20 Feb 2018

The 13th version of the REACH Candidate List (CL) is expected to be published in June 2015 with more additions. Since suppliers or product manufacturers are continuously monitoring the CL to keep their product in compliance with REACH, it’s always good to know the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) earlier to start the proceedings.

Only two substances have been proposed for inclusion as SVHCs this time by the member states.

The European Chemical Agency completed the public consultation for the two potential SVHCs on 16 April 2015. If both proposed substances are identified as SVHCs then they will be included in the CL, which will then have 163 SVHCs.

Basis the member states finding of the two substances possessing ‘toxic for reproduction’ and ‘very persistent & very bio-accumulative’ properties, the proposal has been shared with ECHA. European commission will now be considering the comments from public consultation before making the decision to add them in the CL, scheduled to release this June.

Substance Details

Name EC Number CAS Number Proposing authority Reason for proposing

1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C6-10-alkyl esters; 1,2-benzenedicarboxylic acid, mixed decyl and hexyl and octyl diesters with ≥ 0.3% of dihexyl phthalate (EC No. 201-559-5)

271-094-0 68515-51-5 Sweden Toxic for Reproduction (Article 57 c)
272-013-1 68648-93-1

5-sec-butyl-2-(2,4-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [1], 5-sec-butyl-2-(4,6-dimethylcyclohex-3-en-1-yl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane [2] [covering any of the individual isomers of [1] and [2] or any combination thereof]

Netherlands vPvB (Article 57 e)

Obligations of Suppliers

The inclusion of a substance in the CL creates legal obligations for companies manufacturing, importing or using such substances. Thereby, the duty of all suppliers is to inform their customers about the inclusion or non-inclusion of SVHCs and the safe use of products. If an article contains a substance listed in the CL in a concentration exceeding 0.1 % weight/weight, then suppliers need to provide this information to their customers. This duty is described in Article 33 of REACH regulation and applies as soon as a substance has been included in the CL.