Public Consultation on Six Potential SVHC under REACH


Public Consultation on Six Potential SVHC under REACH

The European Chemical Agency has launched a new public consultation concerning six potential SVHC. Stakeholders can provide comments on these proposed SVHC until 19 October 2018. Comments will be taken into account when deciding whether the substances will be added to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC.

By Bureau Veritas Technical Services 3 minute read


On 4 September 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published six new potential Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidates (see table). After preparing dossiers for the substances, the ECHA has now invited interested parties to a public consultation in which they can provide comments within a timeframe of 45 days (until 19 October 2018).

A decision will be made as to whether the substances will be included to the ECHA Candidate List of SVHC after the consultation.

The Six Potential SVHCs:

Name CAS no. (EC no.) Reason for inclusion
2,2-bis(4'-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methylpentane 6807-17-6 (401-720-1) Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c)
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 207-08-9 (205-916-6)

Carcinogenic (Article 57a);
PBT (Article 57d); vPvB (Article 57e)

Fluoranthene 206-44-0 (205-912-4) PBT (Article 57d); vPvB (Article 57e)
Phenanthrene 85-01-8 (201-581-5) vPvB (Article 57e)
Pyrene 129-00-0 (204-927-3) PBT (Article 57d); vPvB (Article 57e)
Undecafluorohexanoic acid and its ammonium salt 307-24-4; 21615-47-4 (206-196-6; 244-479-6) Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health and environment (Article 57f)

Additional Information:

The SVHC public consultation page:

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