Commission Regulation (EC) No 642/2005 of 27 April 2005 imposing testing and information requirements on the importers or manufacturers of certain priority substances in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 on the evaluation and control of t


Published: 2005-04-27

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28.4.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 107/14


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 642/2005

of 27 April 2005

imposing testing and information requirements on the importers or manufacturers of certain priority substances in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 of 23 March 1993 on the evaluation and control of risks of existing substances (1), and in particular Article 10(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The rapporteurs designated by the Member States in accordance with Article 10(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 have evaluated the information submitted by the manufacturers and importers in respect of certain priority substances. After consultation of those manufacturers and importers, the rapporteurs have determined that it is necessary for the purposes of the risk evaluation to require those manufacturers and importers to submit further information and carry out further testing.

(2)

The information needed to evaluate the substances in question is not available from former manufacturers or importers. The manufacturers and importers have checked that tests on animals cannot be replaced or limited by using other methods.

(3)

It is therefore appropriate to request manufacturers and importers of priority substances to submit further information and carry out further testing of those substances. The protocols submitted by the rapporteurs to the Commission should be used for performing those tests.

(4)

The provisions of this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established pursuant to Article 15 of Regulation (EEC) No 793/93,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The manufacturers and importers of the substances listed in the Annex, who have submitted information in accordance with the requirements of Articles 3, 4, 7 and 9 of Regulation (EEC) No 793/93, shall provide the information and perform the tests indicated in the Annex and shall deliver the results to the relevant rapporteurs.

The tests shall be performed according to the protocols specified by the rapporteurs.

The results shall be delivered within the time limits laid down in the Annex.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 27 April 2005.

For the Commission

Stavros DIMAS

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 84, 5.4.1993, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).


ANNEX

No

Einecs No

CAS No

Substance name

Rapporteur

Testing/information requirements

Time limit from the date of entry into force of this Regulation

1

201-245-8

80-05-7

4,4′-Isopropylidenediphenol (1)

UK

Long-term fish endocrine effects study with investigation of effects on sperm development

18 months

Long-term toxicity study with an appropriate freshwater snail species

18 months

2 generation study with 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol in mice according to OECD 416 (with some specific modifications)

39 months

2

203-545-4

108-05-4

Vinyl acetate (2)

D

Further data on pattern of polymerisation facilities and information on exhaust air purification techniques for representative facilities

6 months

3

202-627-7

98-01-1

2-Furaldehyde (3)

NL

Long-term toxicity test with fish

6 months

Long-term toxicity test with daphnia

6 months

4

201-622-7

85-68-7

Benzyl butyl phthalate (1)

N

Data about releases into the Wupper from all sources

12 months

Plant fumigation test

12 months

Long-term fish study on reproductive and endocrine effects

12 months

Monitoring study on local air concentrations near flooring production sites and sealant formulation plants

12 months

5

201-329-4

81-15-2

5-Tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (1)

NL

Biodegradation simulation test for determination of half-life in marine environment

18 months

6

200-663-8

67-66-3

Chloroform (3)

F

Environmental exposure information for production and uses

6 months

Two long-term toxicity tests on sediment organisms

6 months

Toxicity tests on micro-organisms:

tests on activated sludge for production sites

nitrification inhibition test

test on the inhibition of methanogenic bacteria

6 months

7

202-974-4

101-77-9

4,4′-Methylenedianiline (2)

D

Long-term toxicity test on sediment organisms (Chironomus spec.)

6 months

Long-term toxicity test on sediment organisms (Hyalella azteca)

6 months

8

231-152-8

215-146-2

7440-43-9

1306-19-0

Cadmium (1)

Cadmium oxide (1)

B

Ecotoxicity tests under very low water hardness conditions

12 months

Validation of applicability of SEM/AVS concept (bioavailability in sediment compartment)

12 months

9

231-668-3

7681-52-9

Sodium hypochlorite (3)

IT

Whole effluent assessment

9 months

10

247-148-4

25637-99-4

Hexabromocyclododecane (3)

S

Biodegradation simulation test providing valid half-lives as well as identification of metabolites

8 months

11

201-236-9

79-94-7

Tetrabromobisphenol-A (4)

UK

Clarification of use pattern

9 months

Long term toxicity test with Chironomus riparius in sediment

9 months

Long term toxicity test with Chironomus riparius in water

9 months

Toxicity study with molluscs

9 months

Investigation of degradation to bisphenol-A in sediment

9 months

12

287-476-5

85535-84-8

Alkanes, C10-13, chloro (SCCPs) (2)

UK

Environmental exposure information on emissions

3 months

Biodegradation simulation test to determine half-life in the marine environment

18 months


(1)  Substance listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 143/97 (OJ L 25, 28.1.1997, p. 13; priority list No 3).

(2)  Substance listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1179/94 (OJ L 131, 26.5.1994, p. 3; priority list No 1).

(3)  Substance listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2268/95 (OJ L 231, 28.9.1995, p. 18; priority list No 2).

(4)  Substance listed in the Annex to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2364/2000 (OJ L 273, 26.10.2000, p. 5; priority list No 4).