Posted by Selerant EHS on 20/12/2017

The identification of SVHC substances

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ECHA, on request of the European Commission, or a Member State may propose a substance to be identified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). If such proposal is accepted, the aforementioned substance will be added to the Candidate List for its eventual inclusion in the Authorization List (REACH Annex XIV). The inclusion of a substance in the Candidate List generates legal obligations for companies producing, importing or using such substance as is, in preparations or in items.

The submittants of a proposal have to prepare a specific dossier, which is requested for the evaluation of the substance as possible SVHC. Following the successful submission of the dossier, a public consultation is started, in which concerned parties are invited to comment on the proposal of identification as SVHC.

Intentions of SVHC identifications are made public during the phase of preparation of the dossier itself. In this way more concerned parties can contribute to a single dossier, avoiding the submitting of multiple dossiers for the same substance.

The substances being object of the new intentions

More specifically, the following substances are the object of the new intentions:

  • benzo[k]fluoranthene (EC 205-916-6; CAS 207-08-9), whose dossier has been prepared by Belgium;
  • fluoranthene (EC 205-912-4; CAS 206-44-0, 93951-69-0), whose dossier has been prepared by Belgium;
  • lead (metallic) (EC 231-100-4, CAS 7439-92-1), whose dossier has been prepared by Sweden.

For more information about the three substances object of the new intentions, the Candidate List and the Authorization List, please visit the following ECHA links:

Newsletter 105

Topics: Europe

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