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In a joint session between RAC and SEAC, the committees concluded that as part of their opinion they would recommend to the Commission the duration of the review period for the use applied for. This had already been indicated in their joint opinion format for applications for authorisation agreed in 2012.


The committees agreed now on the main principle that they could recommend either a “normal”, “short” or “long” review period. The committees will reflect how many years the “normal”, “short” and “long” review periods could be and if there are exceptional circumstances, to deviate from this. The aim is that the committees will agree on the actual durations in their September 2013 meetings. The agreed approach of the committees will be made available on ECHA’s website to give market operators certainty on the way the recommendations will be formulated.


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