EU Adds C9-C14 Perfluorocarboxylic Acids to Annex XVII of REACH

Top Quote A look at recent changes to REACH in the EU relating to C9-C14 PFCAs and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) August 28, 2021 - The European Union (EU) has expanded the scope of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 on Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) by including perfluorocarboxylic acids containing 9 to 14 carbon atoms in the chain (C9-C14 PFCAs), their salts and C9-C14 PFCA-related substances.

    These are a family of substances that occur unintentionally during the manufacture of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated substances containing a carbon chain of less than nine carbon atoms, such as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), or as potential substitutes for PFOA, its salts and PFOA-related substances.

    The following substances are now on the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC):
    • Perfluorononan-1-oic acid (PFNA) and its sodium and ammonium salts
    • Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its sodium and ammonium salts
    • Henicosafluoroundecanoic acid (PFUnDA)
    • Tricosafluorododecanoic acid (FPDoDA)
    • Pentacosafluorotridecanoic acid (PFTrDA)
    • Heptacosafluorotetradecanoic acid (PFTDA)

    To learn more about these changes, see SGS’s original SafeGuard 113/21.

    The EU published this update on August 5, 2021, as Regulation (EU) 2021/1297. It replaces entry 68 to Annex XVII of REACH in relation to ‘Restrictions on the manufacturing, placing on the market and use of certain dangerous substances, mixtures and articles.’

    The new law will come into effect on February 25, 2023.

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