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Priority Substances and Certain Other Pollutants according to Annex II of Directive 2008/105/EC

Priority Substances

33 substances or groups of substances are on the list of priority substances for which environmental quality standards were set in 2008, including selected existing chemicals, plant protection products, biocides, metals and other groups like Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH) that are mainly incineration by-products and Polybrominated Biphenylethers (PBDE) that are used as flame retardants. The complete list is given below.

List of priority substances in the field of water policy

Number

CAS numberi

EU numberii

Name of priority substanceiii

Identified as priority hazardous substance

(1)

15972-60-8

240-110-8

Alachlor

(2)

120-12-7

204-371-1

Anthracene

X

(3)

1912-24-9

217-617-8

Atrazine

(4)

71-43-2

200-753-7

Benzene

(5)

not applicable

not applicable

Brominated diphenyletheriv

X

32534-81-9

not applicable

Pentabromodiphenylether (congener numbers 28, 47, 99, 100, 153 and 154)

(6)

7440-43-9

231-152-8

Cadmium and its compounds

X

(7)

85535-84-8

287-476-5

Chloroalkanes, C10-13 iv

X

(8)

470-90-6

207-432-0

Chlorfenvinphos

(9)

2921-88-2

220-864-4

Chlorpyrifos
(Chlorpyrifos‑ethyl)

(10)

107-06-2

203-458-1

1,2-Dichloroethane

(11)

75-09-2

200-838-9

Dichloromethane

(12)

117-81-7

204-211-0

Di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP)

(13)

330-54-1

206-354-4

Diuron

(14)

115-29-7

204-079-4

Endosulfan

X

(15)

206-44-0

205-912-4

Fluoranthenevi

(16)

118-74-1

204-273-9

Hexachlorobenzene

X

(17)

87-68-3

201-765-5

Hexachlorobutadiene

X

(18)

608-73-1

210-158-9

Hexachlorocyclohexane

X

(19)

34123-59-6

251-835-4

Isoproturon

(20)

7439-92-1

231-100-4

Lead and its compounds

(21)

7439-97-6

231-106-7

Mercury and its compounds

X

(22)

91-20-3

202-049-5

Naphthalene

(23)

7440-02-0

231-111-4

Nickel and its compounds

(24)

25154-52-3

246-672-0

Nonylphenols

X

104-40-5

203-199-4

(4-nonylphenol)

X

(25)

1806-26-4

217-302-5

Octylphenols

140-66-9

not applicable

 (4-(1,1',3,3'-tetramethylbutyl)-phenol)

(26)

608-93-5

210-172-5

Pentachlorobenzene

X

(27)

87-86-5

201-778-6

Pentachlorophenol

(28)

not applicable

not applicable

Polyaromatic hydrocarbons

X

50-32-8

200-028-5

(Benzo(a)pyrene)

 X

205-99-2

205-911-9

(Benzo(b)fluoranthene)

 X

191-24-2

205-883-8

(Benzo(g,h,i)perylene)

 X

 

207-08-9

205-916-6

(Benzo(k)fluoranthene)

 X

193-39-5

205-893-2

(Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene)

 X

(29)

122-34-9

204-535-2

Simazine

(30)

not applicable

not applicable

Tributyltin compounds

X

36643-28-4

not applicable

(Tributyltin-cation)

X

(31)

12002-48-1

234-413-4

Trichlorobenzenes

(32)

67-66-3

200-663-8

Trichloromethane (chloroform)

(33)

1582-09-8

216-428-8

Trifluralin

(i)

CAS: Chemical Abstracts Service.

(ii)

EU number: European Inventory of Existing Commercial Substances (EINECS) or European List of Notified Chemical Substances (ELINCS).

(iii)

Where groups of substances have been selected, typical individual representatives are listed as indicative parameters (in brackets and without number). For these groups of substances, the indicative parameter must be defined through the analytical method.

(iv)

These groups of substances normally include a considerable number of individual compounds. At present, appropriate indicative parameters cannot be given.

(v)

Only Pentabromobiphenylether (CAS number 32534 81 9).

(vi)

Fluoranthene is on the list as an indicator of other, more dangerous polyaromatic hydrocarbons.

Certain Other Pollutants

These eight pollutants, which fall under the scope of Directive 86/280/EEC(1) and which are included in List I of the Annex to Directive 76/464/EEC, are not in the priority substances list. However, environmental quality standards for these substances are included in the Environmental Quality Standards Directive 2008/105/EC.

(1) Amended by Directive 88/347/EEC and 90/415/EEC

 

CAS number

Name of other pollutant

(6a)

56-23-5

Carbon-tetrachloride(1)

(9b) 

not applicable

DDT total (1)(2)

50-29-3

para-para-DDT (1)

(9a)

Cyclodiene pesticides

309-00-2

Aldrin (1)

60-57-1

Dieldrin (1)

72-20-8

Endrin (1)

465-73-6

Isodrin (1)

(29a)

127-18-4

Tetrachloro-ethylene (1)

(29b)

79-01-6

Trichloro-ethylene (1)


(1)

This substance is not a priority substance but one of the other pollutants for which the EQS are identical to those laid down in the legislation that applied prior to 13 January 2009

(2)

DDT total comprises the sum of the isomers 1,1,1-trichloro-2,2 bis (p-chlorophenyl) ethane (CAS number 50-29-3; EU number 200-024-3); 1,1,1-trichloro-2 (o-chlorophenyl)-2-(p-chlorophenyl) ethane (CAS number 789-02-6; EU Number 212-332-5); 1,1-dichloro-2,2 bis (p-chlorophenyl) ethylene (CAS number 72-55-9; EU Number 200-784-6); and 1,1-dichloro-2,2 bis (p-chlorophenyl) ethane (CAS number 72-54-8; EU Number 200-783-0).