FuelsEurope Position Paper on REACH: Annex I – SVHC Roadmap
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.