On August 19th, the European Commission added nine (9) new substances on the Authorisation List (Annex XIV) of the REACH Regulation. These substances of very high concern had been prioritized by ECHA in January 2013 and are used, for instance, as solvents, anti-corrosion or curing agents.
The latest application dates range from February 2016 to July 2017. The Authorisation List currently contains a total of 31 substances.
Here is a link to official ECHA Authorisation List.
The Authorisation List is...The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has published the REACH Authorization List, in an effort to tighten the use of Substances of Very High Concern(SVHC)1. The list is an official recommendation from the ECHA to the European Commission.The list is also regularly updated and expanded, and currently comprises a total of 155 SVHC.
To sell or use these substances, manufacturers, importers and retailers in the European Union (EU) must apply for authorization from the ECHA. The applicant is to submit a chemical safety report on the risks entailed by the substance, as well as an analysis of possible alternative substances or technologies including present and future research and development processes.