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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. Its decision-making process can be followed through the comitology register, where further information is published about the REACH Committee's past and upcoming meetings.

On 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom (UK) withdrew from the EU. The transition period provided by the withdrawal agreement ended on 31 December 2020. As of 1 January 2021, an application for an authorisation submitted by a person established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) is no longer valid in the EU, unless that application has been transferred to a legal entity established in the EU or Northern Ireland before the end of the transition period. Therefore, authorisation applications and decisions in so far as these concern persons established in the UK (except Northern Ireland) are no longer considered valid. The table below will be updated at a later stage.


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Pitch, coal tar, high temp.
EC Number
CAS Number
Entry Nr in Annex XIV
Use name
Use of CTPht for manufacture of formulations for various industrial uses
Broad information on use applied for (conditions of use and function)

Pitch, coal tar, high temp. (CTPht) is produced by coal tar distillation and used at the site of manufacture for producing formulations, which are then used for intermediate uses in the EEA (e.g., pitch mixtures e.g. for the production of electrodes for the aluminium industry; special carbon black feedstock grades; and Söderberg pitches) or are exported outside the EEA.

Technical function: CTPht has no independent function at the formulation stage. The substance functions are relevant during the subsequent uses of the produced mixture at the downstream users' sites, which are not covered by this application for authorisation.

Conditions of use: All formulation processes are conducted in a closed system and via closed lines, exhaust gases are collected from tanks and loading stations, the whole process is performed waterless. Rainwater (slightly) contaminated from surfaces is treated onsite before it is released into the canal.

Annual tonnage used: 10 000 - 300 000

Number of sites: 1

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): 8
Environmental release category (ERC): 2
Process category (PROC): 3, 8b, 15, 28
Product category (PC): 0: Other: intermediates
Article category related to subsequent service life (AC): n/a
Technical Function: CTPht has no independent function at the formulation stage
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
Rain Carbon bvba
Application type
Opinions adopted
Other consultations on the same/ similar use
Comments submitted to date
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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