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ECHA's proposal to add new substances to the Authorisation List is now in public consultation


CORRIGENDUM: Comments can be submitted by 1 December 2014.

ECHA has launched a public consultation on its  draft recommendation of new substances to be included in the Authorisation List. Comments can be submitted by 1 December 2014. In parallel, ECHA facilitates a call by the European Commission on the possible socio-economic consequences of the inclusion of these substances in Annex XIV. 

Helsinki, 1 September 2014 - The Agency regularly recommends substances from the Candidate List for inclusion in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV of REACH) to the European Commission. Based on an assessment of the data from the registration dossiers and other available information, and the initial consultation of the Member State Committee, ECHA considers recommending the following priority substances:

  • Two substances obtained from coal tar: Anthracene oil; Pitch, coal tar, high temp.
  • Seven lead substances: Orange lead (lead tetroxide); Lead monoxide (lead oxide); Tetralead trioxide sulphate; Pentalead tetraoxide sulphate; Silicic acid, lead salt; Pyrochlore, antimony lead yellow; Acetic acid, lead salt, basic.
  • Four boron substances: Boric acid; Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous; Diboron trioxide; Tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, hydrate.
  • Seven phthalates: Diisopentylphthalate; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-8-branched alkyl esters, C7-rich; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters; 1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear; Bis(2-methoxyethyl) phthalate; N-pentyl-isopentylphthalate; Dipentyl phthalate.
  • 4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated. [1]
  • 1-Bromopropane (n-propyl bromide).

The recommendation also specifies the proposed conditions of the authorisation requirement for each substance. These conditions include the latest application and sunset dates.

Using the webforms available on ECHA's website, interested parties are invited to comment on the draft recommendation.

The information obtained during the public consultation will be used to further assess the workload associated to the recommended substances and, where relevant,  to refine the priority assessment using the agreed prioritisation approach. ECHA expects that a subset of the above substances will be selected for its final recommendation to the Commission. This will also take into account the capacity of ECHA and of the European Commission to handle the applications within the timelines defined in the legislation. The European Commission will eventually decide which of the substances from ECHA's recommendation to include in the Authorisation List and on the respective conditions applicable for each substance.

During the public consultation there is also the possibility to provide input for a call for information, by the European Commission, on the possible socio-economic consequences of the inclusion of the substances in Annex XIV. Such information will be passed on directly to the Commission and is not considered by ECHA in the recommendation process.

[1] The full name of this Candidate List entry, including clarification on which substances are covered, can be found at the Candidate List.


    · Two substances obtained from coal tar: Anthracene oil; Pitch, coal tar, high temp.

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