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Mrz 2014

REACH Candidate List: Extended to 151 substances

On 03, Mrz 2014 | In News, REACH | By Alisa Maier

On December 16, 2013, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has included seven new substances in the REACH candidate list which now contains 151 substances. For the seven new and the previously identified candidate substances, information requirements according to REACH article 7 and 33 are obligatory:

If a candidate substance is present in an article in a concentration above 0,1 mass percent, suppliers of this article – manufacturer, importer or distributor- have to inform their direct customers. In addition, manufacturers and importers of articles have to notify ECHA about the substance according to article 7, if

  • a candidate substance is present in the article above 0,1 mass percent, and
  • the total amount of this substance in the article totals more than 1 ton/year, and
  • the substance has not been registered at ECHA for that use.

If all three criteria are met, the manufacturer or importer has to submit a notification to ECHA within the following six months after the most recent update of the candidate list. For the above mentioned seven new candidate substances, the deadline is June 16, 2014.

Link to candidate list: http://echa.europa.eu/de/candidate-list-table

Further substances are expected to be put on the list until summer. 22 substances out of this list are or will be subject to authorization as they have been added to REACH Annex XIV already.