In a press release published on October 23, 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that 74 substances have been proposed for evaluation by EU Member States under the Community rolling action plan (CORAP) in the years 2020-2022. A full list of the chemicals and their public identities have been published in the draft plan. ECHA is encouraging registrants of these substances to begin “coordinating their actions and contact the evaluating Member State authority.” The agency notes that it is “important that information on the uses are up to date and exposure scenarios and related exposure estimations are clearly documented within the registrants’ chemical safety reports.”

14 of the substances are set to be evaluated in 2020, and 60 are scheduled for review in 2021 and 2022. The ECHA member state committee will now review this draft plan and publish an opinion in February 2020. Upon consideration of the opinion, ECHA may then adopt and publish the plan in March 2020.

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ECHA (October 23, 2019). “Member States to evaluate 74 substances in 2020-2022.”

Nanotechnology Industries Association (October 23, 2019). “ECHA publish draft CoRAP for 2020-2022 where some substances have a nanoform.”

Luke Buxton (October 23, 2019). “Echa proposes 74 chemicals for member state evaluation in 2020-2022.” Chemical Watch

ECHA (March 18, 2020). “Community rolling action plan update covering the years 2020, 2021 and 2022.” (pdf)