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Authorisation and Restriction in REACH

One of the main reason of EU promote REACH Regulation which is gathering most chemical legislation under an umbrella, is to protect environment and human health from the risks and hazards coming from chemicals. For this aim, procedures like registration has established to find more information on chemicals; and like notification/authorisations and restrictions to minimize or avoid the exposure of the hazardous substances to human and environment.

REACH Regulation brings different provisions for the substances have serious and often irreversible effects on humans and environment (Substances of Very High Concern-SVHC). The manufacturing, trading or using these substances which are carsinogenic, mutagenic, toxic, persistent and/or bioaccumulative can be controlled or limited or may subject to authorisation.

Substances that are included in the Candidate List by ECHA have been identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). The inclusion of a substance in the List may have legal obligations on companies and those substances may subject to Authorisations by decision of the European Commission if they include to the Annex XIV of REACH.

(Follow the links to find out more about the related procedure)

Authorisation = REACH Regulation Annex XIV
Restrictions = REACH Regulation Annex XVII

Sources:

Authorisation - http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/authorisation  
Restriction - http://echa.europa.eu/regulations/reach/restriction