Statistics on received applications

The placing on the market and use of Substances of Very High Concern included in the Authorisation List requires an authorisation. A manufacturer, an importer or a downstream user can apply for an authorisation. Applications for authorisation are submitted to ECHA. At the end of the authorisation process, which includes a public consultation and the development of opinions by ECHA's Committees on Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis, the European Commission decides on the granting or refusing of authorisations.


Status of pre-submission activities and received applications are given below.


  Received notifications
to submit

Pre-submission information
sessions held

'Uses applied for' RAC-SEAC opinions2 Commission decisions Names of substances of
2012 5 1 0 0 0 0 n/a
2013 11 9 8 17 1 0 Bis(2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate (DEHP)

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
2014*) 164 13 19 38 18 1

Lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34)

Lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104)

Diarsenic trioxide

Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD)


Total 180 23 27 55 19 1 n/a

*) Situation as of 12 November 2014.
An application is received in terms of Article 64(1) of REACH when ECHA has received the application fee.
One opinion refers to a compiled version of the final opinions of RAC and SEAC for each use.

After the submission of an application, ECHA performs the technical checks and prepares the "Broad Information on Uses" package for public consultation. Upon the completion of these checks it will also send an invoice to the applicant.  As soon as the Agency has received the payment of the application fee the public consultation on the Broad information on Uses will start. At that stage the Agency intends to disclose further details, such as the identity of the substance, the uses applied for, the public version of the analysis of alternatives  as well as the name of the applicant. The public consultation is launched two and a half to three months after the submission.

Public consultations on alternatives