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ECHA has prepared a proposal to update the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2014-2016. The draft update contains 125 substances that are proposed for review by 22 Member States under the substance evaluation process of REACH. It contains 56 newly selected substances and 69 substances that come from the update published on 20 March 2013.

he draft update for 2014-2016 has been prepared in close cooperation with the Member States, taking into account the agreed risk-based criteria for the selection of substances. The Member States have also proposed substances based on national priorities. 22 Member States will take part in the substance evaluation work in the coming three years.

ECHA has submitted the draft CoRAP update for 2014-2016 to the Member State competent authorities and the Member State Committee. The Committee starts its discussions this week and will prepare an opinion on the draft plan in February 2014. ECHA will then adopt the final CoRAP update for 2014-2016 on the basis of the Committee’s opinion. The CoRAP process does not include a public consultation. However, ECHA informs the stakeholders of the progress made by publishing this draft list of substances and encourages registrants of the substances to start coordinating their actions and to have early interactions with the evaluating Member States.

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