The Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) update for the years 2020 2022 lists 74 substances for evaluation by the Member State competent authorities under the substance evaluation process of the REACH Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (Articles 44 to 48). The plan contains seven newly allocated substances and 67 substances as already published in the previous CoRAP on 19 March 2019. The substances are distributed for evaluation in years 2020, 2021 and 2022 between 17 Member States. In 2020, 14 substances are to be evaluated by seven Member States. In 2021 and 2022, it is planned to evaluate 32 and 28 substances, respectively. However, in March 2021 this plan is going to be updated again and changes may be introduced for the substances listed for years 2021 and 2022 (Article 44(2) of the REACH Regulation). Also substances may be added or withdrawn for those years. The CoRAP update has been prepared in close cooperation with the Member States, taking into account the criteria for selection of substances1 . A draft CoRAP was submitted on 10 October 2019 to the Member States and to the Member State Committee (MSC) for its opinion. The draft CoRAP was published on the ECHA website on 10 October 2019. ECHA adopted the updated CoRAP on the basis of the opinion of the MSC taken on 10 December 2019 and published it on 18 March 2020 on its website. Comparing to the previous CoRAP update for years 2019 2021, 52 changes were made in the year of evaluation in the CoRAP update 2020-2022 postponing the evaluation year. The main reason was awaiting results from ongoing dossier evaluation processes on the same substance. A secondary reason was aligning the timing for similar substances in order to achieve higher consistency between assessments including awaiting results for similar substances, as well as limited resources of the evaluating Member State. Two of the existing entries have been withdrawn upon requests of the evaluating Member State having revised the respective cases. The underlying reasons are that in one case the only registrant ceased manufacture of the substance rendering an evaluation obsolete. In the second case the designated Member State revised the initial ground of concern and considered that the evaluation of the substance was currently not needed. The withdrawn substances are:
Isopropyl naphthalene (249-535-3) and
3-methyl-1,5-pentanediyl diacrylate (264-727-7).
A description of the substance evaluation process and CoRAP is available on ECHAs website . In the CoRAP update the grounds for the initial concern that triggered the selection of substances for evaluation are briefly described. The concerns per substance are explained in more detail in the related justification documents available in the dynamic CoRAP table published on ECHA website3 . In the CoRAP the contact information of the Member State competent authority is provided for each substance to facilitate interaction of registrants with evaluating authorities. ECHA encourages such interaction in order to clarify any concerns related to the substances in question4 . While this applies to all substances on the CoRAP, it is particularly relevant for substances to be evaluated in 2020.