At the end of March, the ECHA published its updated its Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) List. Companies can use the list to see which substances the responsible national agencies will examine in the next three years as part of the substance evaluation mandated in Articles 44–48 of REACH.
In total, some 24 substances will be examined. This year, six chemicals will be studied, including chlorobenzene and tert-butylphenyldiphenyl phosphate (tBuTPP). Both substances are widely used and are potentially endocrine-disrupting.
As a company, you should keep an eye on the list and check to see if you are affected as a registrant. If that’s the case, you initially have no direct legal repercussions to deal with. This also means not automatically that the chemicals do pose a risk to human health or the environment.
In any case, you should study the Registrant’s Guide – How to Act in Substance Evaluation.
You must observe these three points:
- Keep your registration dossier up to date, especially the information on the identity of the substance, its uses, exposure, and inherent properties.
- Make sure that co-registrants coordinate with each other and speak with one voice. Furthermore, they should get in touch with the agency in each country that is responsible for substance evaluation.
- Inform your downstream users and ensure that all relevant exposure information and also the updates safety data sheets are available.
KFT is regularly involved in evaluation processes. Do you market substances on the list? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.