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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2018/172 of 28 November 2017 amending Annexes I and V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (Text with EEA relevance. )

C/2017/7828

OJ L 32, 6.2.2018, p. 6–11 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 32/6


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2018/172

of 28 November 2017

amending Annexes I and V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (1), and in particular Article 23(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 implements the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade (‘Rotterdam Convention’), signed on 11 September 1998 and approved, on behalf of the European Community, by Council Decision 2003/106/EC (2).

(2)

The substance 3-decen-2-one has not been approved in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3), with the effect that that substance is banned for use as a pesticide and thus should be added to the lists of chemicals contained in Parts 1 and 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(3)

No application for renewal of the approval of the active substance carbendazim was submitted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, with the effect that carbendazim is banned for use as a pesticide in the group of plant protection products and thus should be added to the list of chemicals contained in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(4)

No application for renewal of the approval of the active substance tepraloxydim was submitted in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, with the effect that tepraloxydim is banned for use as a pesticide and thus should be added to the lists of chemicals contained in Parts 1 and 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(5)

The substances cybutryne and triclosan have not been approved for use in biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4), with the effect that those substances are banned for use as a pesticide and thus should be added to the lists of chemicals contained in Parts 1 and 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(6)

The substance triflumuron has not been approved for use in biocidal products in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 528/2012, with the effect that that substance is banned for use in the sub-category ‘other pesticide including biocides’ and thus should be added to the list of chemicals contained in Part 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(7)

The substances 5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene, benzyl butyl phthalate, diisobutyl phthalate, diarsenic pentaoxide and tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate are listed in Annex XIV to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5) since they have been identified as substances of very high concern. Consequently, those substances are subject to authorisation. Since no authorisations were granted, those substances are severely restricted for industrial use. Therefore, those substances should be added to Parts 1 and 2 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(8)

At its seventh meeting held from 4 to 15 May 2015, the Conference of the Parties to the Rotterdam Convention decided to include methamidophos in Annex III to that Convention, with the effect that that chemical became subject to the prior informed consent procedure under that Convention. The Conference of the Parties also decided to delete the existing entry in Annex III for ‘methamidophos (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600 g active ingredient/l)’. Those changes should thus be reflected in the lists of chemicals contained in Parts 1 and 3 of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(9)

At its seventh meeting held from 4 to 15 May 2015, the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (‘Stockholm Convention’), which was approved by Council Decision 2006/507/EC (6), decided to include the substances hexachlorobutadiene and polychlorinated naphthalenes in Annex A to that Convention. Those substances are listed in Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7) and thus should be added to Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 in order to implement the Stockholm Convention.

(10)

By Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/293 (8), the chemical hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) was added to Part A of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 following the decision taken at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, held from 28 April to 10 May 2013, to list that chemical in Part 1 of Annex A to that Convention. Consequently, that chemical should be added to Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(11)

The Stockholm Convention allows recycling of articles that contain or may contain tetra- and pentabromodiphenyl ether or hexa- and heptabromodiphenyl ether, and the use and final disposal of articles manufactured from recycled materials that contain those substances provided that steps are taken to prevent exports of such articles that contain levels or concentrations of those substances exceeding those permitted for the sale, use, import or manufacture of those articles within the territory of the respective Party. In order to implement that obligation in the Union, articles containing concentrations of those substances at or above 0,1 % by weight when produced partially or fully from recycled materials or materials from waste prepared for re-use should be prohibited for export by adding them to Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012.

(12)

Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(13)

It is appropriate to provide for a reasonable period of time for all interested parties to take the measures necessary to comply with this Regulation and for Member States to take the measures necessary for its implementation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

Annex I is amended in accordance with 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 1 April 2018.

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

Done at Brussels, 28 November 2017.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 201, 27.7.2012, p. 60.

(2)  Council Decision 2003/106/EC of 19 December 2002 concerning the approval, on behalf of the European Community, of the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for certain hazardous chemicals and pesticides in international trade (OJ L 63, 6.3.2003, p. 27).

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 528/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2012 concerning the making available on the market and use of biocidal products (OJ L 167, 27.6.2012, p. 1).

(5)  Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ L 396, 30.12.2006, p. 1).

(6)  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).

(7)  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 (OJ L 158, 30.4.2004, p. 7).

(8)  Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/293 of 1 March 2016 amending Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council on persistent organic pollutants as regards Annex I (OJ L 55, 2.3.2016, p. 4).


ANNEX I

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

Part 1 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for methamidophos is replaced by the following entry:

Chemical

CAS No

Einecs No

CN code (***)

Subcategory (*)

Use limitation (**)

Countries for which no notification is required

‘Methamidophos (#)

10265-92-6

233-606-0

ex 2930 80 00

p(1)

b’;

 

(b)

the entry for methamidophos (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600 g active ingredient/l) is deleted;

(c)

the following entries are added:

Chemical

CAS No

Einecs No

CN code (***)

Subcategory (*)

Use limitation (**)

Countries for which no notification is required

‘3-decen-2-one (+)

10519-33-2

234-059-0

ex 2914 19 90

p(1)

b

 

5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene (+)

81-15-2

201-329-4

ex 2904 20 00

i(1) - i(2)

sr

 

Benzyl butyl phthalate (+)

85-68-7

201-622-7

ex 2917 34 00

i(1) - i(2)

sr

 

Carbendazim

10605-21-7

234-232-0

ex 2933 99 80

p(1)

b

 

Cybutryne (+)

28159-98-0

248-872-3

ex 2933 69 80

p(2)

b

 

Diisobutyl phthalate (+)

84-69-5

201-553-2

ex 2917 34 00

i(1) - i(2)

sr

 

Diarsenic pentaoxide (+)

1303-28-2

215-116-9

ex 2811 29 90

i(1) - i(2)

sr

 

Tepraloxydim (+)

149979-41-9

n.a.

ex 2932 99 00

p(1)

b

 

Triclosan (+)

3380-34-5

222-182-2

ex 2909 50 00

p(2)

b

 

Triflumuron

64628-44-0

264-980-3

ex 2924 21 00

p(2)

b

 

Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (+)

115-96-8

204-118-5

ex 2919 90 00

i(1) - i(2)

sr’;

 

(2)

Part 2 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for methamidophos is deleted;

(b)

the following entries are added:

Chemical

CAS No

Einecs No

CN code (***)

Category (*)

Use limitation (**)

‘3-decen-2-one

10519-33-2

234-059-0

ex 2914 19 90

p

b

5-tert-butyl-2,4,6-trinitro-m-xylene

81-15-2

201-329-4

ex 2904 20 00

i

sr

Benzyl butyl phthalate

85-68-7

201-622-7

ex 2917 34 00

i

sr

Cybutryne

28159-98-0

248-872-3

ex 2933 69 80

p

b

Diisobutyl phthalate

84-69-5

201-553-2

ex 2917 34 00

i

sr

Diarsenic pentaoxide

1303-28-2

215-116-9

ex 2811 29 90

i

sr

Tepraloxydim

149979-41-9

n.a.

ex 2932 99 00

p

b

Triclosan

3380-34-5

222-182-2

ex 2909 50 00

p

b

Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate

115-96-8

204-118-5

ex 2919 90 00

i

sr’;

(3)

Part 3 is amended as follows:

(a)

the following entry is added:

Chemical

Relevant CAS number(s)

HS code

Pure substance (**)

HS code

Mixtures containing substance (**)

Category

‘Methamidophos

10265-92-6

ex ex 2930.80

ex ex 3808.59

Pesticide’;

(b)

the entry for methamidophos (soluble liquid formulations of the substance that exceed 600 g active ingredient/l) is deleted.


ANNEX II

In Part 1 of Annex V to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 the following entries are added:

Description of chemicals/article(s) subject to export ban

Additional details, where relevant (e.g. name of chemical, EC No, CAS No, etc.)

 

‘Hexachlorobutadiene

EC No 201-765-5

CAS No 87-68-3

CN code 2903 29 00

 

Polychlorinated naphthalenes

EC No 274-864-4

CAS No 70776-03-3 and others

CN code 3824 99 93

 

Hexabromocyclododecane

EC No 247-148-4, 221-695-9

CAS No 25637-99-4, 3194-55-6, 134237-50-6, 134237-51-7, 134237-52-8 and others

CN code 2903 89 80

Articles containing concentrations at or above 0,1 % of tetra-, penta-, hexa- or heptabromodiphenyl ether by weight when produced partially or fully from recycled materials or materials from waste prepared for re-use

Tetrabromodiphenyl ether

EC No 254-787-2 and others

CAS No 40088-47-9 and others

CN code 2909 30 38

Pentabromodiphenyl ether

EC No 251-084-2 and others

CAS No 32534-81-9 and others

CN code 2909 30 31

Hexabromodiphenyl ether

EC No 253-058-6 and others

CAS No 36483-60-0 and others

CN code 2909 30 38

Heptabromodiphenyl ether

EC No 273-031-2 and others

CAS No 68928-80-3 and others

CN code 2909 30 38 ’.


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