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ECHA Releases Updated Guidance Document on REACH for Use Description

January 14, 2016

EUROPEAN UNION - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released an updated version of Chapter R.12 of the Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment (IR&CSA), to improve the description of chemical uses registrants provide in their registration dossiers. The following is included in the Guidance:

  • System of use descriptors
  • Principles and elements for describing the uses of chemical substances
  • Role of use description in different REACH processes
  • Related legal requirements
  • Updated lists of use descriptors
  • Appendix on how to manage changes


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