The following new draft for an updated ECHA guidance on REACH has been sent for the next consultation step

Companies using authorised substances of very high concern (SVHC) need to notify their uses to ECHA.

In mid-January, ECHA sent out electronic cards through email to around 18 000 pre-registrants with no prior registrations, lead registrants and members of joint submissions reminding them of the 31 May 2018 deadline. The cards are also available online.

Together with their stakeholders, ECHA has put together a calendar of events around Europe focusing on support for the last registration deadline.

ECHA has evaluated the risk of substances in recycled rubber that is used on artificial sports pitches.

Substances of potential concern were targeted by ECHA’s compliance checks in 2016.