How to participate in the parallel call for information by the European Commission

The European Commission takes the decision on inclusion of substances in the Authorisation List based on ECHA's recommendation.

For the decision making, ECHA also invites, on behalf of the Commission, information on the possible economic, social, health and environmental impacts (costs and benefits) of the inclusion of the proposed substances in the Authorisation List to be submitted.

The preferred way to participate in the call is by filling in the call for information on the possible socio-economic consequences of the authorisation requirement questionnaire.

To submit the questionnaire, the webform must be used (click on "Details" for the substance of interest in the general substance table, and then, at the bottom of the new page, click on the "link to form for call for information by the European Commission").

When accessing the webform, you will be requested to upload the questionnaire. You are advised to fill in the questionnaire before entering the webform. Additional information, such as case studies, can be submitted as a further attachment.

ECHA will directly pass on all submissions received in this call to the Commission. The questionnaires and information submitted will not be considered by the Member State Committee when developing its opinion on the draft Authorisation List recommendation or by ECHA when finalising its recommendation, but will be considered by the Commission at a later stage of the decision-making process.

Confidentiality

Comments provided are normally considered non-confidential and will be made available to the public. However, there is an opportunity to submit confidential information as an attachment inserted into Section IV ‘Confidential information' of the webform.

In this case, a justification must be given by the comment submitter explaining why the information is considered confidential. Such confidential information will only be used by the European Commission, the Member States competent authorities and ECHA.

It is the submitters’ responsibility to ensure that no confidential information is included in the public version of the comments.

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