25 Sep 2018

reach authorisation listECHA 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.

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# 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 [, 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 [1], cis-cyclohexane-1, 2-dicarboxylic anhydride [2], trans-cyclohexane-1, 2-dicarboxylic anhydride [3] (HHPA) Respiratory sensitising properties Epoxy resin hardeners
15 Hexahydro-4-methylphthalic anhydride [2], Hexahydro-1-methylphthalic anhydride [3], Hexahydro-3-methylphthalic anhydride [4] (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