Clearer requirements for applications for authorization

Apr 04, 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recently released updated formats for applications for authorization on its website. The formats instruct applicants on how to present their analysis of alternatives and socio-economic analysis when applying for continuing the use of a substance of very high concern.

Since these updated formats become mandatory as of June 1, 2019, ECHA encourages applicants to familiarize themselves with the changes so they can be better equipped during the application process. According to ECHA,

“The updated formats aim to improve the transparency and efficiency of the application process and to speed up the decision making on applications for authorization and review reports.”

To get a better understanding of these regulatory updates, visit ECHA’s website here.

Why should you care?

It’s important to stay current with fluctuating industry regulations in order to be better equipped during application processes.