- Three suggested principles
- Strategy for defining and defending the uses applied for
- Major steps in the preparation of the Application
- Indicative timeline in the preparation of the Application
- Chemical Safety Report
- Analysis of Alternatives
- Substitution Plan
- Socio-Economic Analysis
- Administrative information
- Public Consultation on Alternatives
- RAC and SEAC opinion
- EU Commission Decision
- The Authorisation is granted: what now?
Spotlight on the elements of the Application for Authorisation
► Substitution Plan
If the applicant concludes in the Analysis of Alternatives that substitution by suitable alternatives is feasible, a substitution plan with an implementation timeline is compulsory. ECHA Committees and the Commission will consider this timetable in the opinion and decision process to establish the duration of the review period.The Substitution Plan:
- describes the proposed actions toward substitution with justification
- ndicates who will conduct the proposed actions
- suggests a timetable for proposed actions with justification
- indicates what are the remaining uncertainties and their possible mitigation
Beware! Different alternatives may suit different uses, which would imply the drafting of different substitution plans.
The Substitution Plan is a commitment to take actions needed to substitute the Annex XIV substance with a suitable alternative substance or technology within a specified timetable.