The sameness of petroleum substances

Substance Identification Profiles (SIP) will be available in the new REACH Dossier Update

SIP for Petroleum Substances have been developed to allow all registrants to ascertain substance sameness and fit within their related EC definitions.

SIP are based on results from standard analytical techniques collected from all registrants in 2016.

The SIP in the May 2017 Dossier Update are considered to be interim SIP (iSIP) and the values they contain should not be considered as strict cut-off values which substances beyond substance sameness cannot apply. The iSIP are indeed a support to substance sameness and are not intended to be used as a way to exclude some registered substances from the joint registration. Registrants are therefore kindly requested to check the iSIP and provide Concawe any feedback they have regarding their own substance identity data against those reported in the iSIP, reporting to Concawe only data that falls outside the iSIP.

In view of finalising SIP in the next round of Dossiers Updates in 2018, registrants are requested to provide their response to the interim SIP to Concawe no later than October 30, 2017. A web page in SIEF.Space will be developed to collect these updates from all registrants.

In addition to this, please note that the developed SIP should have no impact neither on the content of Safety Data Sheets nor on any commercial or supply chain documentation.