ECHA | Minutes of the 48th meeting of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis | September 2020



The Minutes of the 48th meeting of the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis includes the following items:

Restriction Annex XV dossiers

Opinion development

(*) Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), its salts and related substances

(*) Microplastics – status update

(*) Formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers – draft final opinion

(*) Five cobalt salts – draft final opinion

(*) Calcium cyanamide – draft final opinion

(*) Skin sensitizers – draft final opinion

Authorisation

Substitution Plans

The Secretariat informed the Committee about a request by the European Commission to ECHA to evaluate Substitution Plans. These Substitution Plans are expected to be submitted to ECHA between September and December 2020 by 12 applicants which received letters from the European Commission asking them to consider submitting the Substitution Plans.

The Secretariat informed the Committee that the evaluation will be carried out based on Article 77(3)(c) mandate to SEAC from the ECHA Executive Director. The expected deliverables by SEAC are addenda to the already adopted opinions on the relevant applications for authorisation.

Agreement on draft opinion

(*) Use of 4-(1,1,3,3- tetramethylbutyl) phenol, ethoxylated

(*) Use of Octyl- and nonylphenolethoxylates Requests under Article 77(3)(c)

(*) Revision of derogations from proposed restrictions on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances; C9-C14 perfluorocarboxylic acids (C9-C14 PFCA), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances

Presentation by RIVM on the state of play on a draft publication advancing on the cost effectiveness for PBT and vPvB substances though comparative analysis at emission and environmental stock

Presentation by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) on the project regarding the technical and economic feasibility of alternatives to the use of chromium trioxide for functional and/or decorative chrome plating

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