registered publishable substances.

On ECHA’s dissemination portal, you can download information or search for substances; an excellent resource for folks looking more deeply into REACH compliance.

The next big REACH deadline is May, 2013, but ECHA is asking companies to start preparing now.

En route to the 2013 deadline, there are two key deadlines for 2012:

1. Late preregistration deadline prior to the 2013 registration deadline, for first time manufacturers and importers;

2. Downstream users should notify suppliers of uses by May 31, 2012 at the latest.

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Kal Kawar, CIH, PE, has a bachelor's in chemical engineering and a master's in industrial hygiene. His professional experience includes serving as staff industrial hygienist for IBM's New York semiconductor manufacturing facility, and as industrial hygienist for IBM’s US headquarters. Now executive vice president of Actio, Kal taps more than 20 years' worth of chemical engineering, industrial hygiene, and environmental engineering experience. His far-reaching expertise with global regulatory challenges created by EPA, TSCA, REACH, RoHS, WEEE – and hundreds of others – aid in developing Actio software solutions for MSDS management, raw material disclosure compliance, and product stewardship in a supply chain.