Helsinki -- The bulk pre-registration functionality is now available in REACH-IT, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has announced. This allows companies to submit pre-registration files for substances listed in EINECS (the European inventory of existing substances).
Companies may prepare files outside the REACH-IT system and submit the files in an XML format specified by ECHA. "Full compliance with the specified format is essential for all submitted bulk files to ensure their correct processing in the REACH-IT system," ECHA warns.
The new functionality was launched 23 July, and will allow companies pre-registering substances to submit a file covering up to 500 substances listed in EINECS.
For substances not in EINECS, the REACH-IT online pre-registration must be used, ECHA emphasised.
The limit of 500 is to allow efficient processing of the submitted files in the REACH-IT system. It will also keep the files easy to manage for the companies submitting them.
Companies carrying out pre-registrations can submit several files by using the bulk submission functionality. Practical guidance on how to submit a bulk pre-registration is available in the new "Data Submission Manual 6: Submission of Bulk Pre-registrations". The manual and other helpful documents can be accessed via the web addresses below.
The XML format for submission of pre-registration files specified by ECHA
Data Submission Manual 6: Submission of Bulk Pre-registrations
General information on pre-registration:
General information on REACH-IT: