REACH - Publication of HSE’s draft recommendation (2021) for Annex 14 (the Authorisation List) - Disodium octaborate

Closed 30 Nov 2021

Opened 31 Aug 2021


Draft recommendation (2021) for inclusion of substances in Annex 14 of UK REACH

Periodically, HSE is required to recommend priority substances to be included on the authorisation list (Annex 14) of UK REACH. Before submitting this recommendation, HSE is required to make it publicly available on its website, inviting all interested parties to comment. HSE will update its recommendation, taking account of any comments received during this period.

Two substances are included in the draft recommendation (2021). The full list of substances included can be accessed via the ‘related documents’ section below. 

Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the substances included in the draft recommendation (2021) within 3 months of the publication date.

How to submit comments

Comments on the following substance can be submitted by accessing the online survey below:

Substance name: Disodium octaborate

CAS Number: 12008-41-2

EC Number: 234-541-0

This may include:

  • General comments on the recommendation
  • Comments on the proposed dates for the transitional arrangements
  • Information on uses that should be exempt (with an explanation as to why the use should be exempt)
  • Information on your position in the supply chain (e.g., manufacturer, importer, downstream user or importer of articles containing the substance) and use of the substance in GB

The background document on disodium octaborate provides further information. This can also be found in the ‘related documents’ section below.

Consultations close at 23:59 London time (BST) on the 30th November 2021.

To submit comments on Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP) (EC: 201-545-9  CAS: 84-61-7) please return to main consultation home page and select REACH – Draft first recommendation for Annex 14 - Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP).

HSE’s Confidentiality and GDPR statements

Information provided in response to this consultation may be subject to publication or disclosure in accordance with the access to information regimes (these are primarily the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA), the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR)). Statutory Codes of Practice under the FOIA and EIR also deal with confidentiality obligations, among other things.

If you would like us to treat any of the information you provide as confidential, please make this clear in your response. If we receive a request under FOIA or EIR for the information you have provided, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give an assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.

HSE will process all personal data in accordance with the GDPR. This means that personal data will not normally be disclosed to third parties and any such disclosures will only be made in accordance with the Regulations.


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