Last week, ECHA published the new format to use when applying for authorisation to use substances of very high concern (SVHC). This updated format is easier to fill in and combines the analysis of alternatives, the socio-economic analysis and, when relevant, a substitution plan into a single document.
The possibility to submit separate documents has been removed making the application process more efficient and the documents more coherent. The instructions on confidentiality have also been updated.
Applicants should start using these formats immediately. However, applications may be submitted in the old format until the end of 2021.
To the application formats: https://echa.europa.eu/en/applying-for-authorisation/preparing-applications-for-authorisation