California Proposition 65

November 8, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Nearly 100% Increase in California Proposition 65 PFAS Enforcement Notices in October

 

prop-65Private CA Prop 65 enforcers increasingly targeting PFAS for enforcement actions

On October 26, the National Law Review reported a  nearly 100% increase in the number of enforcement notices targeting PFAS substances regulated under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (Proposition 65) during the month of October.

The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) lists six types of PFAS as chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm under California Proposition 65: PFOA, PFOS, PFDA, PFHxS, PFNA, and PFUnDA.

The increase in notices filed against companies tend to target PFOA and PFOS substances in products. While PFOA and PFOS have largely been phased out of use in the United States, they continue to be manufactured overseas and are used in products or components used in finished goods that are ultimately sold in the United States.

The most recent notices filed against companies have targeted various home goods and textile products, including umbrellas, shower liners, bath pillows, jackets, bibs, crib mattress pads, and tablecloths.

These notices demonstrate that private enforcers of California Proposition 65 are increasingly targeting PFAS “forever-chemicals” for enforcement actions. Learn more about private enforcement under CA Prop 65 from our short video here.

Read the National Law Review’s full article here.

GreenSoft Technology’s Proposition 65 services can help protect companies from potential enforcement and penalties

Companies subject to the California Proposition 65 regulation are required to inform Californians about exposure to substances on the CA Prop 65 chemicals list before the potential exposure takes place. Penalties for being found in violation of CA Prop 65 can be as high as $2,500 per violation, per day.

With the increase in California Proposition 65 enforcement actions and the exponential penalty amounts, it is essential for business to protect themselves from violation notices and lawsuits.

Compliance with CA Prop 65 requires businesses to have detailed knowledge of the chemicals that their products or business locations contain and expose to the California public. In order to know which chemicals are exposed to the public, a business must collect substance data on the products that it sells to the public in California or the products that it uses within its California business locations.

GreenSoft Technology can help with this process. As part of our California Proposition 65 Data Services, we will collect substance data from your suppliers on your behalf, and check it against the list of chemicals regulated under CA Prop 65.

Contact us to learn more.

 

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Conference

October 6, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

RMI Annual Conference 2022 for Conflict Minerals and Responsible Sourcing

 

RMIJoin RMI’s biggest event of the year, focused on corporate social responsibility and global supply chains

Join GreenSoft Technology on October 20, 2022 at the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) Annual Conference.

This year's conference theme is "The Next Generation of Due Diligence": focusing on tools and practices to support the expanding scope of due diligence and the evolving definition of responsible minerals.

The event will be held both in-person in Santa Clara, CA and virtually. GreenSoft Technology will be on-site in Santa Clara to talk about our Conflict Minerals solutions with attendees, including our CMRT and EMRT data collection services and Conflict Minerals Module for GreenData Manager (GDM) software.

Conference participants will gain valuable insight on the progress to date from collective efforts and multi-sector stakeholder initiatives as well as updates on legal and regulatory activities, emerging issues and relevant technologies and tools.

Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities for facilitating responsible minerals trade and what it takes to meet stakeholder expectations and comply with regulations.

Learn more about the event and register to attend here.

 

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EU RoHS

October 5, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

EU RoHS Enforcement Actions for Q3-2022

 

eu-rohs8 products removed from European market due to EU RoHS violations

In the third quarter of 2022, importers of eight products were ordered to recall their products from the European market for failure to comply with the EU RoHS Directive.

The recalled products include an electric toothbrush, three digital food thermometers, an antenna power supply, a juice blender, a digital kitchen scale, and a bicycle light set.

The EU Safety Gate published the following alerts due to the violations, which are resulting in environmental risk:


Electric Toothbrush

electric-toothbrush

Description:

The solder in the product has an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to 55 % by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The article does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/00908/22


Digital Food Thermometer (1)

digital-thermometerDescription:

The metal (solder) in the thermometer contains an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to: 245 g/kg). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The article does not comply with the requirements of the Commission Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

INFO/00120/22


Digital Food Thermometer (2)

digital-thermometerDescription:

The metal (solder) in the thermometer contains an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to: 298 g/kg). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01251/22


Digital Food Thermometer (3)

digital-thermometerDescription:

The metal (solder) in the thermometer contains an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to 55,2 %). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01265/22


Antenna Power Supply

Antenna-power-supply

Description:

The solder contains an excessive amount of lead (measured value up to 41,5% by weight). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01277/22


Juice Blender

juice-blenderDescription:

The solders of the product contain an excessive concentration of lead (Pb) (measured value up to 18%). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01288/22


Digital Kitchen Scale

digital-kitchen-scaleDescription:

The metal (solder) in the product contains an excessive concentration of lead (measured value up to 6,4%). Lead poses a risk to the environment.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01287/22


Bicycle Light Set

bicycle-light-setDescription:

The product has an excessive concentration of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP) (measured values up to 9.48% and 0.13% by weight respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2 Directive).

Regulation Violation(s):

RoHS 2 Directive

Alert Number/Link:

A12/01317/22


As a result of the violations, the importers of all eight products were required to withdraw the products from the European market. 

GreenSoft’s data services can help prevent loss of market access for regulation violations

Compliance with EU RoHS is mandatory for affected companies that manufacture or distribute products in the European market. As demonstrated by the enforcement actions above, failure to comply with EU RoHS can result of loss of market access and other serious consequences for manufacturers and distributors.

GreenSoft Technology provides Data Services to help your company comply with EU RoHS, so that you can ensure you retain market access to the European market.

Learn more about our Data Services or contact us today to get started.

 

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EU RoHS

September 20, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Two New Substances Proposed to be Added to EU RoHS Directive

 

eu-rohsEuropean Commission expected to announce inclusion of 2 new substances to EU RoHS Directive by end of 2022

The European Commission is currently reviewing a consultant report by the Oeko-Institut which recommends adding two new substances for restriction under the EU RoHS Directive.

It is expected that the European Commission will agree with the consultant recommendation to include the substances in the EU RoHS Directive. The European Commission is expected to announce their decision by the end of this year.

The two substances are:

  • Medium chain chlorinated paraffins (MCCPs)
  • Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBP-A)

MCCPs are used in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) mostly as constituents of PVC insulations for electric cables and wires and other soft plastic or rubber components, including polyurethane, polysulphide, acrylic and butyl sealants.

The primary use of TBBP-A is as a precursor in the production of brominated epoxy resins that function as reactively flame-retarded substrate in printed wiring boards (PWB). It is also used as an additive flame retardant in thermoplastic EEE components, for example housings that consist of ABS plastic.

The path to implementation

The consultant report which recommends to add MCCPs and TBBP-A to the EU RoHS Directive was part of the Pack 15 review, which studied seven substances total. In November 2020, the Oeko-Institut completed the Pack 15 review and issued their final report, which recommended to add these two substances out of the seven total substances under review.

In May 2022, the European Commission launched an official initiative to propose adding the two substances to EU RoHS based on the Oeko-Institut recommendation. It is anticipated that the European Commission will adopt the proposal.

The initiative is expected to be completed in by the end of 2022. At that time, an amendment to the EU RoHS Directive would be published to the Official Journal and the substance additions become official.

The deadlines for implementation for affected companies currently using MCCPs and TBBP-A is still unknown. When four phthalates were added to EU RoHS in June 2015, a period of four years was provided before the restrictions began to take effect. While it is unclear how long affected companies will be given for implementation of these new substance additions, it is expected that some form of implementation period will be provided.

GreenSoft Technology will continue to track the status of the substance additions to the EU RoHS Directive, and will publish updates on our blog.

The new substances are part of RoHS-2

The restriction of MCCPs and TBBP-A under EU RoHS will be adopted as an amendment to the EU RoHS Directive, just as the addition of the four phthalates in June 2015 was adopted as an amendment.

Although the RoHS-2 regulation with the four phthalates is sometimes referred to within the industry as RoHS-3, it is still officially considered the RoHS-2 regulation by the European Commission.

The EU RoHS Directive will remain as RoHS-2 until such time as it is recast by the European Commission, regardless of additional amendments to include new substances.

Such a recast may be coming in the near future, as the European Commission did launch a public consultation period to review the EU RoHS Directive rules in March 2022. Learn more on that review period here.

GreenSoft can help with EU RoHS

GreenSoft Technology provides Data Services and GreenData Manager software to help your company comply with the EU RoHS Directive.

We will collect compliance data on parts and assemblies from your supply chain for you, so that you can show due diligence while still focusing on your core competencies. Compliance and completion reports can be generated for you by GreenSoft Technology, or by using GreenData Manager software.

Learn more and receive a free Risk Analysis when you contact us.

 

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Webinar

September 19, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Watch On-Demand: Ask the Experts Webinar

 

ask-the-expertsEnvironmental Compliance: Ask the Experts webinar now available to view on-demand in the Webinar Archive

On September 15, GreenSoft Technology teamed up with professionals representing perspectives from leading experts in data collection, testing, consulting, and producers to share their knowledge and expertise in our Environmental Compliance: Ask the Experts webinar.

The webinar is now available to watch on-demand in our Webinar Archive and on our YouTube channel.  

Attendees from global electronics manufacturers and other companies had the opportunity to ask questions on EU RoHS, EU REACH, SCIP Database, U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California Proposition 65, Conflict Minerals and more.

The webinar’s expert panel included:

Watch the recording now in our Webinar Archive to gain valuable insight on regulations affecting electronics manufacturers.

 

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EU REACH

September 14, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Nine Substances Proposed to be Added to EU REACH SVHC List

 

EU-REACH

Awaiting Decision on 9 Substances for Inclusion in the EU REACH SVHC Candidate List

On September 2, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a proposal to add nine chemicals to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List. 

The substances will be considered by ECHA during a consultation period, and interested parties may submit comments on the proposed substances during this time. The deadline to submit comments is October 17.

ECHA is expected to announce the final decision to include some or all of these substances in December, and the inclusion of the final substances on the EU REACH SVHC Candidate List will take immediate effect at that time.

The nine substances proposed for inclusion are:

Substance EC Number CAS Number Reason for Proposing Link
1,1'-[ethane-1,2-diylbisoxy]bis[2,4,6-tribromobenzene] 253-692-3 37853-59-1 vPvB (Article 57e) Link
2,2',6,6'-tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol 201-236-9 79-94-7 Carcinogenic (Article 57a) Link
4,4'-sulphonyldiphenol 201-250-5 80-09-1 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c); Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – environment); Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Link
Barium diboron tetraoxide 237-222-4 13701-59-2 Toxic for reproduction (Article 57c) Link
Bis(2-ethylhexyl) tetrabromophthalate covering any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof - - vPvB (Article 57e) Link
Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate 224-208-8 4247-02-3 Endocrine disrupting properties (Article 57(f) – human health) Link
Melamine 203-615-4 108-78-1 Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) - human health); Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment) Link
Perfluoroheptanoic acid and its salts - - reproduction (Article 57c); PBT (Article 57d); vPvB (Article 57e); Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to human health (Article 57(f) - human health); Equivalent level of concern having probable serious effects to the environment (Article 57(f) - environment) Link
reaction mass of 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropan-2-yl)morpholine and 2,2,3,3,5,5,6,6-octafluoro-4-(heptafluoropropyl)morpholine 473-390-7 - vPvB (Article 57e) Link

ECHA’s announcement of the proposal can be found here. The full SVHC list, which currently contains 224 substances, can be found here.

GreenSoft can help with EU REACH compliance

The EU REACH SVHC List is typically updated twice per year, resulting in affected companies needing to re-evaluate their product compliance and possibly re-collect substance data from their suppliers.

GreenSoft helps manage this process for companies, including coverage for the SCIP Database, by performing data collection, data validation, substance calculations and report generation as part of our EU REACH data services.

Learn more about how our EU REACH data services can help your company with EU REACH compliance by contacting us.

 

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French Environmental Labeling Requirements

September 7, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

France Implements New Environmental Labeling Decree for Electronics and Other Products

 

Republique-FrancaiseFrench environmental labeling requirements for consumer products, including electrical and electronic equipment, take effect on January 1, 2023

On April 29, 2022, France published new environmental labeling requirements for waste-generating products intended for consumers.

The requirements, Decree 2022-748, concern producers, importers distributors or other marketers of waste-generating products intended for consumers, including those using a website, a platform or any other online distribution channel as part of their commercial activity in France.  

The types of products targeted by the regulation include electrical and electronic equipment, batteries and accumulators, packaging and packaging products, construction products and materials, passenger cars and vans, motor vehicles with 2 or 3 wheels and motor quadricycles, textile products, and other products such as furnishings, toys, sports and leisure items, and DIY and garden items.

Affected companies are required to provide information on the environmental qualities and characteristics of products and packaging. This includes, but is not limited to, information on the products’ reparability, sustainability, recyclability, and the presence of hazardous substances, precious metals, or rare earth metals.

The deadlines for compliance vary based on company revenue and product type, starting on January 1, 2023 for the largest companies, and with all affected companies being required to comply by January 1, 2025.

Implementation Deadlines

Deadline Conditions

January 1, 2023

Annual revenue > EUR 50 million
Placement on the national market of at least 25,000 units 

January 1, 2024

Annual revenue > EUR 20 million
Placement on the national market of at least 10,000 units

January 1, 2024

Product:

- Building products and materials
- Toys
- Passenger cars, vans, motor vehicles (with 2 or 3 wheels) and motor quadricycles

January 1, 2025

Annual revenue > EUR 10 million
Placement on the national market of at least 10,000 units

Affected companies will be required to make the environmental information available by electronic means and/or by display and labeling. While the decree directs varying labeling requirements at different types of products, producers of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) must be prepared to address the following specific labeling/information requirements directed at their products, including:

Electrical and Electronic Products
- Product must display a reparability index rating
- Product must display a sustainability index rating (from Jan 1, 2024)
- Product must display details on presence of precious metals
- Product must display details in the presence of rare earth metals
- Product must display % of recycled materials present
- Product must display a warning if dangerous substances are present
- Product must display details on the presence of EU REACH SVHCs
- Product must display details on recyclability status

Packaging used for the import/sale of Electrical and Electronic Products
- Packaging must display “compostable packaging” if packaging is compostable
- Packaging must display % of recycled materials present
- Packaging must display information if it is “Reusable” or “Refillable”
- Packaging must display a warning if dangerous substances are present
- Packaging must display details on the presence of EU REACH SVHCs
- Packaging must display details on recyclability status

Read the full text of the regulation here.

GreenSoft Technology provides data collection services to help companies with the French environmental labeling regulation

Since the implementation of the new French environmental labeling regulation, GreenSoft Technology has already begun to help some of our affected customers with compliance to the regulation.

As part of our Data Services, we will contact your supply chain on your behalf to collect the information required under the regulation, and we will analyze that data for accuracy and completeness.

Our Data Services enable you to generate the appropriate labeling as required under the regulation, so that you can maintain market access to the French market.  

Contact us to learn more about how GreenSoft Technology can help with the French environmental labeling regulation.

 

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Material Declaration

August 15, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Updates to the IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List for the Electronics Industry

 

IEC

IEC 62474 DSL updated to include PFCA substances

On July 18, 2022, the IEC 62474 Declarable Substances List (DSL) was updated to version D25.00.

The IEC 62474 database is an International Standard for the electrical and electronics industry on material declaration that includes the internationally recognized DSL, a material declaration procedure, and an XML-schema for data exchange.  This database is maintained by the IEC TC-111: Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems.

The IEC 62474 DSL is a list of regulated substances and substance groups which a manufacturer should declare to downstream manufacturers if present in electrical or electronic equipment (EEE). The list is based on global requirements applicable to the EEE industry, and is screened to exclude substances which are not relevant to the electrical and electronic products. 

The IEC 62474 Database version D25.00 update includes:

1.      Addition of two new substance group entries based on the new EU REACH Annex XVII entry 68 to the IEC 62474 database’s Declarable Substances List (DSL):

  • C9-C14 PFCAs and their salts
  • C9-C14 PFCA-related substances

Typical uses of both substance groups include greases, textiles and other coated products, and emulsifiers used for manufacturing Fluoropolymers.

2.      Addition of a non-exhaustive list of discreet reference substances related to the newly added substance groups to the IEC 62474 database Reference Substances List (RSL).

3.      Update of the EU RoHS Annex III exemption list to version 5.0, which includes the addition of recent updates to EU RoHS Annex III exemptions.

4.      Review of N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide, which was added to the REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List in June 2022. The substance was deemed not relevant to the EEE industry for the purpose of material declaration and was screened out by the IEC 62474 Validation Team. As a result, the substance was added to the IEC 62474 database complementary list (not to the DSL).

Companies using the IEC 62474 DSL to communicate substance data across the supply chain should ensure they are referencing the latest addition of the DSL, which can be accessed here.

 

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Webinar

August 4, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Environmental Compliance: Ask the Experts Webinar

 

Bring your questions on EU RoHS, EU REACH, SCIP, TSCA, Prop 65 and more to this live webinar

Ask-the-Experts_webinar

Get ready for an exciting new opportunity to ask industry experts your questions on environmental regulations!

GreenSoft Technology has teamed up with professionals from across the electronics and regulation industries, including manufacturers, test laboratories, consultants, and solution providers, to share their knowledge and expertise with you.

Bring your questions to the Environmental Compliance: Ask the Experts webinar on Thursday, September 15 to gain valuable insight on regulations affecting electronics manufacturers, including EU RoHS, EU REACH, SCIP Database, U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), California Proposition 65, Conflict Minerals and more.

The webinar’s expert panel includes:

Register now to save your spot!

Everyone who registers will receive a copy of the webinar recording.

Thursday, September 15

11:00am Pacific Time (US and Canada)/2:00pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)/20:00 Central European Summer Time

Register online

 

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Full Material Declaration (FMD)

August 2, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

Your Guide to Full Material Declaration (FMD)

 

FMD-webinar-thumbnailWatch on-demand: The Essential Guide to Full Material Declaration (FMD) webinar

Learn the best practices for maintaining Full Material Declaration (FMD) data on your products from our educational videos.

GreenSoft Technology recently hosted an FMD webinar which is now available to view in our Webinar Archive.

Discover the benefits of FMD data, best practices for incorporating FMD data into your product environmental compliance strategy, and how to leverage FMDs as evidence of compliance on California Proposition 65, EU POP, EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), U.S. Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and any other required regulations in addition to standard EU RoHS and EU REACH regulations.

View the full-length webinar on-demand in our Webinar Archive.

Plus, highlights from the webinar are now available to view on YouTube.  Our FMD playlist on YouTube covers topics including:

View the full playlist on YouTube.

Coverage for complex regulations and proprietary substances

GreenSoft Technology provides FMD processing as part of our Data Services. With FMD data, you can not only validate your products for common regulations such as EU REACH and EU RoHS, but you can also validate for other regional regulations such as California Proposition 65, the US Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the EU Medical Devices Regulation (EU MDR), automotive industry IMDS requirements, and unique customer requirements.

FMD data can even be used when parts contain proprietary substances. Whether your suppliers provide partial or complete disclosure, GreenSoft Technology's FMD processing services can validate the non-compliance on your products based on the partial disclosure or FMD with proprietary substances.

Learn more about our FMD data solution online.

 

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EU POP

June 28, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

New Substance Additions Proposed for EU POP Regulation

ECHA

Provisional deal to add 6 substance groups to list of restricted substances under EU POP agreed upon

On June 21, the European Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal to add new chemical restrictions to the EU Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) regulation.

The proposed regulation aims to bring the EU’s legislation into line with its international commitments, particularly under the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.

To achieve this, it will add some substances to annex IV of the POP Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants) and update the concentration limit values for some substances in annexes IV and V of that regulation.

The proposal concerns mainly the following substances:

  • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts and related compounds – found in waterproof textiles and fire-fighting foams
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) – flame retardants found in plastics and textiles used in electrical and electronic equipment, vehicles and furniture;
  • Hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) – flame retardant found in some plastic and textile waste, particularly in polystyrene insulation from demolition of buildings;
  • Short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) – flame retardants found in some rubber and plastic waste, such as rubber conveyor belts, hoses, cables and seals;
  • Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/Fs) – these substances are not produced or added to materials intentionally but are present as impurities in certain ashes and in other industrial waste;
  • Dioxin-like PCBs – similar to dioxins, these PCBs can be present as impurities in some ashes and industrial oils. Limits for these specific PCBs are proposed, together with those for dioxins.

The agreed upon deal will now be submitted for endorsement by the Committee of permanent representatives, and a formal adoption procedure will then be launched.

A press release of the announcement can be found here.

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EU REACH

June 13, 2022 | Written by GreenSoft Technology, Inc.

One Substance Added to EU REACH SVHC List

EU-REACHEU REACH SVHC List now contains 224 Substances

On June 10, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced the addition of 1 chemical to the EU REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) Candidate List.

N-(hydroxymethyl)acrylamide (EC No. 213-103-2; CAS No. 924-42-5) has been added to the EU REACH SVHC Candidate List as it may cause cancer or genetic defects. It is mostly used in polymers and when manufacturing other chemicals, textiles, leather or fur. It is not likely to be present in electrical or electronic products.

The EU REACH SVHC Candidate List now has 224 entries, though some entries are groups of chemicals so the overall number of impacted chemicals is higher. The last prior addition to the SVHC list was SVHC-223 in January 2022.

ECHA’s announcement of the additions can be found here. The full SVHC list can be found here.

The inclusion of substances in the EU REACH SVHC List brings immediate obligations for affected companies using the substances in their products above the stated threshold, including customer notifications and notifying ECHA through submissions to the SCIP Database.

GreenSoft can help with EU REACH compliance

The EU REACH SVHC List is typically updated twice per year, resulting in affected companies needing to re-evaluate their product compliance and possibly re-collect substance data from their suppliers.

GreenSoft helps manage this process for companies, including coverage for the SCIP Database, by performing data collection, data validation, substance calculations and report generation as part of our EU REACH data services.

Learn more about how our EU REACH data services can help your company with EU REACH compliance by contacting us.

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