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BOMcheck Version 7.3

On 16th Feb 2024, BOMcheck has been updated to Version 7.3 to include five new SVHCs and additional substances detailed below. The following 20-minute video explains what types of materials and parts can contain the new declarable substances and how to update your Regulatory Compliance Declarations (RCDs). 

A quick reference guide to help you update your declarations is also available:

BOMcheck v7.3 Quick Reference Guide

Version Summary

  • 5 new SVHCs added to the REACH Candidate List on 23 January 2024

  • New Proposition 65 substances added to the Prop 65 List on 11 August 2023

  • New additions and updates to EU POPs substances

  • 2 new substances restricted under REACH Annex XVII

  • 1 new substance added to the France Dangerous Substances List

  • Updates to the CMR 1A & 1B list of substances

IMDS Release 14.3

IMDS version 14.3 was released on 20-March-2024, the major enhancements with this Release are:

Functional Changes

  1. Source of Material: Allow bio-based content for Classification 7.1

  2. MDS Report: New recipient fields

  3. MDS Tree Search: New search types

  4. MDS Analysis: Display Classification for Materials

  5. Polymer Material Wizard: New options for flame retardants and plasticizers

  6. MDS Copy: Dialog to update referenced versions

Check Changes

  1. MDS Check: Display top-level supplier and MDS

  2. MDS Check: Only check entered ranges of mechanical recyclate


Detailed information on these enhancements is available in the Release Notes IMDS Release 14.3

SCIP IUCLID major release (version 8.0.1)

A new major version of IUCLID, including format changes, is available for download from the IUCLID website.

The format changes include updates relevant to all IUCLID users such as:

Format changes that are relevant to specific stakeholders are also included, for example:

  • Updates of the Classification and Labelling information following the latest changes in the CLP Regulation

  • Further improvements for several dossier types under the EU Biocidal Products Regulation: Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC), Biocidal product authorisation and Active substance application

  • Finalisation of a first version of the format supporting the future notifications and applications under the EU Drinking Water Directive

  • Improvements for EFSA-related information in the domain of the EU Plant Protection Products legislation

The full documentation of the format (v8) can be found on the website.

All fixes and improvements for this release are listed in the release notes. For example the report templates and the validation rules were adapted to the format changes and improved. In addition, a known migration issue detected with the previous IUCLID release has been solved. Before upgrading to the new version, we recommend to check the list of known issues and the latest fixes in the FAQ section of the website.

The update of instances of IUCLID in the ECHA Cloud Services will start during the week of the release.

A webinar explaining the most relevant aspects of this release will take place on the 16th of May, during which our experts will be available to answer your questions.

RMI publishes updated DAP portofolio

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) is pleased to share that the RMI’s Downstream Assessment Program (DAP) has launched an enhanced portfolio of documents in alignment with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains based on the outcomes of the OECD Alignment Assessment. On April 1, 2024 the RMI published the fully revamped Assessment Procedure and Guidance document, as well as refreshed DAP Criteria and Workbook with newly developed data points and guidance on DAP requirements for assessors, and a new training for DAP participants, prospects and assessment firms.

The RMI launched the DAP in 2016 to meet the growing demand for validation of sourcing practices of companies in the mineral and metal industries that are not eligible for the Responsible Minerals Assurance Process (RMAP). The Downstream Assessment Program is minerals-agnostic and therefore inclusive of any metal/mineral within a company’s operations. Facilities participating in the DAP can use the assessment program to demonstrate that their responsible sourcing practices are aligned with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, and to provide validated information about their due diligence activities. The DAP is designed to provide this validation for customer and investor requirements across mineral and metal value chains, and to support company compliance with the regulatory requirements globally, such as the EU Responsible Minerals Regulation (EU CMR Regulation 2017/821) requirements for EU Importers of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold (3TG) that do not meet the definition of a smelter or refiner, as well as EU Battery Regulation.

The RMI applied for the Downstream Assessment Program (DAP) recognition by the European Commission under the EU CMR and has undergone the OECD Alignment Assessment. The assessment outcomes in 2023 found RMI DAP standard fully aligned and highlighted >10% alignment gap on implementation. The RMI followed the recommendations from the assessor and took steps to clarify expectations for the program requirements and to provide guidance for companies and assessment firms utilizing the DAP. Related to the findings of the alignment assessment, clarifications on DAP program requirements are primarily focused on companies’ overreliance on RMAP-conformant suppliers to conduct supply chain due diligence and lack of engagement with suppliers on risk mitigation and capacity building. As such, the updated DAP portfolio provides details on how downstream companies can conduct due diligence while sourcing from RMAP-conformant suppliers and engage their suppliers for capacity building and risk mitigation. In addition to the revised DAP documents, the RMI has also published guidance for How Downstream Companies Can Use RMI’s Tools To Support Their Due Diligence. The transition period to allow companies utilizing the DAP to adjust to the new guidance and clarified requirements is 6 months beginning on April 1, 2024 and ending October 1, 2024. For questions about DAP and participation in the RMI DAP program, please contact

CMRT v. 6.4 released

The changes you will see in CMRT v. 6.4 (released April 26, 2024) include:

  • Corrections to all reported bugs and errors

  • Updates to highlighting on the Smelter List tabs

  • Updates to Smelter Reference List and Standard Smelter List

The next version of the CMRT is anticipated to be released in the Spring of 2025.

To submit the name of a smelter or refiner that is not currently on the Standard Smelter List, download and complete the Company Identification Questionnaire. Submit completed Company Identification Questionnaires (CIQs) to