On March 17, 2015 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a press release to announce it had adopted the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2015-2017 with 134 substances to be evaluated. The evaluation shall clarify the initial concern that the manufacture and/or use of these substances may pose a risk to the environment or to human health. These initial concerns were often related to potential persistency, bioaccumulation and toxicity (PBT), endocrine disruption, or carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and toxicity to reproduction (CMR), in combination with wide dispersive use or consumer uses. Several substances on the CoRAP list are also used in food contact e.g., propyl paraben (CAS 94-13-3) or tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenol (CAS 25013-16-5). 21 Member States will carry out substance evaluation in the coming three years. Overall, 66 newly selected substances and 68 substances from the previous CoRAP update will be evaluated. A total of 48 substances are specified for 2015. The registrants of substances on the CoRAP list will be able to comment before any decision to request further information is taken.
ECHA (March 17, 2015). “Evaluation kicks off for 48 substances in 2015.”
ECHA (March 17, 2015). “Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) update covering years 2015, 2016 and 2017.” (pdf)