ECHA has launched a public consultation on 4 proposed substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on 14 Apr 2016. Interested parties are invited to join the public consultation by posting their comments on the ECHA website. Substances passing the public consultation will become the fifteenth batch SVHCs and be included in the candidate list.
|No.||Substance Name||EC No.||CAS No.||Reason for proposing|
|1||(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4- methylphenyl) methylene] bicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2- one (4-methylbenzylidene camphor)||253-242-6||36861-47-9||Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f)|
|2||1,7,7-trimethyl-3-(phenyl methylene) bicyclo [2.2.1]heptan-2-one (3- benzylidene camphor)||239-139-9||15087-24-8||Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f)|
|3||Benzo [def]chrysene ( Benzo [a] pyrene)||200-028-5||50-32-8||Carcinogenic (Article 57 a) Mutagenic (Article 57 b) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) PBT (Article 57 d) vPvB (Article 57 e)|
|4||Dicyclohexyl phthalate (DCHP)||201-545-9||84-61-7||Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health and the environment (Article 57 f)|
Legal Obligations of Companies
Producers and exporters of articles containing any of the SVHC candidates shall notify ECHA if both of the following conditions apply:
i. the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over one ton per producer or exporter per year, and
ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.
As the SVHC Candidate List is consistently updated, companies are facing increasing numbers of control requirements. Producers of articles shall notify the ECHA within six months after a substance has been included in the SVHC Candidate List if they meet the conditions. Companies should focus on REACH news and take necessary preventative actions as soon as possible.