Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Six Chemicals in Draft Proposal to be Added to REACH Authorization Annex
The European Commission has drafted a proposal to amend Annex XIV of the REACH regulation. Annex XIV lists the substances which are subject to the authorization requirements. For those who have followed The Dake Page, all of the substances listed in the various candidate lists (and upcoming ones) are in line for the authorization phase should manufacturers or importers choose to support continued limited uses pending development of replacements.
The six chemicals proposed in the draft include musk xylene, MDA, HBCDD, DEHP, BBP and DBP into Annex XIV.
After the "sunset date," these substances would only be eligible to remain on the market for specific uses, and only for those specific operators who have applied for and been granted an authorization in accordance with REACH.
More in the coming days. Lots of US TSCA related activity.