2017-07-10 17:45:42

THE SVHC CANDIDATE LIST UPDATE TO 174 SUBSTANCES

07 July 2017ECHA published  Decision adding PFHxS to SVHC Candidate List, at the same time BPA add endocrine disrupting properties as Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC. For BPA is already listed on the Candidate List because the toxic for reproduction, by now the SVHC Candidate List include total 17 batchs 174 substances.

In addition, the Commission adopted Implementing Decision (EU) C(2017) 4462 of 4

July 2017 identifying BBP, DEHP, DBP, DIBP as substances having endocrine disrupting properties whose effects to human health give rise to an equivalent level of concern. These four substances are already listed on the Candidate List their entries shall now be updated to reflect the additional intrinsic properties of concern.

 

New  Substances in SVHC Candidate List

No.

Substance Name

EC No.

CAS No.

Potential Use

Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC

1

Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS)

-

-

In paint, coatings, printing ink industries as flow flat, anti-sticking, antifouling agent.

vPvB (Article 57e)

 

Update of Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC Candidate List

No.

Substance Name

EC No.

CAS No.

Potential Use

Intrinsic property(ies) in SVHC

1

4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA)

201-245-8

80-05-7

Manufacture of polycarbonate, epoxy resins and chemicals; hardener in epoxy resins

Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)

Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) - human health)

2

Benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP)

201-622-7

85-68-7

Plasticizer synthetic resins and polymers (mainly PVC)

3

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

204-211-0

117-81-7

4

Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)

201-557-4

84-74-2

5

Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP)

201-553-2

84-69-5

 

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 totaling over on tonne per producer or exporter per year, and

ii. the substance is present in those articles above a concentration of 0.1% weight by weight.

More information

https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/eeed2c09-2263-25ad-49cd-a0926736c877

 

CTI Suggestion

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.

 

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