With successful registrations achieved for 26 substances, the Consortium’s registration activity is now focused on maintaining dossier quality and making updates to the existing registrations in light of new information.

Current activity

In response to the harmonised classification introduced by the 9th ATP to CLP for lead metal, the Consortium has updated the Lead Registration dossier for the substance. The update included the latest blood lead survey data, and updated PNECs and DNELs for the general population. The Lead Registration dossiers for ten lead compounds were also updated in 2016 to improve dossier quality.

The identified uses for lead metal and lead compounds registered under the remit of the Consortium are under review, to ensure accurate representation of downstream uses in line with the latest ECHA guidance on use description.

2016 also saw the Consortium migrate its datasets to the IUCLID 6 format, with templates and detailed guidance prepared for co-registrants of lead metal and the Consortium’s lead compounds.

What is Registration?

REACH Registration is a duty placed on manufacturers and importers of substances at one tonne and above per year per legal entity. In order to register, such companies must have detailed information on the composition of their substance, its uses, and on its hazard properties; the amount of information required on hazards increases with increasing tonnage band (1-10 tpy, 10-100 tpy, 100-1000 tpy, >1000 tpy).

To reduce the testing burden, particularly on vertebrate animals, data sharing is required by REACH. For each substance, a ‘Lead Registrant’ submits shared information on behalf of all ‘co-registrants’ of the same substance; in a minority of cases a registrant may opt out of this joint submission of shared data, provided that this action is justified in accordance with the legislation.

 To facilitate the registration and assessment of risks in supply chain uses, downstream users may provide information to their suppliers.

As a consequence of registration, improved information on hazards and risks and how to manage them is available to registrants which must be passed down their supply chain to downstream and end users.

Find out more about Registration.