Helsinki -- More information from substance registration dossiers will be published on ECHA's website from November, but registrants can request that information be kept confidential by updating their dossiers before the end of October.
The European Chemicals Agency says this is in line with Article 119(2)d of the REACH regulation on chemicals.
The information made available will include the name of the registrant, the registration number of the substance as well as other items normally contained in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
ECHA wants all registrants to review their dossiers and to use the upgraded free IUCLID 5.4 software plug-in which will identify the data that will be published.
Dossiers that require confidentiality should be resubmitted by 31 October 2012. From November onwards, ECHA will publish all SDS information that has not been claimed confidential.
ECHA is also encouraging registrants to complete the new section on the PBT (persistent bioaccumulative and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent, very bioaccumulative) assessment of their substance. This information will also be made public.