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The European Commission published a regulation on the fees and charges payable to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of chemicals (REACH).
A fee should be set for the registration of substances, which should depend on the tonnage range of those substances.
Main principles:
The structure and amount of the fees shall take into account of the work required by REACH by the European Chemicals Agency and the Competent Authorities. The fees for registration shall also take into account the work that may be done pursuant to title VI (Evaluation) of REACH. The fees shall depend on the tonnage range: Annex 1 Fees for registrations submitted under Articles 6, 7, or of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
Table 1
Standard fees                                                                           (EUR) 250     50     50     Individual Submission
Joint Submission
Fee for substances in the range of 1 to 10 tonnes     1600
Fee for substances in the range of 10 to 100 tonnes     
Fee for substances in the range of 100 to 1000 tonnes     
Fee for substances above 1000 tonnes     
Reduced fees and charges apply in the case of certain joint submissions. Reduced fees and charges should also apply to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Art12 of the Regulation states for Only Representatives, that the assessment of whether the reduction for SMEs applies should be done by reference to the headcount, turnover and balance sheet information of the non-Community Manufacturer, formulator of a preparation or producer of an article that is represented by that only representative. The ECHA shall levy a fee for any registration of a substance. However, no fee shall be levied for the registration of a substance in a quantity between 1 and 10 tonnes where the submission of the registration contains all the information required in Annex VII. Fees need to be paid for notifications. Fees need to be paid for updates. For the following updates no fees need to be paid: a change from a higher to a lower tonnage range; a change from a higher to a lower tonnage range if the registrant has previously paid the fee for that higher tonnage range; a change in the status of the registrant or his identity, provided that it does not involve a change in legal personality; a change in the composition of the substance; information on new uses including uses advised against; information on new risks of the substance; a change in the classification and labelling of the substance; a change in the chemical safety report; a change in the guidance on safe use; a notification that a test listed in Annex IX or X to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 must be developed; a request for previously confidential information to be accessible. A charge may be levied for administrative and technical services provided by the ECHA at the request of a party which are not covered by another fee or charge provided for in this Regulation. The level of the charge shall take into account the workload involved. The Annexes of the Regulation contain the different fees.
Regulation DownloadSource: European Commission
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