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Public consultation on seven substances proposed for authorisation under REACH


ECHA invites comments on its proposal to include seven new substances in the REACH Authorisation List. Comments can be given by 2 June 2017.

Helsinki, 2 March 2017 – ECHA considers recommending the Commission to include seven substances to the Authorisation List as listed in the Annex below.

ECHA invites comments on the priority of the substances, their uses, possible exemptions from the authorisation requirement, the structure and complexity of supply chains, and on the proposed transitional arrangements.

At the same time, the European Commission calls for information on the possible socio-economic consequences of including these seven substances in the Authorisation List.  Any information received on the socio-economic impact will be passed on directly to the Commission and will not be considered by ECHA in the recommendation process.

If a substance is included in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV to REACH), it can be placed on the market or used after a given date only if an authorisation is granted for a specific use. Companies that are using, manufacturing or importing these substances can apply for authorisation. The draft recommendation specifies the proposed conditions of the authorisation requirement for each substance, including the latest application and sunset dates.

ECHA regularly recommends substances from the Candidate List for inclusion in the Authorisation List to the Commission. The draft recommendation is based on an assessment of the data in registration dossiers and other available information, and an initial consultation with the Member State Committee. Registrations will be checked for any updates at the end of the public consultation.

Next steps

The Member State Committee will prepare an opinion on ECHA’s draft recommendation taking into account the comments received during the public consultation. Based on the opinion of the Committee and the public consultation, ECHA will provide its final recommendation to the European Commission. This will be ECHA’s eigth recommendation. The Commission will decide on which of the substances to include in the Authorisation List and on the respective conditions applicable for each substance.

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