Several Member States and ECHA (at the request of the European Commission) have put forward proposals to identify 20 chemical substances as Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs). Anyone can comment on these proposals within the next 45 days. The names of the substances, the reasons for their proposal as SVHC and their uses are provided…
The Member State Committee will review these comments when seeking an agreement on the identification of the proposed substances as SVHCs, and before ECHA includes the agreed substances on the Candidate List. Substances on the Candidate List may be selected for authorisation.
For the list of 20 proposed chemicals or to submit your comments, which must be done by Octover 13, 2011, please see the above link.