Orgalime Practical Guide for downstream users, article producers and article importers for understanding REACH
- Firstly, basic facts of REACH, main definitions and acronyms are explained to foster a common understanding of the information given in the guide, followed by an overview of important dates and deadlines.
- Secondly, the guide provides for four quick screens for engineering companies to identify in how far they are affected by the Regulation and the following requirements in particular: Registration of substances used in engineering processes - Registration of substances in articles - Notification of substances in articles and communication requirements - Authorisation of substances.
- Thirdly, issues of particular relevance to Orgalime industries are explained in more detail in individual guidelines. Also, links to other guidance documents provided by authorities or industry are compiled in the Orgalime guide to facilitate information gathering for engineering companies.
- The guide finishes off with a one page summary of REACH timelines and main obligations for Orgalime industries.
ORGALIME May 2007, Last update October 2009