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.

The tables below provide statistics related to applications for authorisation per year and per substance.

Status of pre-submission activities and received applications for authorisation per year are given below.

 

  Received notifications to submit Pre-submission information sessions held Received1 applications (applicants) Number of uses RAC-SEAC opinions per use2 RAC-SEAC opinions per use and per applicant3 Commission decisions per use and per applicant4
2012 5 1 0 (0) 0 0 0 0
2013 11 9 8 (10) 17 1 1 0
2014 170 14 19 (33) 38 30 34 2
2015* 40 9 1 (1) 1 12 38 4
Total 226 33 28 (44) 56 43 73 6

*) Situation as of 26 June 2015.

1 An application is received in terms of Article 64(1) of REACH when ECHA has received the application fee.
2 One opinion refers to a compiled version of the final opinions of RAC and SEAC for each use.
This refers to compiled final opinions of RAC and SEAC  for each use and applicant. For instance, if one application has been submitted by 3 applicants for 1 substance and 2 uses there will be (3x1x2=) 6 RAC-SEAC opinions and subsequent Commission decisions. If another application is submitted by 1 applicant for 1 substance and 3 uses, there will be (1x1x3=) 3 RAC-SEAC opinions and Commission decisions. In total there would be 9 RAC-SEAC opinions and 9 Commission decisions.
Final decisions for each use and applicant.

Status of received applications for authorisation per substance is given below.

 

Substance Number of received1 applications (applicants) Number of uses RAC-SEAC opinions per use 2 RAC-SEAC opinions per use and per applicant3 Commission decisions per use and per applicant4
Bis(2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate (DEHP)
5 (7) 10 10 14 1
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) 2 (2) 4 4 4 1

Bis(2-ethylhexyl)
phthalate (DEHP) and Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

1 (1) 3 3 3 3
Lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34) and
Lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104)
1 (1) 12 12 12  
Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) 1 (13) 2 2 26  
Diarsenic trioxide 4 (4) 5 5 5 1
Trichloroethylene 13 (15) 19 7 9  
Lead chromate 1 (1) 1      
Total 28 (44) 56 43 73 6

*) Situation as of 26 June 2015.

1 An application is received in terms of Article 64(1) of REACH when ECHA has received the application fee.
2 One opinion refers to a compiled version of the final opinions of RAC and SEAC for each use.
3This refers to compiled final opinions of RAC and SEAC for each use and applicant. For instance, if one application has been submitted by 3 applicants for 1 substance and 2 uses there will be (3x1x2=) 6 RAC-SEAC opinions and subsequent Commission decisions. If another application is submitted by 1 applicant for 1 substance and 3 uses, there will be (1x1x3=) 3 RAC-SEAC opinions and Commission decisions. In total there would be 9 RAC-SEAC opinions and 9 Commission decisions.
4Final decisions for each use and applicant.