ECHA has now published the list of 90 chemicals that will undergo Evaluation for potential further restrictions under the REACH Community rolling action plan or CoRAP program based on PBT and toxicity concerns seen in the dossiers submitted to date. The “responsible” Member State will have 12 months to review its chemicals (split into batches over 3 years) and may ask for further information of registrants:
This request might go beyond the standard information requirements of REACH (Annexes VII to X) and it may pertain to the intrinsic properties of the substance or its exposure. For example, registrants may need to provide studies on mode of action or monitoring of concentration levels in organisms or the environment.
Recommendations will be made to the other member states and ECHA will finally decide after public comment. They may decide that current risk management is adequate. Or not.
Some pretty basic chemicals on the list: formaldehyde, methanol, silver, titanium dioxide. Also the usual suspects: phthalates, chlorinated paraffins, BPA, triclosan, etc. Check out the chemicals and the concern areas here.