What is the ECHA recommendation?
Ten substances recommended for the authorisation by ECHA are chosen according to their danger characteristics and for the volume used, as well as the potential use related to human exposure. In the choice of substances ECHA has taken account of the comments received during the public consultation last summer and the opinion of the Committee of Member States on the substances in question.
For each substance recommended for the authorisation approval, and then for inclusion in Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation, has been suggested a date by which the companies concerned may use the substances in Europe only after obtaining the authorisation.
The final decision on the inclusion of substances in Annex XIV, that consists of a list of authorisation will be taken by the European Commission in collaboration with Member and the European Parliament.
The authorisation scheme is one of the key mechanisms of the REACH Regulation for the protection of human health and the environment. In fact, including these ten SVHC list for authorisation, the Agency shall ensure that their risk is properly controlled and that the substances in question are progressively replaced with alternative substances or technologies.