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Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation

Adopted opinions and previous consultations on applications for authorisation


This page provides further information on the applications for authorisation or review reports, which have undergone consultation. The applications for authorisation are in the opinion development phase until the final opinions of the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-economic Analysis have been adopted and sent to the European Commission. The European Commission's decision-making process can be followed through the comitology register, where further information is published about the REACH Committee's past and upcoming meetings.

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Substance Details

Arsenic acid
EC Number
CAS Number
Entry Nr in Annex XIV
Use name
Industrial use of arsenic acid for the treatment of copper foil used in the manufacture of Printed Circuit Board
Broad information on use applied for (conditions of use and function)
The rolls of base foil, or drums foil, are processed through a sequence of chemical and electro-chemical processing steps. The final processes apply protective chemical conversion coatings that prevent corrosion to both surface of the foil during storage or lamination. Arsenic acid is used as adjuvant that prevents the formation of hydrogen during the electrochemical reactions.

Tonnage: 3.25 tonnes per year.

Review period requested: 12 years
Use applied for number in application for authorisation
Broad information on use applied for (Use descriptor system)
Sector of end use (SU): 16
Environmental release category (ERC): 6b
Process category (PROC): 1, 5, 8b, 13, 15
Product category (PC): 14
Article category related to subsequent service life (AC): No
Technical Function: Surface active agents
Summary table of RMMs and OCs (non confidential)
Section 9 and 10 of the CSR (original and updated, if available) (non confidential)
Analysis of Alternatives (non confidential report)
Substitution Plan (non confidential summary)
Socio-Economic Analysis (non confidential report)
Joint Analysis of Alternatives and Socio-Economic Analysis (non confidential report)
Explanatory note
Additional information
Application type
Commission decided
Other consultations on the same/ similar use
Comments submitted to date
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Response to comments by applicant
Responses to RAC and SEAC requests by Applicant(s) (non confidential)
Compiled RAC and SEAC opinions
Minority positions
Adopted commission decision (OJ summary)
Authorisation decision

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