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Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances (4 pages + Annex 4 pages, in English).
Reference: G/TBT/N/EU/411

Date of arrival: 2016 October 06     -     Final date for comments: 2016 December 05

Description

This draft Regulation relates to a new entry in Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. It would restrict the manufacturing, the use and placing on the market of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and PFOA-related substances as a substance on its own and as a constituent of other substances, in mixtures, or in articles or any part thereof, in a concentration equal to or greater than 25ppb of PFOA or 1000 ppb of one or a combination of related substances. Exemptions are proposed for several applications as included in the Annex, paragraphs 4 to 7. Application of the restriction is deferred for 36 months to allow industry sufficient time to adapt and achieve compliance. Specific deferred dates are provided for the exemptions listed in the Annex. 

Objectives

Protection of Human Health or Safety

Fields of Activity

Products of the chemical industry

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Draft Text 1 is available for download in the following languages:
 
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Draft Text 2
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Comments, answers or reactions

Comment  - United States - (02 November 2016)    EN
Comment  - United States - (01 December 2016)    EN
Comment  - United States - (01 December 2016)    EN
Comment  - Chinese Taipei - (02 December 2016)    EN
Comment  - United States - (05 December 2016)    EN
Comment  - Korea, Republic of - (07 December 2016)    EN
Comment  - China - (09 December 2016)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN
Answer  - European Union - (22 February 2017)    EN