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Eight Substances Added to EU’s Authorization List; Possible Impact Under California‘s SCP Regulations

The European Union (EU) has adopted an amendment to Annex XIV of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical (REACH) substances regulation. Annex XIV, represents the Authorization List of the REACH program, and the amendment was published on April 18, 2013. The amendment will add trichloroethylene, chromium trioxide, acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers, sodium dichromate, potassium dichromate, ammonium dichromate, potassium chromate and sodium chromate to the authorization list. The elevation of these chemicals under REACH could translate to an elevated interest in these chemicals under California's Safer Consumer Product regulations.

For more background please visit our previous advisory.

Written by Maureen Gorsen, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP | Follow us on Twitter