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ECHA seminar on Applications for Authorisation

Helsinki | 28-29 April 2014

This seminar aimed to improve the understanding of the authorisation application process, covering topics like the procedural steps, the content requirements for applications and the formats, manuals and tools for the application submission. The event focused on the needs of potential future applicants but was also open to other stakeholders.
The seminar had the following objectives:

  • to make the authorisation application procedure under REACH known and understood
  • to make potential applicants aware of the requirements on the contents of applications such as the chemical safety report, analysis of alternatives, substitution plan and the socio-economic analysis
  • to help potential applicants generate adequate and timely applications for authorisation by introducing them to available guidance, formats, manuals and tools for applications 

The meeting gathered more than 50 industry participants and other experts.  



Final programme




OpeningMatti Vainio, ECHA

Why should you apply for an authorisation? - Matti Vainio, ECHA - [Play recording]

Content and submission of applications Peter Simpson, ECHA - [Play recording]

Process and support (including timelines, submission windows, PSIS, support pages, Q&As)Denis Mottet, ECHA - [Play recording]

Evaluation of Applications by Committees (including Trialogue)Tim Bowmer, ECHA - [Play recording]

Description of uses for authorisation / Broad information on usesThierry Nicot, ECHA - [Play recording]

Analysis of Alternatives and Socio-economic Analysis in Authorisation - Kalle Kivelä, ECHA - [Play recording]

CSR, SEA and AoA for defining the scope of the applicationHugo Waeterschoot, Eurometaux - [Play recording]

Public consultation on alternativesElina Liopa, ECHA - [Play recording]

"Unauthorised" myths of Applications for AuthorisationErwin Annys, Cefic - [Play recording]

Joint versus Individual applications and Downstream User considerationsHugo Waeterschoot, Eurometaux - [Play recording]

Experience from a Downstream User point of view - Elke Van Asbroeck, Apeiron - Team NV - [Play recording]

ConclusionsMatti Vainio, ECHA 



The list of participants who agreed to have their name published [PDF]


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