ECHA proposes increased support for downstream users
By Anne Eckstein | Wednesday 04 April 2012
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has introduced new measures to help downstream users meet their obligations under the REACH regulation (European system of registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemical products). On 23 April, it will host a webinar to clarify these duties and the support instruments available to the companies concerned.
Under REACH, when downstream users receive exposure scenarios for registered substances from theirsuppliers, they have to check whether their uses and conditions of use are covered. Depending on the outcome of this check, the downstream user has to comply with a number of further obligations. Given the complexity of this exercise, the ECHA has introduced new measures and tools to help downstream users understand and meet these obligations, including a question-and-answer document on downstream user reports and a template for reporting conditions of use to the ECHA for cases where such reporting is required under Article 38 of REACH.
The 23 April webinar will clarify downstream user obligations and present practical examples in comparing the exposure scenario information received with the actual conditions of use at a downstream user’s site. It will also explain the role of downstream users in the preparation of registration applications by substance suppliers for theregistration deadline of 31 May 2013.
Further information is available at