On Sep 3, 2012, the second Substances of Very High Concerns (SVHC) consultation list of this year was published by the European Chemical Agency (ECHA). An unprecedented large update, including 54 proposals added for consultation for the identification of SVHC candidates, has been taken by ECHA in order to fulfill the public commitment made by European Commissioners of 136 substances on the SVHC candidate list by the end of 2012. The consultation will last for 45 days until Oct 18 2012 and
REACH Enforcement: 802 Authorisation Inspections, Criminal Prosecutions Launched
The latest enforcement report (June 2017) of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation has highlighted the lengths enforcement authorities are ready to go to ensure compliance with authorisation requirements – even to the extent of criminal prosecution.The new report details some 802 inspections conducted in companies across 17 European countries. Onsite inspections accounted for 359 of these, while the remainder were desktop inspections. Specifically,...
Four new SVHCs added to REACH Candidate List
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has officially added four substances of very high concern (SVHCs) to the Candidate List for authorization, bringing the total number of substances on the list to 173. The new additions of January 12, 2017 are: 4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A; BPA) Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear These SVHCs were added to the Candidate List for varying reasons pertaining...
REACH Enforcement Action to Focus on CLP, SVHC and PIC
The Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement is set to launch a new enforcement campaign focusing on the classification and labeling of mixtures and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). This comes as part of its sixth major coordinated enforcement project under REACH and encompasses three key enforcement priorities for 2018. First, national enforcement authorities will conduct rigorous checks on classification, labeling and packaging (CLP) obligations. Primarily, this pertains to notifying classifications to the...
REACH: Six New Substances Proposed for Candidate List
Six new Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) have been proposed for eventual addition onto the Candidate List for authorization. Substances with potential adverse effects on the environment and human health are labelled as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). European Union Member States or the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) can propose a substance be labelled as an SVHC. First, the substances are notified to the Registry of Intentions, then they are subject to a 45 day public consultation prior to...
Progress in identifying and managing risks of substances that matter most
The second report of the SVHC Roadmap implementation is now available and describes the main achievements and progress of the activities covered under the SVHC Roadmap to 2020 (screening, generation of data and assessment and risk management option analysis (RMOA)) in 2015. It also provides an update on regulatory risk management activities under the REACH and CLP regulations and looks ahead to activities planned for 2016. The different blocks of the SVHC Roadmap are now well in place and support the identificatio...