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September 18, 2023

ECHA Begins Public Consultation on Six Proposals to Identify New SVHCs

Lynn L. Bergeson Carla N. Hutton

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has begun a public consultation on six proposals to identify new substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances, including examples of their uses, are:

  • Bumetrizole, used in coating products, adhesives and sealants, and washing and cleaning products;
  • Dibutyl phthalate, used in metal working fluids, washing and cleaning products, and laboratory chemicals and polymers; and

Comments are due October 16, 2023. If a substance is identified as an SVHC, it will be added to the Candidate List for eventual inclusion in Annex XIV of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation (the authorization list).