REACH position paper - Annex I: SVHC Roadmap

The impact of the SVHC Roadmap on Petroleum Substances

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 volumes1. Given this singling out of a particular sector, FuelsEurope thus seeks a proportionate, properly prioritised approach towards the assessment of petroleum substances.