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December 14, 2016

Draft REACH Guidance Documents for Nanomaterials Move to Next Consultation Step

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced in its December 14, 2016, ECHA Weekly that the following drafts for updated ECHA guidance on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation have moved to the next consultation step and been sent to the Member State Committee for review:

ECHA suggests that potential registrants for the 2018 deadline may be interested in viewing the revised draft documents.  As reported in our June 9, 2016, blog item, “ECHA Consults PEGs on Nanomaterial Guidance Documents,” the draft guidance documents were first submitted to Partner Expert Groups (PEG) for consultation.  ECHA has posted summaries of the comments received from the PEGs, as well as its responses.  The final consultation on the guidance documents will be with the European Commission and the relevant Competent Authorities.