Helsinki - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says manufacturers, importers or only representatives who intend to submit the Lead Dossier for a material early, ahead of the 30 Nov deadline, can profit from a special service from ECHA's Helpdesk.
Registration of chemicals is an integral part of the European Union's REACH (registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals) regulation.
ECHA says that, "to promote early registrations and avoid a last-minute rush, it is ready to address Lead Registrants' requests on a priority basis." When appropriate, assistance will be provided over the phone.
To have access to this service, ECHA stresses that "Lead Registrants must act now," and notify their appointment as Lead Registrant via the web form on ECHA's website and create the Joint Submission Object* in REACH-IT.
ECHA also points out that the Lead Registrant plays an important role in setting the time-frame for all the participants of a Joint Submission, because members will only be able to submit their dossier once the Lead Dossier has been successfully submitted (ie. has passed the 'business rules'). This means that early submission of the Lead Dossier is "pivotal and strategic for all registrants," ECHA emphasises.
* Registrants must create a Joint Submission Object before submitting a lead dossier. Further information is available in Industry User Manual 7 on Joint Submission.
Lead Registrant Notification https://comments.echa.europa.eu/Comments/LeadRegistrantNomination.aspx
REACH-IT Industry User Manual - Part 07 - Joint Submission