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17.01.2023: REACH, EU : nine entries of substances of very high concern added to the candidate list

The European Chemicals Agency has added the following substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list:

name

EC/list number

CAS number

1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene]

253-692-3

37853-59-1

2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol

201-236-9

79-94-7

4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol

201-250-5

80-09-1

Barium diboron tetraoxide

237-222-4

13701-59-2

Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof

-

-

Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate

224-208-8

03.02.4247

Melamine

203-615-4

108-78-1

Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts

-

-

reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine

473-390-7

-

When an article contains more than 0.1% SVHC of the candidate list, this leads to information obligations for the supplier towards recipients and consumers.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/reach-clp-helpdesk/reach-helpdesk/stoffe-erzeugnisse.html
In Switzerland too, the information obligation towards recipients and consumers applies to suppliers of objects containing more than 0.1% of a substance listed in annex 3 ChemO.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/pflicht-hersteller/gegenstaende.html



15.06.2022: REACH, EU : 1 substance of very high concern (SVHC) added to the candidate list

The European Chemicals Agency has added the following substance:

name

EC/list number

CAS number

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide

213-103-2

924-42-5

When an article contains more than 0.1% SVHC of the candidate list, this leads to information obligations for the supplier towards recipients and consumers.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/reach-clp-helpdesk/reach-helpdesk/stoffe-erzeugnisse.html
In Switzerland too, the information obligation towards recipients and consumers applies to suppliers of objects containing more than 0.1% of a substance listed in annex 3 ChemO.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/pflicht-hersteller/gegenstaende.html


19.04.2022: 5 substances of very high concern have been added to annex XIV REACH, which now contains 59 substances subject to authorization.

• Tetraethyllead (TEL) (EC 201-075-4, CAS 78-00-2);
• 4,4'-bis(dimethylamino)-4''-(methylamino)trityl alcohol [with ≥ 0.1% w/w of Michler's ketone (EC 202-027-5) or Michler's base (EC 202-959-2)] (EC 209-218-2, CAS 561-41-1);
• Reaction products of 1,3,4-thiadiazolidine-2,5-dithione, formaldehyde and 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (RP-HP) [with ≥ 0,1% w/w 4-heptylphenol, branched and linear (4-HPbl)] (EC -, CAS -);
• 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (DOTE) (EC 239-622-4, CAS 15571-58-1);
• Reaction mass of 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4,4-dioctyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate and 2-ethylhexyl 10-ethyl-4-[[2-[(2-ethylhexyl)oxy]-2-oxoethyl]thio]-4-octyl-7-oxo-8-oxa-3,5-dithia-4-stannatetradecanoate (reaction mass of DOTE and MOTE) (EC -, CAS -).

After sunset date, their use or placing on the market for use without authorization will be prohibited in the EU. For questions on this matter, the Swiss REACH helpdesk is at your service.

REACH Helpdesk
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/reach-clp-helpdesk/reach-helpdesk/reach-zulassung.html

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/171
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/GA/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32020R0171

https://echa.europa.eu/en/authorisation-list



16.02.2022: Unitar e-course on Classifying and Labelling Chemicals According to the UN GHS

Unitar (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) is holding an e-course from 28 Mar 2022 to 3 Jun 2022 on Classifying and Labelling Chemicals According to the UN GHS.


10.02.2022: REACH, EU : four entries of substances of very high concern added to the candidate list

The European Chemicals Agency has added the following substances of very high concern (SVHC) to the candidate list:

name

EC/list number

CAS number

6,6'-di-tert-butyl-2,2'-methylenedi-p-cresol

204-327-1

119-47-1

tris(2-methoxyethoxy)vinylsilane

213-934-0

1067-53-4

(±)-1,7,7-trimethyl-3-[(4-methylphenyl)methylene]bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof (4-MBC)

-

-

S-(tricyclo(5.2.1.02,6)deca-3-en-8(or 9)-yl O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) O-(isopropyl or isobutyl or 2-ethylhexyl) phosphorodithioate

401-850-9

255881-94-8

When an article contains more than 0.1% SVHC of the candidate list, this leads to information obligations for the supplier towards recipients and consumers.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/reach-clp-helpdesk/reach-helpdesk/stoffe-erzeugnisse.html
In Switzerland too, the information obligation towards recipients and consumers applies to suppliers of objects containing more than 0.1% of a substance listed in annex 3 ChemO.
https://www.anmeldestelle.admin.ch/chem/en/home/themen/pflicht-hersteller/gegenstaende.html


05.02.2019 Unique Formula Identifier (UFI)

The following document describes the current situation regarding obtaining a UFI under art. 15a of the Chemicals Ordinance.


05.02.2019 Strategy for Chemical Safety

Bearing in mind the results of the evaluation of the interdepartmental implementation of the chemicals legislation carried out in 2013 the Federal Council mandated the federal authorities to prepare a common strategy. The present strategy expresses the common understanding of the federal authorities involved in the implementation of the chemicals legislation at the federal level in regard to chemical safety, and is intended to strengthen cooperation. It builds up trust externally as the objectives pursued are clearly demonstrated to stakeholders, other federal authorities and politicians. The strategy has been prepared by the five federal authorities (FOPH, FSVO, FOEN, FOAG and SECO) involved in the federal implementation of the chemicals legislation and will be put in place jointly.


Last modification 16.02.2022

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