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December 29, 2023

Draft CoRAP Update Lists 28 Chemicals for Evaluation by EU Member States for 2024-2026

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has released a draft Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) update for 2024-2026. The draft CoRAP contains 28 substances, including 11 new substances compared to the current CoRAP for 2023-2025; ten substances are planned for evaluation in 2024, including evaluation of four substances as a group, and 18 are divided for evaluation in 2025 and 2026. The draft update states that from the 24 substances included in the CoRAP update published in March 2023, one is proposed to be withdrawn as substance evaluation is currently considered to be a low priority. According to the draft update, for this substance, a compliance check is needed first. ECHA may put the substance on the CoRAP again, if after the conclusion of the dossier evaluation process, concerns remain beyond what can be clarified through dossier evaluation. ECHA notes that it prepared the draft in close cooperation with European Union (EU) member states, taking into account the criteria for selection of substances. ECHA submitted the draft update on November 30, 2023, to the Member State Competent Authorities and the ECHA Member State Committee. The Committee is expected to give its opinion on the draft update in February 2024. On the basis of the Committee’s opinion, ECHA aims to adopt and publish the CoRAP update for 2024-2026 in March 2024. ECHA encourages registrants to look at the draft list of substances planned for evaluation in 2024 and update their dossiers to include all relevant information before March 2024.