Candidate List: what is the goal of ECHA?
The aim of ECHA remains to ensure that all substances dangerous to human health and the environment are identified and used in accordance with the most appropriate measures of risk. The reasons that led to the inclusion of these 138 substances in the Candidate List are different. In the list there are 23 substances identified as PBT ( Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic) or vPvB (very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative) in terms of the criteria introduced in 2011 in Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation. 44 other subsances have been included in the Candidate List identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction according to the criteria defined in Article 57 of REACH. Other substances have been included in the list because they have been found evidence of likely effects on human health or the environment.
Candidate List: what are the obligations of the companies?
The obligations that may arise for companies from the inclusion of substances in the SVHC Candidate Listapply to substances, mixtures and articles containing them.
Producers and importers of articles containing the 54 new substances included in the Candidate List 2012 from 19 December have six months in which to make the notification to ECHA (as described in our Newsletter N° 50).
There are exceptions to the notification: when the substance has already been registered or when exposure can be included. As foreseen by REACH, a specific procedure will be followed to determine whether these substances should be included in the list of substances subject to authorization , in accordance with Annex XIV of the REACH Regulation.