August 21, 2014
The European Union (EU) has adopted the Commission Regulation (EU) No 895/2014 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 nine (9) substances to the Authorization List (Annex XIV of REACH). The regulation was signed in Brussels on August 14, 2014 and published in the Official Journal on August 19, 2014.
The following entries were added:
- Formaldehyde, oligomeric reaction products with aniline (technical MDA)
- Arsenic acid
- Bis(2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme)
- 1,2-dichloroethane (EDC)
- 2,2′-dichloro-4,4′-methylenedianiline (MOCA)
- Dichromium tris(chromate)
- Strontium chromate
- Potassium hydroxyoctaoxodizincatedichromate
- Pentazinc chromate octahydroxide
This brings the number of substances on the Authorization List to 31.
Why It Matters
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.
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.
How UL Can Help
Across our global network of laboratories, UL’s third-party testing services can help ensure regulatory compliance with REACH requirements.