Type of Notification
regular notification
Date of Distribution
2018.10.03
WTO Country
Agency Responsible
European Commission
Regions Affected
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: +(32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu Website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Notified Document Details
<p style="margin:2px !important;">Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and TDFAs (4 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English)</p>
ICS Code
Covered Products
<p style="margin:2px !important;">(3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di-or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives with organic solvents in spray products in a concentration, individually or in any combination, equal to or greater than 2 ppb by weight of the mixtures.</p>
Description of Content

This draft Regulation relates to a new entry of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006.

It would restrict the placing on the market for the general public of (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di-or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) with organic solvents in a concentration, individually or in any combination, equal to or greater than 2 ppb by weight of the mixtures.

Application of the restriction is deferred for 18 months to allow stakeholders sufficient time to adapt and achieve compliance.

Objectives & Rationale
<p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The exposure to (3,3,4,4,5,5,6,6,7,7,8,8,8-tridecafluorooctyl) silanetriol and any of its mono-, di-or tri-O-(alkyl) derivatives (TDFAs) with organic solvents </span>in a concentration, individually or in any combination, equal to or greater than 2 ppb by weight of the mixtures poses a risk to human health, in particular a risk of severe lung injury.</p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The aim of the restriction is to prevent the occurring of the serious lung injury when used by the general public for spraying / impregnating applications.</span></p> <p style="margin:2px !important;"><span style="font-face: Verdana;">The 18 months of transitional period before the application of the proposed restriction will allow stakeholders sufficient time to comply with the proposed restriction and to ensure adequate communication within the supply chain.   </span></p>
Relevant Documents
Final Date of Comments
2018.12.02
Contact Details
European Commission EU-TBT Enquiry Point Fax: + (32) 2 299 80 43 E-mail: grow-eu-tbt@ec.europa.eu The text is available on the EU-TBT Website: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/tools-databases/tbt/en/
Document Online Link (EN)
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