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Draft Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) on the duties placed on registrants to update their registrations under Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (5 page(s), in English)

The draft Implementing Regulation (IR) provides clarifications regarding the duties of registrants pertaining to updates of their registration dossier in line with Article 22 of REACH. The REACH review[1] identified that incentives are lacking for companies to update their registration dossiers and work is still needed to rectify important data gaps or inappropriate adaptations to testing. This conclusion is based on more than 10 years of dossier evaluation work carried out by ECHA. Article 22 of REACH states that updates should be undertaken 'without undue delay' in the cases provided in Article 22(1)(a)-(i).This wording has proven to be difficult to enforce. Therefore, this IR specifies explicit timeframes for updates in the individual cases listed in Article 22(1)(a)-(i). The IR does not affect other provisions in REACH that require updates in specific situations. For reasons of legal clarity and practical enforceability, the IR identifies only two timeframes: updates to be done within 3 months and within 6 months.
[1] COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE Commission General Report on the operation of REACH and review of certain elements Conclusions and Actions {SWD(2018) 58 final}