Earlier in 2022, DEFRA launched a consultation on extending the UK REACH registration deadlines. The much-anticipated outcome of the consultation was published on 29 November 2022.
82% of respondents were in favour of option 1: to extend the current submission deadlines for each tonnage band by 3 years to 2026, 2028 and 2030 respectively.
The UK Government concluded that the extra time could lessen burdens on SMEs and downstream users without significantly reducing levels of protection of human health and of the environment. Therefore, subject to the consent of the Scottish and Welsh governments, the UK government intends to introduce legislation that would give effect to extending the submission deadlines across all tonnage bands by 3 years.
You can find the link to the published outcome with the link below:
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