H2 Compliance attended ECHA’s dedicated SCIP workshop on 12th November, discussing the practical implementation of the upcoming SCIP database on hazardous substances in articles.

The purpose of the SCIP database is to reduce content of hazardous substances in materials and products (including recycled materials), and to contribute to the circular economy on the use of hazardous chemicals.

The SCIP database will be transposed into law by Member States on 5th July 2020 and the legal duty to submit notifications will kick in as of 5th January 2021.

The IUCLID format has been published and is now available on IUCLID 6.4. Support information including user manuals, information on how to build and submit SCIP dossiers, and further FAQs will be available on ECHA’s website from the end of 2019.

The release of SCIP Version 1 is planned for October 2020, at which point SCIP dossiers can begin to be submitted. In the meantime, duty holders can get prepared to submit notifications by doing the following:

  • Being aware of their obligations
  • Knowing information requirements
  • Knowing their portfolio of SVHCs and mapping them
  • Preparing submissions

You can read more about SCIP here.