25 June 2019, the Official Journal released a Directive (EU) 2019/1021, amended the regulation on persistent organic pollutions (POPs). The revised new regulations shall come into force on 15 July 2019, and the previous POPs regulations (EU) 850/2004 to repeal.

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The new regulations tighten the control of flame retardants, and the total concentration limit of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDEs) in the waste management substance list was revised to 1000mg/kg, but the committee will review the proposed treaty legislation by 16 July, 2021 to 500mg/kg.

List of substances subject to waste management provisions set out in Article 7 amended as follows:

Substance

CAS No

EC No

Concentration limit referred to in Article 7(4)(a)

Endosulfan

115-29-7

959-98-8

33213-65-9

204-079-4

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorobutadiene

87-68-3

201-765-5

100 mg/kg

Polychlorinated naphthalenes

 

 

10 mg/kg

Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs)

85535-84-8

287-476-5

10 000 mg/kg

Tetrabromodiphenyl ether C12H6Br4O

40088-47-9 and others

254-787-2 and others

Sum of the concentrations of tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether, heptabromodiphenyl ether and decabromodiphenyl ether: 1 000 mg/kg.

The Commission shall review that concentration limit and shall, where appropriate and in accordance with the Treaties, adopt a legislative proposal to lower that value to 500 mg/kg. The Commission shall carry out such review as soon as possible and, in any event, not later than 16 July 2021.

Pentabromodiphenyl ether C12H5Br5O

32534-81-9 and others

251-084-2 and others

Hexabromodiphenyl ether C12H4Br6O

36483-60-0 and others

253-058-6 and others

Heptabromodiphenyl ether C12H3Br7O

68928-80-3 and others

273-031-2 and others

Decabromodiphenyl ether C12Br10O

1163-19-5 and others

214-604-9 and others

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (PFOS) C8F17SO2X

(X = OH, Metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers)

1763-23-1

2795-39-3

29457-72-5

29081-56-9

70225-14-8

56773-42-3

251099-16-8

4151-50-2

31506-32-8

1691-99-2

24448-09-7

307-35-7 and others

217-179-8

220-527-1

249-644-6

249-415-0

274-460-8

260-375-3

223-980-3

250-665-8

216-887-4

246-262-1

206-200-6 and others

50 mg/kg

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF)

 

 

15 μg/kg

DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl)ethane)

50-29-3

200-024-3

50 mg/kg

Chlordane

57-74-9

200-349-0

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane

58-89-9

319-84-6

319-85-7

608-73-1

210-168-9

200-401-2

206-270-8

206-271-3

50 mg/kg

Dieldrin

60-57-1

200-484-5

50 mg/kg

Endrin

72-20-8

200-775-7

50 mg/kg

Heptachlor

76-44-8

200-962-3

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorobenzene

118-74-1

204-273-9

50 mg/kg

Chlordecone

143-50-0

205-601-3

50 mg/kg

Aldrin

309-00-2

206-215-8

50 mg/kg

Pentachlorobenzene

608-93-5

210-172-0

50 mg/kg

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

1336-36-3 and others

215-648-1

50 mg/kg

Mirex

2385-85-5

219-196-6

50 mg/kg

Toxaphene

8001-35-2

232-283-3

50 mg/kg

Hexabromobiphenyl

36355-01-8

252-994-2

50 mg/kg

Hexabromocyclododecane

25637-99-4,

3194-55-6,

134237-50-6,

134237-51-7,

134237-52-8

247-148-4

221-695-9

1 000 mg/kg, subject to review by the Commission by 20 April 2019


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