The SVHC identification process
On request of the European Commission, a Member State or the ECHA may propose the classification of a substance as substance of very high concern (SVHC). If such classification occurs, the aforementioned substance will be added to the candidate list for its eventual inclusion in Annex XIV. The inclusion of a substance in the candidate list generates legal obligations for companies producing, importing or using such substance as is, in preparations, or in items.
In order to evaluate a substance as possible SVHC, the proposer of such request must prepare a specific dossier. Once the dossier has been submitted, a public consultation takes place. In this way, interested parties can give their feedback concerning the specific SVHC proposal.
Substances subject to these new proposals
The following substances are object of these new proposals:
- benzo[k]fluoranthene (EC 205-916-6; CAS 207-08-9), dossier submitted by Belgium;
- fluoranthene (EC 205-912-4; CAS 206-44-0, 93951-69-0), dossier submitted by Belgium;
- Undecafluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA) (EC 206-196-6; CAS 307-24-4) and its ammonium salts (APFHx) (EC 244-479-6; CAS 21615-47-4) , dossier submitted by Germany;
- 2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane (EC 401-720-1; CAS 6807-17-6), dossier submitted by Sweden;
- Pyrene (EC 204-927-3; CAS 129-00-0) , dossier submitted by France;
- Phenanthrene (EC 201-581-5; CAS 85-01-8) , dossier submitted by France.
For more information concerning substance affected by these new proposals, candidate list and authorisation list, follow these links: