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Feb 2011

Annex XIV filled with 6 SVHCs

On 18, Feb 2011 | In News @en | By KuL-Blog

The following 6 substances of very high concern (svhc) have been put into Annex XIV of the REACH regulation yesterday, and for further sales or use are from now on subject to authorization.

•      5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (musk xylene)
•      4,4`-diaminodiphenylmethane – MDA
•      hexabromocyclododecane – HBCDD
•      bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate – DEHP
•      benzylbutylphthalate – BBP
•      dibutylphthalate – DBP

After the so called “Sunset Date” as a grace period in 2014 and 2015, those substances are not allowed to be placed on the marked or used unless companies have successfully passed the authorization process.
For an authorization, companies have to prove taking security measures that are necessary for an appropriate control of risks, or state that the benefit for the economy and the society prevails.
If there are existing substitutes or technical procedures as a feasible alternative, schedules for the conversion have to be presented.
Substances that are put on Annex XIV remain part of the candidate list and subject to the information requirements for substances in articles.