The IEC 62474 Declarable Substance List (DSL) was updated (D11.00) on March 28, 2016 to reflect the September 2015 European Court of Justice (ECJ) interpretation of the term “article”. The ECJ ruling is important for OEMS and suppliers in determining whether a REACH Candidate List SVHC is above the 0.1 mass% threshold that triggers communication and notification obligations under the EU REACH regulation.
With the ECJ ruling addressed, the new “ReportingLevel” field, which was recently added to the database, was populated. The ReportingLevel field is intended to simplify for users the interpretation of the more complex reporting thresholds. Some of the reporting thresholds are difficult to interpret because of how they are written in the regulation.
There were a couple of additional minor changes were made to declarable substance groups and reference substances.
A more comprehensive summary is provided in our IEC 62474 blog.
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