Explanation of words occurring when searching the SIN List

Authorisation list – when a chemical meets the criteria for Substances of Very High Concern as laid down in REACH, it can be included on the Authorisation List. Then it can not be produced or used in the EU after the set ‘sunset date’, unless an authorisation has been granted for a specific use.

The Authorisation list at ECHA’s website

 

Candidate list – a list of substances meeting the criteria of Substances of Very High Concern as defined within REACH, and proposed by either the European Commission or EU member states. These substances are candidates for authorisation.

The Candidate list at ECHA’s website

 

CLP entry – Group of substances according to CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) regulation.

 

CoRAP list – The Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) is list of substances intended for an individual, in-depth evaluation by EU member states. These substances are chosen due to a suspicion that their use could pose a risk to human health or the environment and the substance evaluation is intended to clarify such suspicions.

Read more about CoRAP at the ECHA website

 

Endocrine disrupting chemical – a substance that interferes with hormonal signalling systems in the body and thereby may cause serious effects, e.g. related to reproduction, growth and metabolism.

 

Equivalent concern – one of the categories of Substances of Very High Concern according to REACH, substances that do not automatically fall into the categories CMR, PBT or vPvB, but is on equivalent level of concern in terms of the potential damage it may cause.

 

Full registration – REACH obliges companies to register production or import of chemicals on the EU market.

 

Intermediate registration – REACH obliges companies to register production of import of chemicals on the EU market. An intermediate is a substance only used in process of developing a chemical end product, and hence not a chemical present in any final product.

 

PBT/vPvB – substances that are (very) persistent, (very) bioaccumulative and toxic are substances that do not easily break down, instead they build up in nature and in e.g. the fatty tissue of mammals, with a potential to cause serious long-term irreversible effects. One of the categories of Substances of Very High Concern according to REACH.

 

Producers – companies producing or importing SIN listed chemicals in the EU according to ECHA registration information. Presented as company group, company name and address.

 

R50/53 or R51/53 – Very toxic or toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

 

Restriction list – Restriction under REACH means restricted use of a specific chemical in a specific application. All restrictions are officially listed in the REACH Annex XVII. Restriction is the safety net of REACH, providing authorities with a tool to act quickly on high concern chemicals and uses.

 

SIN groups – the SIN List is divided into 31 groups based on structural elements.

 

SVHC – Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) are the most hazardous substances according to article 57 of REACH. These are substances that are Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or toxic to Reproduction (CMR), Persistent, Bioaccumulative and Toxic (PBT), very Persistent and very Bioaccumulative (vPvB) or substances of Equivalent level of Concern.