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Publication of the EU Regulation 126/2013/EC Amends Annex XVII of REACH Restrictions

May 21, 2013

Regulation (EU) No. 126/2013 amending Annex XVII of the REACH Regulation (EC) n. 1907/2006 was published on February 14, 2013 on the European Union Official Journal L 43. The Regulation came into force on March 6, 2013 and is immediately applicable.

The Regulations published brings some amendments to Annex XVII of REACH relating to restrictions on the manufacture, marketing and use of certain substances, mixtures and articles dangerous.

Amendment of paragraph 1 entry 6 on "asbestos fibers" to correct an error resulting from the transposition of the Directive 76/769/EEC Annex XVII of REACH.

  • Extension of the derogations provided for entries 16 (lead carbonates) and 17 (sulphates of lead), not only themselves but also the use of their marketing in the paint for the restoration and maintenance of works of art and historic buildings and their internal
  • Change of entries 28, 29, 30 (CMR substances) to clarify that the concentration limits specified in Directive 1999/45/EC shall apply only in the absence of a specific concentration limit in Part 3 of Annex VI of the CLP Regulation 1272 / 2008
  • The entry 42 of Annex XVII is deleted: it provides for restrictions on the use of SCCPs, taking account of the inclusion in Annex I of Regulation 850/2004 (relating to persistent organic pollutants) of short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCP), the prohibited the production, marketing and use (except for certain specific exemptions), the inclusion under item 47, paragraph 4, which provides a harmonized testing method by CEN to determine the content of soluble chromium VI in cement and in the mixtures containing cement
  • Change of the entry 56 which covers the methylenediphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) for clarification concerning isomers
  • Deletion of Appendix 4 of the notes E, H, S previously deleted in the preface to Appendices 1 to 6 to Annex XVII and in Appendices 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6
  • Amendment to Appendix 6 entry on diisopentylphthalate which indicated incorrect CAS and EC numbers
  • Update of Appendix 10 to indicate the new references of harmonized standards developed by CEN as test methods for azo dyes in the leather and textile (EN 14362-1 & 3 Methods for the determination of certain aromatic amines derived from azo colourants