Monday February 15, 2021
ECHA Targets Review of All SVHCs by 2027
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) February 4 said that it is aims – by 2027 – to finish work on all REACH registered substances of very high concern (SVHCs). This goal applies regardless of whether the substances are high priority for regulatory risk management, high priority for data generation, or low priority for attention.
It highlighted this target in its report (bit.ly/3q514U1) on the progress of its SVHC work as set in a 2013 roadmap (PSL, 2/11/13). Met milestones included:
On why substances have been included, ECHA explained:
"Relevant substances are those that have been registered for uses within the scope of authorisation under REACH. This definition gives priority to substances that are used by consumers and professionals or that have non-intermediate industrial uses in the EU. To discourage regrettable substitution, other types of substances (nonregistered or registered as intermediates only) that were structurally similar to prioritised substances could also be considered."