On 02, Sep 2011 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog
ECHA has proposed 20 new substances for inclusion in the candidate list end of August.
All these substances have been identified according to article 57 REACH that means they are either carcinogenic, mutagenic, toxic for reproduction of have other characteristics of very high concern.
Check if your substances are included in the proposal. What are the steps, affected companies (manufacturers, importers ore users of those substances) now have to take?
Any interested party can now submit their comments in the public consultation by October 13, 2011 the latest. Follow the consultation here.
After that, a final decision will be taken for each substance, whether or not to include the substance in the candidate list.
Being on the candidate list activates obligations information obligations for manufacturers, importers or traders of articles or even notification obligations.
Out of the candidate list, ECHA proposes substances for inclusion in Annex XIV on a regular basis followed by a consultation process. Substances listed in Annex XIV are not allowed to be manufactured, imported or used without an authorization. Currently, there are 6 substances listed in Annex XIV. The inclusion of further substances that passed the consultation process is foreseen to take place in autumn 2011.