REACH Copper Consortium
In November 2010, prior to the > 1,000T deadline, the relevant Lead Registrants within the ECI managed REACH Copper Consortium, successfully submitted joint submissions dossiers for copper, final slags and the twelve intermediates within the scope.
After extensive efforts by ECI and its Consortium member experts, all members received IUCLID format registration dossiers, plus step by step submission guidance. Each dossier included a Chemical Safety Report, containing “identified uses” and “user descriptor codes”, recommendations for risk management actions and proposals for Classification and Labelling.
Since the first registration, ECI has supported the Lead Registrant on updating the copper dossiers. The most recent update was on January 2018. The update includes the latest scientific knowledge, changes in the classification of coated copper flakes and other modifications related to the new ECHA tool IUCLID 6. This step shows the commitment of industry to meet its regulatory obligations and keep scientific information on copper up to latest developments. A summary of the relevant updates of the Copper Dossier can be found here.
Following the issue of revised guidance from ECHA, in April 2014 ECI supported the Lead Registrants with upgrades to the joint submission dossiers for most copper Intermediates.
ECI will continue to use this public website to make all potential REACH registrants in Europe aware of the capabilities and services on offer. Letters of Access are available to support companies with their registration obligations.
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While the provision of safety data sheets, down the value chain, is the responsibility of individual producers, theConsortium provides important, generic guidance on copper development and exposure scenarios to the downstream user community.