ECHA Considering Adding 6 Substances to REACH SVHC List

October 03, 2016 |Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU REACH SVHCOn September 6, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) proposed adding six substances to the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) List under the EU REACH legislation. ECHA is accepting comments regarding the proposed substance inclusions through October 21.

The six substances proposed for restriction per the REACH SVHC List are:

Substance Name EC Number CAS Number Proposing Authority Reason for Proposing Date of Publication Deadline for Commenting
4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A) 201-245-8 80-05-7 France Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
4-Heptylphenol, branched and linear [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 7 covalently bound predominantly in position 4 to phenol, covering also UVCB- and well-defined substances which include any of the individual isomers or a combination thereof] Austria Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
4-tert-butylphenol 202-679-0 98-54-4 Germany Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
Benzene-1,2,4-tricarboxylic acid 1,2-anhydride (trimellitic anhydride) 209-008-0 552-30-7 Netherlands Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57 f) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts
206-400-3
221-470-5
3108-42-7
335-76-2
3830-45-3
Sweden Toxic for reproduction (Article 57 c); PBT (Article 57 d) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016
p-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)phenol 201-280-9 80-46-6 Germany Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57 f) Sep. 6, 2016 Oct. 21, 2016

The most recent prior addition to the REACH SVHC List was one substance in June 2016.

More information for stakeholders and members of the public regarding submitting comments about the proposal can be found online here.

A Roadmap for REACH Compliance

The addition of these substances to the REACH SVHC List will place obligations on manufacturers and distributors of products that contain the substances. Updates to the REACH SVHC List can be expected every six months. The best practice to comply with this ever-changing regulation is to collect Full Material Declaration (FMD) data on all your parts so that you can be prepared whenever a new substance is restricted.

GreenSoft’s experienced worldwide team can help collect REACH SVHC statements and full-disclosure chemical data for your products and components for you, as well as keep you informed of the evolving regulations. GreenSoft will validate the collected product and component data for accuracy and formatting, and will help identify non-compliant parts and find second sources for non-compliant components. Learn more about GreenSoft’s REACH Compliance Services here.

If your company has an in-house team dedicated to collecting compliance data from your supply chain, try GreenData Manager software for managing that data and generating compliance reports. This user-friendly software program is affordable and integrates seamlessly with existing PLM/ERP programs.

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