Check which substances are undergoing informal hazard assessment and risk management option analysis
Check the Public Activities Coordination Tool to see for which substances a risk management option analysis (RMOA) or an informal hazard assessment for PBT/vPvB (persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic/very persistent and very bioaccumulative) properties or endocrine disruptor properties is under development or has been completed by authorities. A new column "Latest update" has been added to make it easier to spot which entries in the table have been updated with new information.
Finland has finalised the hazard assessment for PBT properties of (ethoxymethoxy)cyclododecane (EC 261-332-1). According to the assessment, the substance is not PBT or vPvB.
Germany has indicated its intention to prepare RMOAs for four substances:
- p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol (EC 201-280-9)
- 4-tert-butylphenol (p-tert-butylphenol, EC 202-679-0)
- nickel sulphide (EC 240-841-2)
- phenol, heptyl derivs (EC 276-743-1).
Greece plans to prepare an RMOA for (-)-pin-2(10)-ene (EC 242-060-2) and Hungary for trinickel disulphide (EC 234-829-6).
In addition, the United Kingdom has published their RMOA for:
- octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4, EC 209-136-7)
- decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5, EC 208-764-9).
The conclusion is that the most appropriate follow-up for both substances would be restriction under REACH. A proposal for restriction of these two substances was submitted by the UK already on 17 April 2015.
ECHA has also concluded on an RMOA on 1,2-dibromoethane (EC 203-444-5), developed at the request of the European Commission. It suggests that the substance should be addressed at an international level and/or under EU legislation other than REACH.
PACT - RMOA and hazard assessment activities