May 6, 2013
The European Union (EU) has adopted the Commission Regulation (EU) No 348/2013 amending Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) adding eight (8) substances to the Authorization List (Annex XIV of REACH). The regulation was signed in Brussels on April 17, 2013 and published in the Official Journal on April 18, 2013.
- Chromium trioxide
- Acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers (chromic acid and dichromic acid)
- Sodium dichromate
- Potassium dichromate
- Ammonium dichromate
- Potassium chromate
- Sodium chromate
This brings the number of substances on the Authorisation List to 22.
Why It Matters
Companies applying for continued use of a chemical substance listed in Annex XIV must demonstrate that the risks associated with the use of these substances are adequately controlled, or that the socio-economic benefits from their use outweigh the risks. Applicants must also investigate replacing these chemical substances with safer alternatives or technologies.
Inclusion of substances in the Authorization List apply to the listed substances on their own, in mixtures or in articles. Each substance in Annex XIV has a "sunset date," after which it must not be used or placed on the market without authorization.
How UL Can Help
UL consumer products group’s accredited laboratories can assist with third-party testing and certification requirements under the Annex XIV of REACH. Across our global network of laboratories, UL can perform all the REACH chemical testing requirements.
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