• August 3, 2020
  • WTO

Draft Commission Regulation amending REACH Annex XVIIas regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and related substances


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Title of document
Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and related substances (5 page(s), in English; 4 page(s), in English)

Description
This draft Regulation would amend Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 as follows: A restriction is proposed on the manufacturing of C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and related substances within the EU. Furthermore, the proposal restricts the use, placing on the market and import of C9-C14 PFCAs, their salts and related substances as substances on their own, in a mixture or in an article in a concentration equal to or above 25 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCAs and their salts or 260 ppb for the sum of C9-C14 PFCA related substances.

Notifying member: European Union

NotificationG/TBT/N/EU/731

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Objective
This restriction is intended to prevent a switch by industry using PFOA-based substances ("C8 chemistry") to longer chain PFCAs ("C9-C14 chemistry") to fulfil the same role in the end products ("regrettable substitution"). C9-C14 PFCAs are PBT/vPvB substances, thus their emissions have to be minimised.  Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is restricted under REACH, Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1000 of 13 June 2017, from 4 July 2020.

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Agency responsible
European Commission

Timing:

  • Submission: 31/07/2020
  • Reception: 03/08/2020
  • Distribution: 03/08/2020
  • Final date for comments: 02/10/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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