ECHA plans to disseminate REACH data faster

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will no longer check with companies whether the information it publishes from their REACH registration dossiers is confidential, it announced on Monday. The aim is to speed up dissemination of this information.

Up to now ECHA has been contacting registrants directly before publishing information from the non-confidential areas of a dossier to make sure the data was not sensitive. But this has been too time-consuming. Information on only 180 substances has been made public so far, out of 2,500 registered.

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