ECHA is seeking additional information on uses of 7 substances to be recommended for the authorisation list.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is looking for information on the possible uses of seven (7) new substances that ECHA is considering recommending for the authorisation list. Most wanted is information of uses, that can lead to a possible exemption from the authorisation requirements of the substances.

A substance on the authorisation list can only be placed/used on the market after a given date, if authorisation is granted for a specific use of that substance.

The deadline for submitting additional information for ECHA’s consideration is the 5th of June 2020.

The substances in question are:

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

 Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6)

Terphenyl, hydrogenated

Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)

Disodium octaborate

Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2-anhydride (trimellitic anhydride; TMA)

The European Commission (EC) is also looking for comments on potential socio-economic impacts that would occur, were the seven substances placed on the authorisation list. Note that this information will not be considered by ECHA.

To submit your information to ECHA, visit this page and follow the instructions on the site:

If your company is using any of the substances listed above, do not miss this opportunity to provide your comments by giving the right information, at the right time and with the right strategy. At REACHLaw we are glad to help you during the public consultations phase to achieve the best possible outcome for your business.

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