DEKRA Hazardous Substance Experts Cite Application Deadline
NPEs soon to require authorization
Companies that process nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) or use products containing them must prepare for the fact that these substances will soon require authorization. Anyone wishing to use these substances in future must submit an application for authorization to the ECHA by July 4, 2019. Preparing an application for authorization is very time-consuming, warn the hazardous substance experts at DEKRA. To make sure that they don’t miss the deadline, companies should start preparing their applications at least nine months in advance.
- A chemical safety report illustrating how hazards to humans and the environment are to be adequately controlled through the use of technical procedures. Supporting evidence must be provided in the form of workplace and emission measurements and model calculations.
- An analysis of alternatives describing what alternative substances exist, and why, from a technical and financial perspective, they are not currently suitable for use.
- A socio-economic analysis in the form of a monetized assessment of the overall benefit from use of the substance relative to the damage caused by it.