ECHA to publish total tonnage band for registered substances

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has taken a decision on the method by which it will calculate the total tonnage bands for substances on ECHA’s registered substances database. The total tonnage bands for registered substances will be published on the ECHA website during June 2012. Tonnage data will be extracted from the latest disseminated dossier of each full (non-intermediate) registration, aggregated, converted to a total tonnage band, and published on ECHA’s registered substances database. The total tonnage bands will be published for joint submissions and for individual submissions. Tonnage data will not be extracted from dossiers for intermediate registrations under REACH Articles 17 or 18. Tonnage data will also not be extracted from dossiers for full (non-intermediate) registrations where the tonnage band is claimed to be confidential in accordance with REACH Article 119(2)(b), unless the tonnage data is being aggregated from four or more registrants in a joint submission. This is because the aggregation of tonnages of four or more registrants cannot reveal the individual tonnage of a specific registrant and as such will allow a fuller set of information on tonnages to be published without compromising commercially sensitive information. Registrants have had the facility to claim their tonnage band confidential in accordance with REACH Article 119(2)(b) since June 2008. If registrants have not done so but wish to claim confidentiality for their tonnage band, they should submit an updated dossier with a confidentiality claim on the tonnage band as soon as possible. For confidentiality claims under REACH note that the claim must be justified in accordance with Data Submission Manual 16, and will attract a fee. Confidentiality will only be granted where the claim is accepted as valid by ECHA. Tonnage data will not be extracted from dossiers where the tonnage band is claimed confidential while the confidentiality claim is under assessment, unless the tonnage data are being aggregated from four or more registrants in a joint submission. Total tonnage bands will be displayed for substances on ECHA’s registered substances database from those listed in the following table: Dossier types to be aggregated No of confidentiality claim(s) or >4 full registrations Confidentiality claim(s) and <4 full registrations <4 full registrations and all dossiers contain confidentiality claims Full (non-intermediate) Registration(s)* 1 – 10 tonnes, or 10 – 100 tonnes, or 100 – 1 000 tonnes, or 1000 – 10 000 tonnes, or 10 000 – 100 000 tonnes, or 100 000 – 1 000 000 tonnes, or 1 000 000 – 10 000 000 tonnes, or 10 000 000 – 100 000 000 tonnes etc. 1+ tonnes, or 10+ tonnes, or 100+ tonnes, or 1 000+ tonnes, or 10 000+ tonnes, or 100 000+ tonnes, or 1 000 000+ tonnes, or 10 000 000+ tonnes etc. Tonnage Data Confidential Intermediate Registration(s) only Intermediate use only Intermediate use only Tonnage Data Confidential

ECHA, 18 April 2012 ;http://echa.europa.eu ;