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European Commission Amends Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 Annex 1, Entry for SCCP

December 1, 2015


The European Commission (EC), having regard to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC, and in particular Article 14 thereof.


Why It Matters

Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

In Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004, the entry for Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs) is replaced by the following:

‘Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs) 85535-84-8 287-476-5 1. By way of derogation, the production, placing on the market and use of substances or preparations containing SCCPs in concentrations lower than 1 % by weight or articles containing SCCPs in concentrations lower than 0,15 % by weight shall be allowed.2. Use shall be allowed in respect of:(a)conveyor belts in the mining industry and dam sealants containing SCCPs already in use before or on 4 December 2015; and(b) articles containing SCCPs other than those referred to in (a) already in use before or on 10 July 2012.

3. Article 4(2) third and fourth subparagraphs shall apply to the articles referred to in point 2 above.’

This Regulation shall enter into force on December 4, 2015.

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