REACH news updates from ECHAFirst Substance evaluation list submitted to member states
ECHA has submitted the first proposed list of substances for evaluation by Member States under the evaluation process of the REACH regulation. The draft Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) identifies substances that are suspected of posing a risk to human health or the environment. Following the evaluation further information may be requested from the registrants of the substances if additional data is considered necessary to clarify the suspected risk. Alternatively, it may be concluded that the substance does not constitute a risk and no further data is needed.
The initial concerns are related to substances with potential persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic [PBT] properties, suspected endocrine disruption, or carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic properties in combination with wide dispersive or consumer use(s).
ECHA’s aim is to adopt the final list of those substances to be evaluated by the end of February 2012. The final list will indicate the Member State responsible for the evaluation of each substance, the initial reasons of concern and the year of evaluation. The evaluating Member States will prepare a draft decision for requesting further information from registrants to clarify the suspected risks. Such draft decisions will be reviewed and agreed by the other Member States, ECHA and the Member State Committee before it becomes effective. Registrants of substances listed will be provided an opportunity to comment before any final decision to request further information will be taken.
CORAP list: http://echa.europa.eu/doc/reach/evaluation/corap_2011.pdf
Substance identified but not registered in 2010
ECHA has published a list of substances that were intended to be registered by the 2010 deadline, but have not been as yet. The list includes an indication of why the registration has not been submitted after ECHA surveyed the pre-registrants, these include the substance registered with a different EC / List number, the registration has been postponed or there was no response to the survey.
Downstream Users should check the list in case a substance they use and expecting to be registered in 2010 has not been registered.
List of substances intended to be registered but were not by 1 December 2010:
New procedure for submitting alternative chemical names
A new online form allows manufacturers, importers and downstream users to request the use of alternative chemical names to ECHA, only if they believe that the disclosure of a substance name on the label of their mixtures or in the safety data sheets reveals business secrets. The submission will be evaluated by ECHA and will only be permitted if certain conditions are met as stated in Annex 1.4 of the CLP regulations.
More information on how to request an alternative chemical name for a substance in mixtures is on the ECHA website:
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