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ECHA Releases Requirements for Upcoming SCIP Database

Article 9 of the Waste Framework Directive requires suppliers of articles which contain an SVHC above the REACH threshold of 0.1% w/w to provide, at a minimum, the name of the SVHC(s) present per Article 33 of the REACH Regulation.


On September 9th, 2019 the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) released a guide regarding the requirements for the Substances of Concern In articles, as such or in complex objects (Products) (SCIP) database. This database is designed to facilitate the collection and public availability of SVHC information for use by waste operators, consumers, NGOs, etc.


Companies which supply articles containing SVHC(s) above the threshold (EU producers and assemblers, EU importers, and EU distributors) will be required to provide sufficient information to allow safe usage of articles to ECHA, from January 5th, 2021. Some of the mandatory information to be submitted to the SCIP database will include:


  1. The identification of the article.
  2. The identification of the SVHC present.
  3. Information regarding the safe use of the article, if necessary.


The SCIP database will have three main objectives:


  1. Decrease the generation of waste containing SVHC(s) by supporting SVHC substitution.
  2. Make available information to improve waste treatment operations.
  3. Allow authorities to monitor SVHC(s), including their lifecycle and waste stages.


A conceptual model and additional information on the database is available at the ECHA website.


SCIP database will improve transparency on hazardous substances in articles


Additionally, ECHA has commissioned a team to collect feedback via an informal, stakeholder survey from both potential duty holders as well as potential users of the database. This survey will be used as a targeted consultation in order to further develop material categories and safe-use instructions, as well as assist in the standardization and dissemination of information via the SCIP database. You can access the Stakeholder Survey Questionnaire by following the link below.


Stakeholder Survey Questionnaire


Contact a TPP sales representative to find out more about how TPP can help you meet your compliancy goals for SVHC declaration, Article XVII information, and REACH regulatory requirements.


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