- August 3, 2021
ECHA | General Court: D4, D5 and D6 are substances of very high concern
The General Court has fully supported ECHA's arguments in the assessment leading to the identification of the three siloxanes as substances of very high concern (SVHCs). The court stated that ECHA, in particular its Member State Committee, had committed no manifest errors in the assessments.
The case was initiated by the Global Silicones Council and others who were seeking for an annulment of ECHA's decision to identify D4, D5 and D6 as SVHCs based on their persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic as well as very persistent and very bioaccumulative properties (PBT/vPvB).
Link to Judgment T-519/18
Link to ECHA's decision