Thematic studies for Review of REACH
Review of the registration requirements for 1 to 10 tonnes substances and polymers
As required by Article 138(2) and (3) of REACH and for the purpose of the review of REACH, potentially with a view to amend REACH afterwards, the project assessed the registration requirements on polymers and on substances in the 1 to 10 tonnes tonnage range . This included:
Assessment of the possibility to extend the information requirements for substances manufactured or imported at 1 tonne and below 10 tonnes considering in particular the latest developments in alternative hazard information generation methodologies.
Assessment of the registration requirements on polymers, including:
- assessment of the possibility to assess the hazardous properties of polymers from the information provided in registration dossier in particular of monomers;
- assessment of the risks posed by polymers in comparison with other substances;
- assessment of how these risks are managed or not through the existing registration obligations in REACH;
- assessment of possible ways of selecting polymers for registration in a practicable and cost-efficient way and on the basis of sound technical and valid scientific criteria.
Executive Summary [541 KB]
Part A: Polymers [4 MB]
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