The proposed restriction aims at “assessing and addressing the potential risks to human health or the environment arising from the manufacture, use or placing on the market of ‘MCCP’ (defined in the Candidate List as UVCB substances consisting of more than or equal to 80 % linear chloroalkanes with carbon chain lengths within the range from C14 to C17) and other substances containing the same ‘MCCP’ constituents having PBT and/or vPvB properties”2.
The substances in the scope of the proposed restriction are UVCB containing CA:C14-17 constituents3 (congeners) with PBT and/or vPvB properties: 69 substances are identified that may fall within the scope of the proposed restriction (a non- exhaustive list is available in Appendix B.1.2. to the Annex XV restriction proposal, and at the end of this info note). Considering the risks associated to CA:C14-17 with PBT and/or vPvB properties, the availability of alternatives and that the proposed restriction could also be useful for the on-going discussions in relation to the POP listing of these substances under the Stockholm Convention, the Dossier Submitter proposes two restriction entries:
- Option A: a ban on manufacturing and placing on the market substances, mixtures and articles containing more than 0.1% of CA:C14-17 with PBT and/or vPvB properties. The ban would apply after a two-year transition period.
- Option B: a ban on solely placing on the market substances, mixtures and articles containing more than 0.1% of CA:C14-17 with PBT and/or vPvB properties. The ban would apply after a two-year transition period, except for metalworking fluids where either a longer transition period (7 years) or a derogation could be considered depending on the information submitted during the Annex XV consultation.