The EU has launched a one-month consultation on its proposal to include perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds under the POP Recast Regulation.
On February 9, 2023, the European Commission (EC) announced a one-month consultation on its proposal to regulate perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and PFHxS-related compounds under Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 on persistent organic pollutants (POP Recast Regulation, consolidated version to December 2022).
Highlights of the draft Regulation to amend Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EU) 2019/1021 are summarized in Table 1.
|Substance||Scope||Specific exemption on intermediate use or other specification|
|PFHxS and its salts||Substances, mixtures or articles||≤ 0.025 mg/kg|
|PFHxS-related compounds||≤ 1 mg/kg (sum of all PFHxS-related compounds)|
|PFHxS and PFHxS-related compounds||Firefighting foam mixtures||≤ 0.1 mg/kg (to be reviewed within three years after entry into force of this amending regulation with a view to lower the limit)|
According to the announcement, comments for the proposed regulation will be accepted until March 9, 2023.
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