License to Use

For those companies with REACH or CLP obligations for substances which are not managed by the Lead REACH Consortium, the use of Lead REACH Consortium data may help to reduce the amount of information that would otherwise need to be generated. The Consortium has prepared a License to Use (LTU) Agreement which allows entities to use its data for such purposes, including for ‘read-across’ to register other substances.

Data held by the Consortium may also have significance for non-EU legislative compliance and the Consortium is currently revising its legal agreements to facilitate the use of data for such purposes.

Lead REACH Consortium members, who already have ownership of the data, and non-members alike will need to obtain an LTU from the Consortium to allow the use of the data in non-EU territories.

Requesting an LTU

Interested companies should contact the Lead REACH Consortium secretariat to discuss their case, and to request an LTU. They will need to provide the secretariat with details of their intentions, specifying the substance(s) for which the data would be used and, where requested for purposes other than REACH, for which jurisdiction.

Consortium LTU documents

  • LTU Agreement – Single entity (doc to be uploaded later)
  • LTU Agreement – Consortia (doc to be uploaded later)
  • Additional information form (doc to be uploaded later)

LTU Fees

The LTU can either be applied for by a single legal entity or by a consortium representing the interests of a number of entities. For a single entity, the Lead REACH Consortium charges a fee based on the number of target substances and the annual tonnage manufactured or imported into the EU in each case. In the case of an application from a consortium, the fee charged is based on the declared tonnage of the largest manufacturer/importer of lead into the EU in that consortium, and the number of consortium members.
For members of the Lead REACH Consortium requiring an LTU, the cost takes into consideration the company’s current data ownership – additional fees and costs may apply depending on tonnage(s), and particularly for non-EU legislative compliance purposes, where the entity’s non-EU tonnage is higher than its declared EU tonnage.
For more information or to request an LTU, please contact us.