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Workshops and Seminars

UK REACH Article 26 and IUCLID Software Online Clinic

17 November 2021



Over the past 300 days GB based companies who previously held EU REACH registrations had the opportunity to grandfather their substances into the new UK REACH system. Similarly, GB based companies who benefitted from the EU REACH registration of their suppliers also had the opportunity to submit a DUIN to comply UK REACH.

This was the first stage in the UK registration process for many companies and now as the tonnage band specific ‘Grace periods’ get underway it is time to consider your next move. If you are planning to complete the full registration process for your substance(s) you must submit an Article 26 Inquiry dossier to the HSE.

The submission of an Inquiry dossier is also a requirement under EU REACH and as such the process in both systems is almost identical. Preparation of this dossier is completed in IUCLID 6, this free event will provide an insight of the requirements for the Inquiry dossier as well as an Introduction to IUCLID 6.

This is the latest in our ongoing series of “Online Clinics” and “Best Practice Workshops”, part of our new initiative to increase the value of membership. Watch out for other such events going forward.

The UK left the European Union as of 31st December 2020 and with it the entry into force of the UK REACH regulations. The notification phase of the UK regulations opened on the 1st January 2021 with a series of deadline dates depending on the type of registration(s) organisations held.

The Grandfathering notification process was completed at the end of April 2021 whilst the Downstream User Import Notification (DUIN) process was completed on 27th October 2021. The next step will potentially be data sharing, within the substance group and then ultimately registration. However, access to the substance group can only be gained via the “Comply with UK REACH” IT portal on so understanding what to do and when to do it will be vital to prevent non-compliance in the future.

The presentation will be delivered by representatives from DEFRA, UK Environment Ministry and Chemical Inspection and Regulation Service – CIRS, a REACH consultancy who have undertaken a number of registrations and article 26 inquiries.

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