CoRAP list 2015-2017 published including ZnO

Echa has introduced 134 substances, proposed for evaluation by the Member States, as part of its draft update to the Community Rolling Action Plan (Corap). The agency says these substances are allocated for evaluation under REACH, during 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The list contains 65 newly selected substances, and 69 from the plan adopted and published in March. Echa says the draft plan has been prepared in close cooperation with the member states, who have also proposed substances based on national priorities. In many cases, the initial concerns are related to persistent bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT) properties, suspected endocrine disruption, or carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic (CMR) properties in combination with wide dispersive use or consumer uses. In general, the uses of these substances cover various areas and are not limited to particular industrial, professional or consumer uses, the agency says.

As a next step, Echa’s Member State Committee will start its discussions on the draft plan, this week, and will prepare an opinion in February 2015. The agency will then adopt the final Corap update for 2015-2017 on the basis of this.

Echa's aim is to adopt and publish the final Corap update 2015-2017 by the end of March 2015. Following its publication, the respective member states have one year to evaluate substances specified for 2015 and, where regarded as necessary, to prepare a draft decision for requesting further information to clarify the suspected risks.

 

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