New update of Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

New update of Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs)

The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has released the new Candidate List of SVHCs on 10 June 2022.  With the addition of 1 new substance, the current list of SVHCs now contains 224 substances.

 

Below a table with the last substances included:

 

Substance name

EC number

CAS number

Reason for inclusion

1

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide

213-103-2

924-42-5

Carcinogenic; Mutagenic

 

It is mostly used in polymers and when manufacturing other chemicals, textiles, leather or fur, paints and coatings.

 

Legal obligations for companies related to SVHC substances:

 

Suppliers have to give their customers and consumers enough information to allow safe use of their articles if they contain a substance of very high concern (SVHC) above a concentration of 0.1 % (weight by weight)

  • Importers and producers of articles will have to notify ECHA if their article contains SVHC substances above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) and the substance is present in those articles in quantities totalling over 1 tonne per producer or per importer per year. The notifications have to be submitted within six months from the date it has been included in the list.
  • Suppliers of substances on the Candidate List, supplied either on their own or in mixtures, have to provide their customers with a safety data sheet.
  • Under the Waste Framework Directive (Directive 2008/98/EC on waste- WFD), any supplier of an article containing a substance of very high concern (SVHC) in a concentration above 0.1% weight by weight (w/w) on the EU market is required to submit a SCIP Notification on that article to ECHA, as from 5 January 2021. SCIP is the database for information on Substances of Concern in articles, as such or in complex objects (products), established under the WFD. The SCIP database complements the existing notification obligations for Candidate List substances in articles under REACH and its communication through the supply chain, according to Articles 7 (2) and 33 respectively.

Click here for getting the official List from ECHA’s website.

 

How to Comply with the Candidate List and EU REACH Regulation

 

At Eurofins | BLC, we can help your business comply with various aspects of both UK and EU REACH regulation, including:

 

Additional Chemical Compliance Benefits for Eurofins | BLC Members

 

  • Discounted testing and training
  • Chemical, material and product specifications
  • Advanced technical and regulatory support
  • Access to the REACH SVHC Risk Matrix – a useful tool developed by Eurofins | BLC to provide information on current SVHCs including the likelihood of their presence in particular materials and manufacturing processes
  • Access to the BLC Guide to Managing Chemical Requirement in Product – an RSL specification developed by Eurofins | BLC for Member’s use only

 

Contact Us Today

 

Get in touch with our chemical and regulatory experts by emailing [email protected], call +44 (0)1604 679 999 or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.

 

 

27 June 2022

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