Under the REACH Regulation, the route to authorisation starts when a Member State or ECHA, at the request of the Commission, proposes a substance to be identified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC). Where the substance is identified as an SVHC it is included in the Candidate List, for eventual inclusion in the Authorisation List. The SVHC identification process includes a period of public consultation which lasts for forty five days.

Registry of SVHC Intentions


Candidate list of SVHCs


Consultation for the identification of substances of very high concern


SVHC opinions of the Member State Committee


Under the regulations section