On January 17th, 2023, ECHA added nine new substances to the SVHC Candidate List, it contains now 233 substances.
All Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) can be found in the Candidate List on the ECHA website. Details about the recently added Substances of Very High Concern were provided by ECHA in document D(2022)9120-DC on 16 December 2022.
The inclusion of new substances in the Candidate List is the result of a consultation process. ECHA, the European Chemical Agency, collects feedback from interested parties and then decides about the addition of new substances to the Candidate List. A summary of the process can be found in ECHA document D(2021)10043-DC.
ECHA reasons that the consultation period preceding the decision provides sufficient time to prepare.
The obligations apply to all SVHC that are present in an article above 0,1 % weight-weight (w/w). If this is the case for one or more of the (new) SVHC then:
Only for the “notification” obligation - for SVHC’s in quantities of more than one tonne per year - there is a period of maximum six months after inclusion to submit the notification to ECHA.
More information on the obligations such as the SCIP database can be found on ProductIPedia.