REACH authorisation

Five substances added to EU REACH Authorisation List

Five substances added to EU REACH Authorisation List

Five substances added to REACH Authorisation List. The Authorisation List now contains 59 entries.
The five substances are:
  • Tetraethyllead (TEL) (EC 201-075-4, CAS 78-00-2);
  • 4,4′-bis(dimethylamino)-4”-(methylamino)trityl alcohol [with ≥ 0.1% w/w of Michler’s ketone (EC 202-027-5) or Michler’s base (EC 202-959-2)] (EC 209-218-2, CAS 561-41-1);
  • 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-HPbl)] (EC -, CAS -);
  • 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE) (EC 239-622-4, CAS 15571-58-1); and
  • 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) (EC -, CAS -).

The amendment of the Authorisation List (Annex XIV to REACH) was published on 11 April in the EU’s Official Journal.

Companies that want to continue using these substances after the agreed sunset dates will need to apply for authorisation. 

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Case study: Impacts of REACH  authorisation of trichloroethylene

Case study: Impacts of REACH authorisation of trichloroethylene

This report takes a detailed look at the impacts of REACH authorisation on trichloroethylene (TCE) from its inclusion on the Candidate List in 2010 until January 2022.

The need to obtain authorisation significantly reduced the use of TCE. The annual use of TCE in the EU has dropped more than 95 % in the past 12 years.

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Updated application for REACH authorisation formats

Updated application for REACH authorisation formats

ECHA has published an updated format for companies to use when applying for authorisation to use substances of very high concern (SVHCs).

The new format combines the analysis of alternatives, the socio-economic analysis and, when relevant, a substitution plan into a single document. 

The new format is easier for applicants to fill in. The possibility to submit separate documents has been removed making the application process more efficient and the documents more coherent. The instructions on confidentiality have also been updated.

At the same time, the opinion format for the Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) has been revised to take the General Court’s judgments in two authorisation cases into account.

The judgments concerned situations where suitable alternatives are available in general and the applicants would need to submit a substitution plan. As requested by the European Commission, the opinion format also includes “a conclusion on whether or not the applicant has shown that the benefits for society from using the substance outweigh the risk to human health or the environment”.

Applicants should start using these formats immediately.

However, applications may be submitted in the old format until the end of 2021 if applicants have already finalised or are close to finalising the content of their application.

ECHA link: https://echa.europa.eu/-/updated-application-for-authorisation-formats

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