ECHA has launched a public consultation on a proposal for 6 substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to be added to the existing list. The public consultation will be open for 45 days and will end on the 21st of October 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 sixteenth batch SVHCs and be included in the candidate list for authorisation.
The proposed substances
As the SVHC Candidate List is consistently updated, companies are facing increasing numbers of control requirements. Producers of product are required to 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.