Download PDF
May 2, 2022

HSE Publishes the First Rolling Action Plan under UK REACH


The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the agency for the United Kingdom (UK) REACH, has created a Rolling Action Plan (RAP) to increase understanding of the hazard and risk profile of two substances on the Great Britain (GB) market. HSE states that “we have sought to complement rather than replicate evaluation work that has been or will be performed by other regulatory regimes (such as via EU REACH).”

The two substances that have been added to the RAP are:

YearSubstanceEC NoCAS RNInitial grounds for concern
2022Paraffin waxes and hydrocarbon waxes, chloro264-150-063449-39-8Environment: suspected PBT/vPvB
Exposure: wide dispersive use, high (aggregated) tonnage
20222,2′-Diallyl-4,4′-sulfonyldiphenol411-570-941481-66-7Environment: potential endocrine disrupter
Human Health: suspected CMR
Exposure: wide dispersive use
2023To be agreed in next update (by May 31, 2023)
2024To be agreed in update (by May 31, 2024)

HSE may have limited information on these substances and will consider data from a number of sources:

  • The GB specific data within the UK database (Comply with UK REACH-IT);
  • UK REACH processes (such as dossier evaluation), which will also develop with the embedding of the UK REACH system past the first year of operation; and
  • Other intelligence — such as horizon scanning of other regimes, both domestic (g., GB Classification, Labelling and Packaging regulation) and international (e.g., European Union (EU) REACH and other regulatory systems from other countries).

Companies that import, manufacture, use, or place these substances on the market should keep abreast of developments.