After the public consultation in September 2014, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) recommended 15 Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) to the European Commission (EC) on 1 July 2015. This is the 6th recommendation [1,2] from the ECHA for inclusion of substances in the Authorisation List (Annex XIV).
The total number of SVHCs proposed during the public consultation was 22. After considering the opinions from the public consultation and its capacity  to handle Authorisation applications, the ECHA now recommends 15 SVHCs  to the European Commission (EC) as shown in Table 1. Table 2 shows the 7 SVHCs which were not recommended by the ECHA.
The EC will decide whether to adopt the recommendation from the ECHA and include those substances in the Annex XIV. The REACH Annex XIV will be amended accordingly and the amendment will be published in Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). However, the 5th patch of recommended SVHCs is still at the final stage and the amendment has not been published.
The current Annex XIV  contains 31 substances. The number of SVHC will soon grow to 36 upon publishing of the amendment.
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, di-C7-11-branched and linear alkyl esters
1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dipentylester, branched and linear
Dipentyl phthalate (DPP)
Category: Boron compounds
Disodium tetraborate, anhydrous
Tetraboron disodium heptaoxide, hydrate
Pitch, coal tar, high temp.
Category: Halogenated hydroocarbons
1-bromopropane (n-propyl bromide)
Category: Alkylphenol ethoxylates
4-Nonylphenol, branched and linear, ethoxylated [substances with a linear and/or branched alkyl chain with a carbon number of 9 covalently bound in position 4 to phenol, ethoxylated covering UVCB- and well-defined substances, polymers and homologues, which include any of the individual isomers and/or combinations thereof]