EU RoHS & REACH Documentation for SCCPs under POP Regulation

Question: Can EU RoHS and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation compliance documentation for a product containing short-chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) be used to demonstrate compliance with the Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation?

Answer: Some substances, such as SCCPs, are restricted by several regulations, including the REACH and POPs regulations. However, it is important to provide documentation to satisfy specific requirements laid out in respective regulations. For example, under the POPs Regulation, the presence of SCCPs must be below 0.15 percent at the article level, or one percent in mixtures. The REACH Regulation has no such specific restriction. Using REACH compliance information to check for SCCPs will require the collection of concentration data to properly demonstrate compliance with the POPs Regulation.

Article is current as of 2020-03-20.

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