Defra has published a consultation on extending the UK REACH submission deadlines for transitional registrations.
In December 2021 Defra committed to exploring alternative arrangements for transitional registrations in order to support chemical businesses, whilst upholding a high level of human and environmental health protection in line with our international commitments.
It will take time to fully develop an alternative transitional registration model and, if the decision is made to proceed, to develop and pass the necessary legislation. It is also necessary to allow industry time to comply with new arrangements. Therefore, Defra also committed to consult on extending the deadlines for providing the full registration data.
On 5 July Defra launched a public consultation, seeking views on extending:
The consultation closes on 1 September 2022. For more information visit: https://consult.defra.gov.uk/reach-policy/consultation-on-extending-the-uk-reach-submission
Defra has also published a statement from the Defra Secretary of State on the consistency of the amendments proposed in the consultation with the aims of the UK REACH legislation. For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-reach-article-1-consistency-statement-on-extending-submission-deadlines-for-transitional-registrations