UK REACH authorisation decisions

2022-03-07

The Secretary of State for Defra, with the consent of Scottish and Welsh Ministers, has made decisions on four transitional applications for authorisation for the time-limited use of substances of very high concern (SVHC) under UK REACH.   

The Defra Secretary of State has granted authorisation to:

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies UK Limited for the following use of 4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO):

Use as a detergent in the purification process of G-CSF (Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor) inclusion bodies.

Tata Steel UK Ltd for the following use of chromium trioxide and sodium dichromate:

Use for Passivation of electrolytic tinplate (ETP)

Tata Steel UK Ltd for the following use of chromium trioxide:  

The use for the manufacture of electrolytic chromium/chromium oxide coated steel (ECCS)

Beckman Coulter UK Ltd for the following uses of:

4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethylbutyl)phenol, ethoxylated (4-tert-OPnEO); and

4-nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated (4-NPnEO)

Downstream, clinical use of 4-tert-OPnEO and 4-NPnEO-containing laboratory products that require registration, licensing, approval, and monitoring by country-based health authorities. These products are designed for use in dedicated clinical chemistry, immunology, haematology and flow cytometry laboratory instruments and assays (use 3)

Downstream, non-clinical use of 4-tert-OPnEO and 4-NPnEO-containing laboratory products designed for use in flow cytometry, genomics and particle characterization laboratory instruments and assays for quality control and research and development (use 4)

Downstream use of 4-tert-OPnEO-containing laboratory products which are being phased out from the market due to obsolescence or next generation formulations (use 5)

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.

Decisions made by the Defra Secretary of State are published on GOV.UK.

GOV.UK, 7 March 2022
; https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/authorisation-decisions-uk-reach