On April 12, 2023, ECHA submitted its 11th recommendation to the European Commission, which recommends the inclusion of 8 substances to the REACH Authorisation List to protect people and the environment.
The proposed list of substances are:
|Substance name||CAS No.||EC No.||SVHC property|
2-(4-tert-butylbenzyl) propionaldehyde and its individual stereoisomers
Toxic for reproduction
|Toxic for reproduction|
|71868-10-5||400-600-6||Toxic for reproduction|
|119313-12-1||404-360-3||Toxic for reproduction|
|71850-09-4||276-090-2||Toxic for reproduction|
Orthoboric acid, sodium salt
|13840-56-7||237-560-2||Toxic for reproduction|
As early as 2014, ECHA has prioritised these substances in the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC). On February 2, 2022, the draft recommendation for inclusion of 8 substances was published by ECHA for consultation. Certain issues concerning the uses of these substances, their possible exemptions from the authorisation requirement and on the structure and complexity of their supply chains were discussed and requested for further information.
Once adopted, this recommendation would subject lead metal to the same regulatory requirements as other lead compounds with similar uses and have already been recommended for addition to the Authorisation List.
ECHA has the legal obligation to regularly recommend substances from the Candidate List for the EU Commission to include in the Authorisation List. Substances recommended to be included in the Authorization List are considered to be of very high concern (SVHC), either because of their hazardous properties or because of their widespread use in consumer products.
Once a substance is included in the Authorisation List, producer, importer or downstream users need to apply for authorization before the latest application date to continue using or placing it on the European Economic Area (EEA) market. Without authorisaiton, its use or placement will be banned after given sunset date.