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Recently, the European Commission has published the 2nd amendment of the REACH Regulation (EC No. 1907/2006) Authorisation list. After the initial recommendation of the European Chemical Agency (ECHA), the commission has officially added the 8 recommended Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) in the list (Annex XIV) for REACH. These 8 chemicals are all carcinogenic and/or toxic for reproduction. With this update, Annex XIV has been expanded to a total of 14 SVHCs.

According to the draft Commission Regulation, after the date specified for each substance ("sunset date"), the placing on the market and the use of those substances in the EU will only be possible for those operators who have been granted an authorisation in accordance with Articles 60-64 of REACH and for those who have submitted an application for authorisation before a given date ("latest application date").

The 8 new SVHCs:

SubstanceEC No.CAS No.Sunset Date
Diisobutyl phthalate (DIBP) 201-553-2 84-69-5 February 21, 2015
Diarsenic trioxide 215-481-4 1327-53-3 May 21, 2015
Diarsenic pentaoxide 215-116-9 1303-28-2 May 21, 2015
Lead chromate 231-846-0 7758-97-6 May 21, 2015
Lead sulfochromate yellow
 (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34)
215-693-7 1344-37-2 May 21, 2015
Lead chromate molybdate sulphate red
(C. I. Pigment Red 104)
235-759-9 12656-85-8 May 21, 2015
Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) 204-118-5 115-96-8 August 21, 2015
2,4-Dinitrotoluene (2,4-DNT) 204-450-0 121-14-2 August 21, 2015

Information Source: (EU) No 125/2012

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