Public consultation on 18 substances proposed for authorisation under REACH
ECHA invites comments on its proposal to include 18 new substances in the REACH Authorisation List. Comments can be given until 5 December 2018. The substances are listed in the annex to the news release.
Registration numbers granted to 32 515 REACH 2018 registrations
Registration numbers have been granted to 32 515 dossiers out of the 33 363 dossiers that were submitted by the final REACH registration deadline on 31 May. These registrations cover 10 708 chemicals. The other dossiers still lack information and ECHA is waiting for companies to update them before granting registration numbers.
Six proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHCs)
The substances and examples of their uses are:
Undecafluorohexanoic acid (EC 206-196-6; CAS 307-24-4 - PFHxA) and its ammonium salt (EC 244-479-6; CAS 21615-47-4 - APFHx). No direct uses of PFHxA as such are known. PFHxA precursors can be used as surfactants or as monomers for the production of side-chain fluorinated polymers. Ammonium undecafluorohexanoate (APFHx), the ammonium salt of PFHxA is used in industrial settings mainly in connection with the manufacture and processing of polymers.
2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (EC 401-720-1; CAS 6807-17-6). There are no active registrations under REACH.
Fluoranthene (EC 205-912-4; CAS 206-44-0). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
Benzo[k]fluoranthene (EC 205-916-6; CAS 207-08-9). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.
Pyrene (EC 204-927-3; CAS 129-00-0). Used as a transported Intermediate for the manufacture of fine chemicals.
Phenanthrene (EC 201-581-5; CAS 85-01-8). Not registered under REACH. Normally not produced intentionally but rather occurs as a constituent or impurity in other substances.