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July 28, 2022

DEFRA Calls for Evidence on Amending UK REACH Authorization List


The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published two calls for evidence on amending Annex 14 of UK REACH to include the following substances:

In December 2021, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) recommended which substances of very high concern (SVHC) are a priority for inclusion in Annex 14. Following HSE’s recommendation, the appropriate authorities (Defra Secretary of State, Scottish and Welsh ministers) must decide whether those priority substances should be included in the list of substances subject to authorization (Annex 14 of UK REACH).

Defra will use the calls for evidence to inform the appropriate authorities’ consideration of HSE’s recommendation. Defra asks third parties with an interest in these substances to share any relevant information, including evidence about the use of the substance in Great Britain (GB), availability of alternatives, and impacts on the environment, public health, and society, as well as any general comments. Information is due August 12, 2022.