ECHA Adds Another Two Substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs
Helsinki, 14 June 2023 - The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially announced the 29th batch of 2 substances of very high concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of substances on the SVHC list (also known as the Candidate List) to 235.
ECHA has Published a Public Consultation on Two Substances Proposed to be Identified as SVHCs
On February 17, 2023, ECHA published a public consultation on two substances that are proposed to be identified as substances of very high concern (SVHC). Related enterprises may make comments on the two substances before April 3, 2023.
Nine Substances Added into SVHC Candidate List
On January 17, 2023, ECHA added nine substances to the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 233 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.
Resorcinol Could be Identified as an SVHC Under CLP Regulation Amendment
The European Commission is preparing an amending act proposing to introduce new hazard classes for endocrine disruptors in the CLP Regulation (EC No. 1272/2008). Within one year of the entry into force of the amending act, the EU Commission shall ask European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to assess whether resorcinol meets the class of endocrine disruptors and whether it should be identified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC).
One Substance Added to SVHC Candidate List
10 Jun. 2022, ECHA has added 1 substance into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 224 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.
ECHA Proposed to Identify N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide as SVHC
On 4 Mar. 2022, ECHA has released a proposal on identifying N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide as a substance of very high concern for its carcinogenicity (Article 57a) and mutagenicity (Article 57b). This proposal is still under public consultations, interesting parties may send their comments to ECHA before 19 Apr. 2022. The substance will be added into the SVHC Candidate List after it passes the public consultation.
The European Commission has Passed the Resolution on Adding Resorcinol into SVHC Candidate List
In the end of January 2022, the European Commission has formally voted on whether to add resorcinol into SVHC Candidate List. Results show that most of the member states agree to list this substance as SVHC due to its endocrine disrupting properties. According to the majority rule, resorcinol will finally be added into the SVHC Candidate List.
Four Substances Added into SVHC Candidate List
17 Jan. 2022, ECHA has added 4 substances into the Candidate List of SVHCs. The Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs) now contains 223 substances that may have serious effects on people or the environment.
SCIP Database has Officially been Published
Up to 14 Sep. 2021, around 6000 companies across the European Union have successfully complied with their new duty to notify ECHA about products containing substances of very high concern, SVHCs. The SCIP database now displays more than four million article notifications. Consumers or enterprises can now access to the data by article name or brand, product category, type of material or the chemical name. Background The SCIP Database is EU’s first public database of substan
ECHA Consulted on Proposals to Identifying 4 Substances as SVHC
3 Sep. 2021, ECHA has released a proposal for eight chemical substances to be identified as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). Member States or ECHA, on request of the European Commission, may propose a substance to be identified as an SVHC by preparing a dossier in accordance with the requirements set out in Annex XV to REACH. All interested parties are invited to submit comments on such reports during the consultation. The proposal is now under public consultation and