FuelsEurope Position Paper on REACH: Annex I – SVHC Roadmap

Posted on 29/07/2015 in Position Paper

The ‘Roadmap for SVHC identification and implementation of REACH risk management measures from now to 2020’ agreed by the Council of Ministers end 2012, provides an EU-wide commitment for having all relevant currently known substances of very high concern (SVHCs) included in the Candidate List by 2020. ECHA with Member States and the Commission developed a plan on how to implement the SVHC Roadmap until 2020. Petroleum Substances are listed in the Roadmap because of their hazard properties and high volumes. Given this singling out of a particular sector, FuelsEurope thus seeks a proportionate, properly prioritised approach towards the assessment of petroleum substances.