REACH Compliance Support

ECI is Ready to Support all REACH Copper Registrants

The European Copper Institute acts as the secretariat for the REACH Copper Consortium which has 34 members (representing multiple affiliates) across the European mining, production (smelting and refining) and semi-fabricated product sectors.

In November 2010, prior to the >1,000 Tonne deadline, the relevant Lead Registrants within the ECI managed REACH Copper Consortium, successfully submitted joint submissions dossiers for copper, final slags and the twelve intermediates within the scope.

After extensive efforts by ECI and its Consortium member experts, all members received IUCLID format registration dossiers, plus step by step submission guidance. Each dossier included a Chemical Safety Report, containing “identified uses” and “user descriptor codes”, recommendations for risk management actions and proposals for Classification and Labelling.

Since the first registration, ECI has supported the Lead Registrant on updating the copper dossiers. The most recent update was on January 2017. The update includes the latest scientific knowledge, changes in the classification of coated copper flakes and other modifications related to the new ECHA tool IUCLID 6. This step shows the commitment of industry to meet its regulatory obligations and keep scientific information on copper up to latest developments. A summary of the relevant updates of the Copper Dossier can be found here.

Following the issue of revised guidance from ECHA, in April 2014 ECI supported the Lead Registrants with upgrades to the joint submission dossiers for most copper Intermediates.

The 100 – 1,000 Tonne deadline expired on May 31st 2013. The deadline for the remaining tonnage band of 1 – 100 Tonne is May 31st 2018.

For details of support available to all potential REACH registrants, products covered by the REACH Consortium, terms and conditions, and fees for letters of Access, see the link below.