ECHA made an announcement inviting inputs from importers and manufacturers for including 18 new substances under the REACH Authorisation list. Companies importing these substances can submit comments until 5th December 2018.
These substances are listed in Annex XIV to REACH. Further, ECHA requests inputs on various uses of the substances and possible exemptions thereof.
During this duration of public consultation, ECHA in parallel calls for information by the European Commission on the possible socio-economic consequences of the inclusion of the substances in the Authorisation List.
The ECHA authorization process aims at replacing substances of very high concern (SVHCs) with less dangerous substances and relevant technical alternatives; thereby reducing possible economic, social, health and environmental impacts.
ECHA regularly monitors and updates the Candidate List with inclusion in the Authorisation List to the Commission. The recommendations are based on REACH registration dossiers, other information, and an initial consultation with the Member State Committee.
ECHA will draft recommendations based on comments received from the public consultation which is submitted to the Member State Committee to make an opinion. Based on comments, inputs from committee ECHA submits the final recommendation to the European Commission for final authorization.
The substances listed by ECHA for public consultation are below or you can Click here to download the list from ECHA.
You can submit comments on substances of interest on the ECHA website, click here to see the list of substances and further steps.
|#||Substance||SVHC-relevant intrinsic property||Examples of use(s) in the scope of|
|1||4, 4′-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol A; BPA)||Toxic for reproduction, Endocrine disrupting properties – human health and environment||Epoxy resin hardeners|
|2||Dodecachloropentacyclo [188.8.131.52, 9.02, 13.05, 10] octadeca-7, 15-diene (“Dechlorane Plus”™)||vPvB||Flame retardant in adhesives and polymers|
|3||Reaction products of 1, 3, 4-thiadiazolidine-2, 5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) with ≥0.1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-Hbl)||Endocrine disrupting properties – environment||Lubricants and greases|
|4||2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4, 4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3, 5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE)||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in polymers|
|5||Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4, 4-dioctyl-7-oxo- 8-oxa-3, 5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]-4- octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3, 5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE)||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in polymers|
|6||4, 4′-bis(dimethylamino)-4”-(methylamino)trityl alcohol with ≥ 0.1% of Michler’s ketone (EC No. 202-027-5) or Michler’s base (EC No. 202-959-2)||Carcinogenic||Printing inks|
|7||Dioxobis(stearato)trilead||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in PVC|
|8||Fatty acids, C16-18, lead salts||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in PVC|
|9||Trilead dioxide phosphonate||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in PVC; rubber production; mirror backing|
|10||Sulfurous acid, lead salt, dibasic||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in PVC; mirror backing|
|11||[Phthalato(2-)]dioxotrilead||Toxic for reproduction||Stabiliser in PVC|
|12||Trilead bis(carbonate) dihydroxide||Toxic for reproduction||Artists’ paints|
|13||Lead oxide sulfate||Toxic for reproduction||Mirror backing|
|14||Cyclohexane-1, 2-dicarboxylic anhydride , cis-cyclohexane-1, 2-dicarboxylic anhydride , trans-cyclohexane-1, 2-dicarboxylic anhydride  (HHPA)||Respiratory sensitising properties||Epoxy resin hardeners|
|15||Hexahydro-4-methylphthalic anhydride , Hexahydro-1-methylphthalic anhydride , Hexahydro-3-methylphthalic anhydride  (MHHPA)||Respiratory sensitising properties||Epoxy resin hardeners|
|16||Tetraethyllead||Toxic for reproduction||Additive in aviation fuel|
|17||2-methoxyethanol||Toxic for reproduction||Solvent|
|18||2-ethoxyethanol||Toxic for reproduction||Solvent|