|1 June 2007||REACH came in to force|
|1 June 2008||Pre-registration for existing ('phase-in') substances started
Registration for new ('non phase-in') substances started
|30 November 2008||Pre-registration for 'phase-in' substances ended|
|1 December 2008||Registration for existing substances (that have not been pre-registered) started|
|1 January 2009||List of pre-registered substances published and SIEF1 are formed|
|1 December 2010
|By this date the following pre-registered 'phase-in' substances should have been registered when supplied at:
• > 1000 tonnes per annum (tpa) or;
• > 100 tpa and classified under CHIP2 as very toxic to aquatic organisms or;
• > 1 tpa and classified under CHIP2 as Cat 1 or 2 carcinogens, mutagens or reproductive toxicants
1 June 2013 PHASE 2 Deadline for registration of substances supplied at ≥ 100 tpa
|1 June 2013
|Deadline for registration of substances supplied at ≥ 100 tpa|
|1 June 2018
|Deadline for registration of substances supplied at ≥ 1 tpa|
1 SIEF – Substance Information Exchange Forum
2 CHIP – Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply)
What Is The Difference Between A Substance And A Preparation?
A substance is often referred to as a raw material and a preparation is the actual finished product, in our case a cleaning or hygiene chemical.
Do You Have To Register The Substance And Preparation
It is only necessary to register the substance.
What is A Downstream User?
A Downstream User (D.U.) is a company which uses chemical substances, often referred to as raw materials, and blends a selection to formulate a product, for example in our case a cleaning or hygiene chemical.
Evans Vanodine is both a manufacturer of chemical substances and also a Downstream User.
As A Downstream User (D.U.) What Are Our Obligations?
As a D.U. we must continue to comply with the safety precautions as detailed in the safety data sheet supplied by the producer of the chemical substances. We must also advise the supplier of the purpose for which we intend to use the chemical substance, so it can be included in their dossier registration.
As A Distributor Or User Of Our Products, What Do You Have To Do
Nothing, apart from ensuring the product is being used for its intended purpose. If any further information is required, we will advise you in good time.
Is REACH worth all the cost and time involved?
As well as benefits for health and the environment, we firmly believe REACH will improve customer confidence in the choice and use of chemicals and also incentivise manufacturers to innovate, by encouraging the substitution of dangerous chemicals for safer alternatives.
There are obvious cost implications but overall we support the REACH regulations, as the implementation is part of our on-going strategy towards responsible care and the protection of the Environment.