On March 26, 2014 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a press release announcing the adoption of the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2014-2016 by the ECHA Member State Committee (MSC) on February 6, 2014. The CoRAP update was prepared in close cooperation with the Member States and added 53 new substances raising concerns due to persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic, endocrine disrupting, carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic properties in combination with dispersive use. Substances listed include the food contact substances 4-nonylphenol (CAS 84852-15-3), nanosilver (CAS 7440-22-4), diethyl phthalate (CAS 84-66-2), the aluminum salts aluminum chloride (CAS 10043-01-3) and aluminum sulphate (CAS 10043-01-3), as well as a reaction product of bisphenol A and epichlorohydrin (both used in epoxy can coatings). The total of 120 substances on the CoRAP will be assessed by designated Member States. They may take 12 months to evaluate the substances and prepare a draft decision requesting additional information on the risks associated with the substances. 51 substances are to be evaluated in 2014; 48 and 21 in 2015 and 2016, respectively. If the initial risk of a substance is confirmed during the evaluation, Member States may take action to control the risk, including harmonized classification and labeling, restriction or authorization.
ECHA (March 26, 2014). “ECHA adopts the substance evaluation plan for 2014 – 2016.”