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Progress in evaluation

Article 54 of REACH requires ECHA to report on the progress made (over the previous year) in dossier and substance evaluation, by 28 February each year.

This reporting consists of numerical data on compliance checks, testing proposal examinations, follow-up assessments and substance evaluations carried out during the previous year.

Each year in spring, ECHA also publishes its Integrated Regulatory Strategy report which explains the impact of these outputs on chemical safety.

Overall progress from 2009 to 2020

As a result of compliance check, testing proposal examination and substance evaluation, since 2009, ECHA issued more than 2 900 decisions covering approximately 8 200 information requests on more than 2 000 substances.

Evaluation progress, 2009-2020

Evaluation process Adopted decisions Information requests Information requests by area
Annex I
(incl. CSR, RSS, PBT)*
Annex VI 
(incl. SID, C&L)*
Physico-chemical Environment Human Health
Compliance check 1 599 5 311 431 557 218 1 710 2 395
Testing proposal examination 1 138 2 210 N/A N/A 149 661 1 400
Substance evaluation ** 175 673 261 22 43 140 207
TOTAL 2 912 8194 692 579 410 2 511 4 002

* Annex I: General provisions for assessing substances and preparing chemical safety reports (CSR); Annex VI: Information requirements referred to in Article 10 (information to be submitted for general registration purposes); CSR: chemical safety report; RSS: robust study summary; PBT: persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic; SID: substance identification; C&L: classification and labelling.
** The substance evaluation process started in 2012.

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