After their "sunset date", substances on the Authorisation List will require an authorisation before they can be placed on the market or used.
Applications for authorisation will only be successful if applicants can demonstrate that the use of the authorised substance is necessary for their business and right for society as a whole.
The application process could require the investment of considerable time and resources, so companies should consider if this is the best course of action for their business or whether one of the range of alternatives available to your business might be more suitable than an authorisation.
A robust analysis can help you decide whether an authorisation is the best option for your business and will also be useful for compiling an argument to support your application.
ECHA establishes specific windows for submitting applications for authorisation.
Notification and pre-submission sessions
Notify ECHA well in advance of the date you intend to submit an application for authorisation. When notifying ECHA, you may also request a pre-submission information session with ECHA representatives to ask case-specific questions regarding the application process.
Preparing an application
Follow these steps to prepare all the documentation required to apply for an authorisation.
Submitting an application
Use these web forms to submit an application for authorisation .
ECHA and its Committees have prepared a series of documents for clarifying the process. The documents will help potential applicants to better understand how their applications will be treated and evaluated during the opinion-making process of ECHA.
- Seminar on Applications for Authorisation, 17 June 2013
- Seminar on applications for authorisation, 11 - 12 February 2013
- EASA/ECHA workshop on airworthiness and REACH authorisation, 23 January 2013
- Seminar on applications for authorisation, 1-2 October 2012
- Workshop on analysing alternatives and socio-economic impacts in authorisation applications, 2-3 October 2012
- Seminar on the publication of information from the applications for authorisation process with industry representatives, 28 November 2011
- Seminar on applications for authorisation with NGOs and trade unions, 7 July 2011
- Seminar on applications for authorisation with industry, 12 April 2011