The Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), with the consent of Scottish and Welsh Ministers, has made decisions on two transitional applications for authorisation for the time-limited use of SVHC under UK REACH.
The Defra Secretary of State has granted authorisation to the applicant Chemetall Limited for the following use of 4-nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated (4-NPnEO):
Mixing, by aerospace companies, and their associated supply chains, including the Applicant, of base polysulfide sealant components with 4-NPnEO-containing hardener, resulting in mixtures containing <0.1% w/w of 4-NPnEO for aerospace uses that are exempt from authorisation under Art. 56(6)(a) of EUR 2006/1907.
The Defra Secretary of State has granted authorisation to the applicant Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Products Ltd for the following use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO):
4-tert-OPnEO as a detergent in the production of bead components for in-vitro diagnostic kits for an immunoassay platform.
These authorisation decisions were made under Article 127G which relates to a transitional measure of UK REACH.
Transitional applications received by the Defra Secretary of State are published on GOV.UK