In this issue:
**ECHA adds 13 Substances of Very High Concern to REACH candidate list
**ECHA puts ten new substances up for REACH public consultation
**EU General Court ruling grants court access to NGOs
- Climate Change
**Rio+20 ends with disappointment, but some success
**Commission Regulation implements new eco-design requirements for water pumps
**EU agrees on energy efficiency directive
**New EU Regulation on light passenger and commercial vehicles emissions
**New BAT guidance for EU cement industry
**EU publishes new rules on battery recycling
**Parliament backs Seveso III on major accident hazards
- The Months Ahead
**Workshops & Conferences
Excerpt from ECHA adds 13 Substances of Very High Concern to REACH candidate list
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added 13 substances of very high concern to the REACH Candidate List. Among the new SVHCs are four dyes, aluminosilicate refractory ceramic fibres, zirconia aluminosilicate refractory ceramic fibres, TEGDME, EGDME and formamide. There are now 84 substances on the ECHA’s candidate list. Producers and importers of products containing any of these substances have until 17 December 2012 to notify ECHA if they are using the substance in sufficient quantities and concentrations.
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