REACH: THE EU MODIFIES ANNEXE XVII

by Beatriz Domenech

STANDARDS

26th February 2021

On the 16th December 2020, the European Commission published the Official Journal of the European Union, including Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/2096, which modifies Regulation (EC) nº1907/2006 REACH Annexe XVII.

Annexe XVII of REACH describes the restrictions on manufacturing, selling and use of certain substances.

The new version contains the following modifications, among others:

EntrySubstanceModification
22PCP and its salts and estersDeleted, as they are now covered by the regulations on persistent organic contaminates
67Deca-bDEDeleted, as it is now covered by the regulations on persistent organic contaminates
68PFOA and its salts, as well as related substancesDeleted, as they are now covered by the regulations on persistent organic contaminates
46Nonylphenol, NPThe CAS and EC number is deleted, as the original intention of the legislator was to apply to all nonylphenol isomers.
  • The standards mentioned in Appendix 10 applying to azoic dyes are substituted for new harmonised versions.
  • Certain indications are corrected and category 1A and or 1B are added to entries 28, 29 and 30 to align them with Reglamento CLP, EC 1272/2008.

The commencement date for each of the changes can be consulted in the recently published regulations as each change has a different date.

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