Article

Four New Substances Added to the Candidate List

Posted on: July 26, 2019

by Eleanor Grimes

Four new substances were added to the Candidate List for authorisation on 16 July 2019 due to concerns over their effects on human health or to the environment.

Candidate list - Learn more about Four New Substances Added to the Candidate List

 

The inclusion of a substance on the Candidate List is due to their Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) properties, which can impact either human health or the environment. Once included on this list, companies have an obligation to notify if they produce articles that contain this substance at or above 0.1%, and for chemical products there is a requirement to produce a SDS if requested when the substance is present at the same concentration.

The Candidate List is part of the European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) mechanism to reduce the volume of SVHC chemicals in use. Once a chemical has been added to the Candidate List, it can then be put forward for inclusion in the Authorisation List (REACH Annex XIV) via the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP).

For LOLI subscribers with weekly updates (via ChemADVISOR Online, Hosted Desktop, or our API) this data is available via your database access.

Recommended Action items:

  • Check your formulations, and if necessary update any SDS, documents accordingly.
  • In the long term consider the necessity of the substance in the product, as you may need to either make sure a suitable authorisation application is put in or reformulate.

References:

Candidate list

CoRAP list

Authorisation list


Never Miss an Update:

UL’s global Regulatory Assurance Team contains more than 50 regulatory analysts worldwide, serving customers in six continents, with multi-lingual support in more than 30 languages. Our team can help you navigate the complex, ever changing regulatory landscape to understand and execute your compliance obligations.

For all of the latest regulatory news and the most important industry updates, sign up for our monthly Regulatory Round-Up Newsletter.



DISCLAIMER

The views, opinions and technical analyses presented here are those of the author, and are not necessarily those of UL LLC. All content is subject to copyright and may not be reproduced without prior authorization from UL. While the editors of this site may verify the accuracy of its content from time to time, we assume no responsibility for errors made by the author, editorial staff or any other contributor.