Update to substitution plan format
We have updated the substitution plan format for applications for authorisation. You need to submit a substitution plan as part of your application for authorisation if there are suitable alternatives in general but those alternatives are technically or economically not yet feasible for your specific use. This will help ECHA’s scientific committees to better assess your application.
The updated format follows the ruling of the General Court concerning the European Commission’s decision on authorising the use of lead chromate pigments.
Formats | General Court case
Changes in invalidating registrations during evaluation
To increase efficiency, ECHA will no longer ask for confirmation from companies that ceased manufacturing or importing a substance after they have been notified of a draft decision under dossier or substance evaluation. Instead, ECHA will proceed to invalidate the registration – in accordance with Article 50(3) of REACH – straightaway after the company indicates their cease of manufacture of the substance in REACH-IT. Once done, the company will receive a notification confirming that the registration is no longer valid.
Our frequently asked questions | How to act in dossier evaluation | How to act in substance evaluation