Ratified by the European Parliament and the European Council, Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, governing the Registration, evaluation and authorization of chemical substances (REACH), came into force on June 1, 2007. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is responsible for monitoring the implementation of REACH.
Unlike European Directive 2011/65/EU on the Restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS), REACH applies to a far broader spread of industries. The purpose of the regulation is to ensure compliance with high standards of health and environmental protection, including the promotion of alternative methods to assess the threats that materials can pose.
In accordance with the REACH provisions, producers and importers of materials must obtain all data that is needed to evaluate the materials they produce or import. In addition, they must provide convincing evidence that their materials can be handled safely for all identified uses, and that adverse impacts on human health and/or the environment can thus be avoided. Registration is required for each year and each producer or importer and for every material with a volume of at least one ton.
Where a product contains substances of very high concern (SVHCs) accounting for more than 0.1 percent of the total weight, producers are required to notify their customers of this fact. The SVHC list is updated and published regular by the ECHA.
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