On January 12th, 2017 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)1 added four new substances to the Candidate list of substances for eventual inclusion on the Annex XIV List of Substances subject to Authorisation on its website. This brings the total number of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) on the Candidate List2 to 173.
Following ECHA’s publication of the inclusion of an SVHC in the Candidate List according to Article 59(1) of REACH, additional information requirements may apply.
They are based on the Article 31 ( Safety Data Sheets ) and on the Article 33 ( Substances in articles ) of REACH.(Note 1)
According to our records, no ExxonMobil products supplied by ExxonMobil in EU Member States and EEA countries(Note 2) except those listed in the attachment, contain a Candidate List substance that triggers an additional action.
Any candidate list substance identified as being present in ExxonMobil products will be identified in the relevant sections of the EU Safety Data Sheet. Any ExxonMobil products known to contain candidate list substances at levels triggering obligations under REACH Article 31 are identified in the attached product list.(Note 3)
Article 33 further requires suppliers of articles to communicate information on substances in articles that are listed on the Candidate List.
Article 33.1 requires that any supplier of an article containing > 0.1 wt% of a substance on the Candidate List shall provide the recipient of the article with sufficient information, available to the supplier, to allow safe use of the article including, as a minimum, the name of that substance. Article 33.2 requires similar information to be provided to consumers upon request.
According to our records no articles supplied by ExxonMobil in EU Member States and/or EEA countries(Note 2) contain a Candidate List substance that triggers the obligations under Article 33.1 and 33.2.
Also, to date ExxonMobil has received no such information from suppliers of articles.
Based upon the above and the information currently available, we have no evidence that any products or articles supplied by ExxonMobil within the EU Member States and EEA countries(Note 2) contain any of the substances identified on the Candidate List at levels which would require action under REACH Articles 31 or 33, with the exception of the products listed in the attachments.
(1) Article 31 generally requires to provide Safety Data Sheets for substances and mixtures classified as hazardous and for mixtures that are not classified as hazardous under certain disclosure conditions. It also requires additional information for substances identified PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII or for substances “ of equivalent concern “ per Article 57(f) that are listed on the Candidate List.
(2) European Economic Area: Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein
(3) Under Article 31.1(b) for substances as such identified PBT or vPvB or present in a concentration >0.1% in a mixture classified as hazardous or,
Under Article 31.1 (c) for substances as such included in the Candidate List on the basis that the substance is “ of equivalent concern “ per Article 57 (f) or is present >0.1% in a mixture classified as hazardous or
Under Article 31.3 (b) for substances identified PBT or vPvB or included in the Candidate List on the basis that the substance is “ of equivalent concern “ per Article 57(f) and present >0.1% in a mixture not classified as hazardous.
The information contained above is provided in good faith. No representations or warranties are made as to its completeness or accuracy. ExxonMobil will not be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or reliance on the information.
Attachment 1 : Fuels Products
Attachment 2 : Retail
Attachment 3 : Lubricants
Attachment 4 : Base Stocks and Asphalt
Attachment 5 : Chemicals – Basic Chemicals (Olefins & Aromatics)
Attachment 6 : Chemicals – Plasticisers
Attachment 7 : Chemicals – Hydrocarbons & Oxygenated Fluids
Attachment 8 : Chemicals – Synthetics
Attachment 9 : Chemicals – Polyethylene (Escorene, Exact, Enable, Optema, Exceed)
Attachment 10 : Chemicals – Polypropylene (Achieve, Exxtral)
Attachment 11 : Chemicals – Polypropylene based Elastomer (Vistamaxx)
Attachment 12 : Chemicals – Petroleum Resins (Escorez, Oppera)
Attachment 13 : Chemicals – Specialty Elastomers ( Exxelor, Santoprene, Geolast, Vistalon)
Attachment 14 : Chemicals – Butyl
Attachment 15 : Chemicals – Catalysts