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EU amending Annex I to POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as regards the restrictions on pentachlorophenol and its salts and ester

2021-05-11



On February 23, 2021, EU’s Official Journal issued Regulation (EU) 2021/277, formally amending Annex I to POPs Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 as regards the specific exemption on pentachlorophenol and its salts and ester. The amendment has officially entered into force on March 15, 2021.




Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters have been listed in Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 before, but without an Unintentional Trace Contaminant (UTC) limit value. This revision clarifies the limit of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and its salts and esters.

Specific revisions are as follows:

Substance

CAS No

EC No

Specific exemption or other specification on intermediate use

Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters

87-86-5 and others

201-778-6 and others

For the purposes of this entry, point (b) of Article 4(1) shall apply to substances, mixtures or articles with concentrations of pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters equal to or below 5 mg/kg (0,0005 % by weight).


AGC Tips

Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters are often used as additives and preservatives in wood and textiles. AGC reminded relevant companies to pay close attention on POPs latest Regulation and prepared in advance for actively response.





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