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I have got my registration number, what is important now?
Expect to see the non-confidential information from your registration dossier online. ECHA will publish automatically information from your dossier, unless you have requested to keep certain data confidential and ECHA has accepted your justification. You can see what will be published by using the dissemination plug-in tool. The timing for publishing the information is explained in a Decision of ECHA's Executive Director (ED/64/2010).
If you discover any mistakes or omissions in your dossier such as the wrong company size or missing confidentiality claims you should update your dossier as soon as possible. Remember that such an update may trigger an additional fee.
Please, do not forget to provide your customers with updated safety data sheets, including the registration number and exposure scenarios.
You must also share data requested by a potential registrant, while sharing the cost in a fair, transparent and non discriminatory way.
The dossier is yours. You need to keep it up-to-date.
I submitted my registration dossier but I do not have a registration number, why?
There are several steps in the registration process. Therefore, there can be a number of reasons.
To find out more, please click on the relevant link below.
- Now make sure to pay the invoice in time in order to complete the registration.
- ECHA will inform you whether your dossier has successfully passed the technical completeness check.
My dossier failed the technical completeness check
You have now only one opportunity to complete your dossier. Make good use of the available time indicated in your technical completeness check communication to complete your dossier with the requested information, and only resubmit after you verified that your dossier includes everything required. Note that use of the technical completeness check tool will help avoiding the risk of failing again.
My dossier failed the technical completeness check a second time
In this case your registration attempt has unfortunately failed and you have to start the process all over again. You have to resubmit your dossier. If you can no longer benefit from the extended registration deadlines, you will only be able to legally manufacture, import or market your substance once you successfully registered it.
Any fee that has been already paid cannot be refunded.
If you have not managed to submit successfully a dossier by the deadline due to a business rules failure, unfortunately, you have missed the legal deadline. If your legal deadline was 30 November then from 1 December 2010, you are not entitled to manufacture the substance or to import it into the EU.
You may only start manufacturing or importing again:
- after you have received a registration number from ECHA or
- within three weeks after the date of submission of your dossier, if ECHA has not informed you otherwise.
You are advised to submit a registration dossier as soon as you possibly can. Please check how to do this at ECHA's website SIEF and REACH-IT sections of ECHA website. Keep good documentation of your submission attempts to be able to demonstrate that corrective action was taken as quickly as possible.
Use the technical completeness check tool. This allows you to pre-check the majority of business rules. Use this prior to your submission to minimise the likelihood of business rules failure.
If you should have registered by the deadline of 30 November 2010 then from 1 December 2010 you are not entitled to manufacture the substance or to import it into the EU until you register it. In other words this concerns you if you manufacture or import into the EU substances in volumes of
- 1000 tonnes or more, or
- those classified as R 50/53 in volumes of 100 tonnes or more, or
- those classified as CMRs at 1 tonne or more
This applies to you if you have, since 1 June 2007, manufactured or imported substances in the tonnages listed above. Please note that you have to register them irrespective of the fact that your tonnage may have since decreased or if it will go down in the future. The Guidance on Registration explains how the yearly tonnage should be calculated (section 1.6.2).
You are advised to register as soon as possible. Please check how to do this at the SIEF and REACH-IT sections of ECHA website.
In case you did not pre-register the above mentioned substances you need to inquire before submitting your registration dossier.
If your deadline to register is 31 May 2013 (tonnage band 100 – 1000 tonnes/year) – start the discussions and preparation of the registration dossier already now.
I find myself in an exceptional situation; what can I do now?
ECHA participates in the Directors' Contact Group (DCG), which identified solutions to 28 issues of concern for registrants relating to the first REACH Registration deadline of 30 November 2010. If you are in an exceptional situation which hampers your registration, we invite you to verify whether this situation has been considered in the context of the DCG. You will find more information on the page relating to ECHA participation in the DCG. If your situation has not been considered in the context of the DCG, please contact the Helpdesk.
These are the steps in the registration process