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Commission Regulation (EU) No 1342/2014 of 17 December 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants as regards Annexes IV and V Text with EEA relevance

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18.12.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 363/67


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1342/2014

of 17 December 2014

amending Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants as regards Annexes IV and V

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on persistent organic pollutants and amending Directive 79/117/EEC (1), and in particular Article 7(4)(a) and (5) and Article 14(2) and (4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 implements in the law of the Union the commitments set out in the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (hereinafter ‘the Convention’) approved by Council Decision 2006/507/EC (2), on behalf of the Community, and in the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants (hereinafter ‘the Protocol’) approved by Council Decision 2004/259/EC (3), on behalf of the Community.

(2)

At the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention from 4 to 8 May 2009, it was agreed to add chlordecone, hexabromobiphenyl, hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane, pentachlorobenzene, tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether, as well as perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (hereinafter ‘PFOS’) to the Annexes to the Convention.

(3)

In view of concerns regarding the completeness and representativeness of scientific information on quantities and concentrations of the POP brominated diphenyl ethers and PFOS in articles and wastes, those substances were provisionally listed in Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 without an indication of the maximum concentration limits.

(4)

Additional scientific data on quantities and concentrations of the POP brominated diphenyl ethers and PFOS in articles and wastes has now been assessed. It is therefore necessary to establish maximum concentration limits for these persistent organic pollutants without undue delay in order to ensure a uniform application of Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 and to avoid a continuous release of those substances into the environment.

(5)

At its 27th session from 14 to 18 December 2009, the Executive Body of the Protocol decided to add hexachlorobutadiene, polychlorinated naphthalenes, and short-chain chlorinated paraffins to the Protocol.

(6)

At its fifth meeting from 25 to 29 April 2011, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention agreed to add endosulfan to the list of persistent organic pollutants to be eliminated worldwide, with some exemptions.

(7)

In view of the decisions taken by the Executive Body of the Protocol and the Conference of the Parties to the Convention, it is necessary to update Annexes IV and V to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 in order to include those substances.

(8)

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(9)

In order to allow companies and competent authorities sufficient time to adapt to the new requirements, this Regulation should apply from 18 June 2015.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 39 of Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (4),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 is amended as follows:

(1)

Annex IV is replaced by the text in Annex I to this Regulation.

(2)

Annex V is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 18 June 2015.

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

Done at Brussels, 17 December 2014.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 158, 30.4.2004, p. 7.

(2)  Council Decision 2006/507/EC of 14 October 2004 concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (OJ L 209, 31.7.2006, p. 1).

(3)  Council Decision 2004/259/EC of 19 February 2004 concerning the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants (OJ L 81, 19.2.2004, p. 35).

(4)  Directive 2008/98/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on waste and repealing certain Directives (OJ L 312, 22.11.2008, p. 3).


ANNEX I

‘ANNEX IV

List of substances subject to waste management provisions set out in Article 7

Substance

CAS No

EC No

Concentration limit referred to in Article 7(4)(a)

Endosulfan

115-29-7

959-98-8

33213-65-9

204-079-4

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorobutadiene

87-68-3

201-765-5

100 mg/kg

Polychlorinated naphthalenes (1)

 

 

10 mg/kg

Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs)

85535-84-8

287-476-5

10 000 mg/kg

Tetrabromodiphenyl ether

C12H6Br4O

 

 

Sum of the concentrations of tetrabromodiphenyl ether, pentabromodiphenyl ether, hexabromodiphenyl ether and heptabromodiphenyl ether: 1 000 mg/kg

Pentabromodiphenyl ether

C12H5Br5O

 

 

Hexabromodiphenyl ether

C12H4Br6O

 

 

Heptabromodiphenyl ether

C12H3Br7O

 

 

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (PFOS)

C8F17SO2X

(X = OH, Metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers)

 

 

50 mg/kg

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF)

 

 

15 μg/kg (2)

DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl)ethane)

50-29-3

200-024-3

50 mg/kg

Chlordane

57-74-9

200-349-0

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane

58-89-9

319-84-6

319-85-7

608-73-1

210-168-9

200-401-2

206-270-8

206-271-3

50 mg/kg

Dieldrin

60-57-1

200-484-5

50 mg/kg

Endrin

72-20-8

200-775-7

50 mg/kg

Heptachlor

76-44-8

200-962-3

50 mg/kg

Hexachlorobenzene

118-74-1

200-273-9

50 mg/kg

Chlordecone

143-50-0

205-601-3

50 mg/kg

Aldrin

309-00-2

206-215-8

50 mg/kg

Pentachlorobenzene

608-93-5

210-172-5

50 mg/kg

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB)

1336-36-3 and others

215-648-1

50 mg/kg (3)

Mirex

2385-85-5

219-196-6

50 mg/kg

Toxaphene

8001-35-2

232-283-3

50 mg/kg

Hexabromobiphenyl

36355-01-8

252-994-2

50 mg/kg


(1)  Polychlorinated naphthalenes means chemical compounds based on the naphthalene ring system, where one or more hydrogen atoms have been replaced by chlorine atoms.

(2)  The limit is calculated as PCDD and PCDF according to the following toxic equivalency factors (TEFs):

PCDD

TEF

2,3,7,8-TeCDD

1

1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD

1

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD

0,01

OCDD

0,0003

PCDF

TEF

2,3,7,8-TeCDF

0,1

1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF

0,03

2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF

0,3

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

PCDD

TEF

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF

0,1

2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF

0,01

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF

0,01

OCDF

0,0003

(3)  Where applicable, the calculation method laid down in European standards EN 12766-1 and EN 12766-2 shall apply.’


ANNEX II

In Annex V, Part 2, the table is replaced by the following table:

‘Wastes as classified in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC

Maximum concentration limits of substances listed in Annex IV (1)

Operation

10

WASTES FROM THERMAL PROCESSES

Alkanes C10-C13, chloro (short-chain chlorinated paraffins) (SCCPs): 10 000 mg/kg;

Aldrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Chlordane: 5 000 mg/kg;

Chlordecone: 5 000 mg/kg;

DDT (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2-bis (4-chlorophenyl) ethane): 5 000 mg/kg;

Dieldrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Endosulfan: 5 000 mg/kg;

Endrin: 5 000 mg/kg;

Heptachlor: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexabromobiphenyl: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorobenzene: 5 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorobutadiene: 1 000 mg/kg;

Hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane: 5 000 mg/kg;

Mirex: 5 000 mg/kg;

Pentachlorobenzene: 5 000 mg/kg;

Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid and its derivatives (PFOS)

(C8F17SO2X)

(X = OH, Metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers): 50 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB) (3): 50 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDF) (4): 5 mg/kg;

Polychlorinated naphthalenes*: 1 000 mg/kg;

Sum of the concentrations of tetrabromodiphenyl ether C12H6Br4O), pentabromodiphenyl ether (C12H5Br5O), hexabromodiphenyl ether C12H4Br6O)and heptabromodiphenyl ether (C12H3Br7O): 10 000 mg/kg;

Toxaphene: 5 000 mg/kg;

Permanent storage shall be allowed only when all the following conditions are met:

(1)

The storage takes place in one of the following locations:

safe, deep, under-ground, hard rock formations;

salt mines;

a landfill site for hazardous waste, provided that the waste is solidified or partly stabilised where technically feasible as required for classification of the waste in subchapter 1903 of Decision 2000/532/EC.

(2)

The provisions of Council Directive 1999/31/EC (5) and Council Decision 2003/33/EC (6) were respected.

(3)

It has been demonstrated that the selected operation is environmentally preferable.

10 01

Wastes from power stations and other combustion plants (except 19)

10 01 14 * (2)

Bottom ash, slag and boiler dust from co-incineration containing hazardous substances

10 01 16 *

Fly ash from co-incineration containing hazardous substances

10 02

Wastes from the iron and steel industry

10 02 07 *

Solid wastes from gas treatment containing hazardous substances

10 03

Wastes from aluminium thermal metallurgy

10 03 04 *

Primary production slags

10 03 08 *

Salt slags from secondary production

10 03 09 *

Black drosses from secondary production

10 03 19 *

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

10 03 21 *

Other particulates and dust (including ball-mill dust) containing hazardous substances

10 03 29 *

Wastes from treatment of salt slags and black drosses containing hazardous substances

10 04

Wastes from lead thermal metallurgy

10 04 01 *

Slags from primary and secondary production

10 04 02 *

Dross and skimmings from primary and secondary production

10 04 04 *

Flue-gas dust

10 04 05 *

Other particulates and dust

10 04 06 *

Solid wastes from gas treatment

10 05

Wastes from zinc thermal metallurgy

10 05 03 *

Flue-gas dust

10 05 05 *

Solid waste from gas treatment

10 06

Wastes from copper thermal metallurgy

10 06 03 *

Flue-gas dust

10 06 06 *

Solid wastes from gas treatment

10 08

Wastes from other non-ferrous thermal metallurgy

10 08 08 *

Salt slag from primary and secondary production

10 08 15 *

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

10 09

Wastes from casting of ferrous pieces

10 09 09 *

Flue-gas dust containing hazardous substances

16

WASTES NOT OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN THE LIST

16 11

Waste linings and refractories

16 11 01 *

Carbon-based linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing hazardous substances

16 11 03 *

Other linings and refractories from metallurgical processes containing hazardous substances

17

CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION WASTES (INCLUDING EXCAVATED SOIL FROM CONTAMINATED SITES)

17 01

Concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics

17 01 06 *

Mixtures of, or separate fractions of concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics containing hazardous substances

17 05

Soil (including excavated soil from contaminated sites), stones and dredging spoil

17 05 03 *

Soil and stones containing hazardous substances

17 09

Other construction and demolition wastes

17 09 02 *

Construction and demolition wastes containing PCB, excluding PCB containing equipment

17 09 03 *

Other construction and demolition wastes (including mixed wastes) containing hazardous substances

19

WASTES FROM WASTE MANAGEMENT FACILITIES, OFF-SITE WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANTS AND THE PREPARATION OF WATER INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AND WATER FROM INDUSTRIAL USE

19 01

Wastes from incineration or pyrolysis of waste

19 01 07 *

Solid wastes from gas treatment

19 01 11 *

Bottom ash and slag containing hazardous substances

19 01 13 *

Fly ash containing hazardous substances

19 01 15 *

Boiler dust containing hazardous substances

19 04

Vitrified waste and waste from vitrification

19 04 02 *

Fly ash and other flue-gas treatment wastes

19 04 03 *

Non-vitrified solid phase


(1)  These limits apply exclusively to a landfill site for hazardous waste and do not apply to permanent underground storage facilities for hazardous wastes, including salt mines.

(2)  Any waste marked with an asterisk “*” is considered as hazardous waste pursuant to Directive 2008/98/EC and is subject to the provisions of that Directive.

(3)  The calculation method laid down in European standards EN 12766-1 and EN 12766-2 shall apply.

(4)  The limit is calculated as PCDD and PCDF according to the following toxic equivalency factors (TEFs):

PCDD

TEF

2,3,7,8-TeCDD

1

1,2,3,7,8-PeCDD

1

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDD

0,1

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDD

0,01

OCDD

0,0003

PCDF

TEF

2,3,7,8-TeCDF

0,1

1,2,3,7,8-PeCDF

0,03

2,3,4,7,8-PeCDF

0,3

1,2,3,4,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

1,2,3,6,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

1,2,3,7,8,9-HxCDF

0,1

2,3,4,6,7,8-HxCDF

0,1

1,2,3,4,6,7,8-HpCDF

0,01

1,2,3,4,7,8,9-HpCDF

0,01

OCDF

0,0003

(5)  OJ L 182, 16.7.1999, p. 1.

(6)  OJ L 11, 16.1.2003, p. 27.’


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