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The Coordinated Chemical Risk Management Programme was launched in July 2005 to take forward the hazard and risk assessment and risk management of chemicals in the UK in the period leading up to the first assessments under the REACH regulations. The work will largely mirror that which has taken place under the OECD hazard assessment programme and the Existing Substances Regulations (ESR) risk assessment programme. The ESR programme is winding down in the run up to REACH but the UK wishes to ensure that work on existing chemicals continues.

The programme is the joint responsibility of Defra and the Environment Agency and is overseen by a Steering Group which includes representatives from other Government Departments, including the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) and Department of Health (DH).

The UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum (UKCSF) will be consulted when chemicals are selected for endorsement into the programme with final inclusion in the programme being agreed by the Minister. The Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (ACHS) will have a role in reviewing the hazard and risk assessments and offering advice to the UKCSF as appropriate. Other Government Advisory Groups will be invited to give advice as appropriate. The basis for selecting chemicals for the programme has been agreed as:

  • PBT or vPvB chemicals as defined by the EU PBT working group but also including the lower tier criteria of the UK Chemicals Stakeholder Forum. The UKCSF list of chemicals of concern will be one potential source of chemicals for the programme
  • A chemical which is being considered as a substitute for a restricted substance
  • A chemical which has been nominated by industry and which meets the criteria for inclusion in the ICCA programme
  • A chemical is manufactured or widely used in the UK and where manufacture or use could lead to widespread environmental exposure in the UK

Nine chemicals were entered into the programme in July 2005 and a further 29 added in February 2006 and 24 in October 2006. The 62 chemicals in the programme and the status of their assessment can be seen in the following table:

Chemical Common Name

CAS Number

EINECS Number

Timetable within the programme

Date of entry into the programme

4-tert-Octylphenol

140-66-9

205-426-2

  • April 2005 - Publication of Risk Evaluation Report (RER).
  • Autumn 2007 – RER endorsed by EU expert committee for the second time
  • June 2008 – Risk Reduction Strategy for the UK completed.

July 2005

1,2-bis(pentabromophenyl) ethane

84852-53-9

284-366-9

  • October 2005 - Project start
  • July 2006 - Final stakeholder meeting
  • May 2007 – Publication of Risk Evaluation Report
  • May 2007 – Industry test plan submitted to Environment Agency. This is still ongoing.

July 2005

Dinonylphenol

several
CAS
numbers

215-356-4

  • November 2005 - Start-up meeting
  • July 2006 - Final stakeholder meeting
  • Feb 2007 – PBT testing strategy being addressed
  • June 2007 – Final Risk Evaluation Report available, but not published due to lack of information. The two major European suppliers agreed to withdraw it from the market. Further testing on the PBT properties suspended until further clarification of the supply position.

July 2005

Styrenated phenol

61788-44-1

262-975-0

  • December 2005 - Start-up meeting
  • Sept 2007 – Stage 3 Risk Assessment report due
  • Risk Evaluation Report updated with new data. Due for finalisation and publication early Summer 2009.

July 2005

4-tert Pentylphenol

80-46-6

201-280-9

  • October 2005 - Start-up meeting
  • Sept 2006 – Final stakeholder meeting
  • July 2006 (34 weeks) - Final stakeholder meeting
  • Feb 2008 - Publication of Risk Evaluation Report

July 2005

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

556-67-2

209-136-7

  • December 2005 – 1st Stakeholder meeting
  • Final report prepared in July 2008
  • Publication of Risk Evaluation Report expected spring 2009.
  • Industry are undertaking an extensive monitoring programme due for completion by the end of 2009

July 2005

Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5)

541-02-6

208-764-9

  • December 2005 – 1st Stakeholder meeting
  • Publication of Risk Evaluation Report expected spring 2009.
  • Industry are undertaking an extensive monitoring programme due for completion by the end of 2009

July 2005

Dodecamethylcylohexasiloxane (D6)

540-97-6

208-762-8

  • February 2005 – 1st Stakeholder meeting
  • December 2005 - Report discussed at Stakeholder Meeting
  • Mar 2009 – Publication of Risk Evaluation Report expected

July 2005

Tetrapropenyl phenol (TPP)

74499-35-7

Not allocated

  • April 2005 Project start
  • May 2006 Stakeholder meeting to determine further data requirements.
  • September 2006 Peer review of Risk Evaluation Report
  • April 2007 Final stakeholder meeting
  • May 2007 – Publication of Risk Evaluation Report
  • July 2007 - Industry environmental monitoring plan submitted to Environment Agency.
  • First half of 2009 – initial results of Industry environmental monitoring expected.

February 2006

Tertiary dodecyl mercaptan (TDM)

25103-58-6

246-619-1

  • January 2005 Environmental risk assessment published
  • August 2006  Results of TDM analysis in emulsion polymers from EDPLA (downstream user trade association)
  • January 2007 Industry conducting some follow-up work analysing for TDM in solid polymers
  • Industry currently conducting degradation and bioaccumulation testing  to clarify the P and B  properties to a deadline of December 2009

February 2006

Di-(tert-dodecyl) pentasulphide

31565-23-8

250-702-8

  • November 2005 - Start-up meeting
  • January 2006 Stakeholder meeting to determine further data requirements
  • August 2006 Final stakeholder meeting
  • Final RER not prepared due to a lack of relevant data
  • Industry currently conducting  bioaccumulation testing  to clarify the B  properties to a deadline of December 2009

February 2006

Hexanol

111-27-3

203-852-3

  • UK/ICCA Assessment on Long Chain Alcohols agreed at SIAM 22 in April 2006 – awaiting publication on UNEP website. No further risk assessment work is being considered currently.

February 2006

Octanol

203-917-6

203-917-6

Hexene, hydroformulation products

70955-11-2

275-052-2

Octene hydroformulation products

68527-05-9

271-250-8

2-octanol

123-96-6

204-667-0

Decanol

112-30-1

203-956-9

Undecanol

112-42-5

203-970-5

Decene hydroformulation products

68516-18-7

271-137-3

Tridecanol

112-70-9

203-998-8

Tetradecanol

112-72-1

204-000-3

Hexadecanol

36653-82-4

253-149-0

Eicosanol

629-96-9

211-119-4

Docosanol

661-19-8

211-546-6

C6-12 alcohols

68603-15-6

271-642-9

C9-11 alcohols

66455-17-2

266-367-6

C10-16 alcohols

67762-41-8

267-019-6

C12-13 alcohols

75782-86-4

278-306-0

C12-14 alcohols

80206-82-2

279-420-3

C12-15 alcohols

63393-82-8

264-118-6

C12-16 alcohols

68855-56-1

272-490-6

C12-18 alcohols

67762-25-8

267-006-5

C14-15 alcohols

75782-87-5

Not allocated

C14-16 alcohols

68333-80-2

269-790-4

C14-18 alcohols

67762-30-5

267-009-1

C16-18 alcohols

67762-27-0

267-008-6

C16-18 alcohols, distillation residues

68603-17-8

271-645-5

C18-32 alcohols

68911-61-5

272-778-1

Neodecanoic acid, ethenyl ester

51000-52-3

256-905-8

  • April 2007 SIAM 24 agreement of the UK/ICCA assessment
  • May 2007 Final assessment sent to OECD for publication. Hazard assessment completed.
  • UK Risk Assessment (being conducted by the Environment Agency) in preparation (Mar 2009)

February 2006

Long chain chlorinated paraffins (2)

63449-39-8

264-150-0

 

Phenol, thiobis(dodecyl)- calcium salt

26998-97-0

248-159-7

  • July 2007 industry to submit draft SIDS assessment to EA/HSE for review under OECD ICCA programme
  • Final IND submission Dec 08; assessment discussion at next OECD HPV meeting (SIAM 28; Apr 2009).  

NB:  Chemicals included in category changed according to what IND consortia supply: final list is CAS 68815-67-8, 68855-45-8, 122384-85-4, 68784-25-8, 122384-86-5, 68784-26-9, 122384-87-6, 73758-62-0, 122384-84-3 with CAS 68515-93-5 included as a “supporting” substance

 

October 2006

Phenol, dodecyl- sulfurised carbonates, Ca salts overbased

68784-26-9

272-234-3

Phenol, dodecyl – sufurised, calcium salts

68855-45-8

272-486-4

Phenol, C12 and C18-30 alkyl derivatives, sulfurised, calcium salts overbased

73758-62-0

277-588-2

Phenol tetrapropenyl- sulfurised, calcium

122384-85-4

Not allocated

Phenol, tetrapropenyl- sulfuroised, carbonates

122384-87-6

Not allocated

Phenol, tetrapropenyl- and C18-C30 alkyl derivatives

122384-84-3

Not allocated

Phenol, thiobis (tetrapropylene)

68815-67-8

272-388-1

Phenol, nonyl derivatives, sulphides

68515-93-5

272-388-1

Triphenyl phosphate

115-86-6

204-112-2

  • June 2007 – Draft final RAR prepared
  • Sept 2007 – Review by the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances
  • Jan 2008 – Human Health Assessment completed
  • Publication of combined human health and environment reports expected Mar 2009.

 

Cresyl diphenyl phosphate

26444-49-5

247-693-8

Tricresyl phosphate

1330-78-5

215-548-8

Trixylenyl phosphate

25155-23-1

246-677-8

Isopropyl phenyl diphenyl phosphate

28108-99-8

248-848-2

Phosphoric acid, (1-methylethyl)phenyl phenyl ester

68782956

272-171-1

Tris(isopropylphenyl)phosphate

26967760

248-147-1

Phenyl, isopropylated, phosphate

68937-41-7

273-066-3

Terbutyl phenyl diphenyl phosphate

56803-37-3

260-391-0

Phenol, isobutylated phosphate

68937-40-6

273-065-8

Butylated triphenyl phosphate

220352-35-2

Not allocated

2-diethylhexyl diphenyl phosphate

1241-94-7

214-987-2

Isodecyl diphenyl phosphate

29761-21-5

249-828-6

Tetraphenyl resorcinol diphosphate

57583-54-7

260-830-6

Tris(2-butoxyethyl)phosphate

78-51-3

201-122-9

  • Summer 2007 start up meeting with industry to agree timescales to progress assessment.
  • Apr 2008 – IND consortia issues halted progress. No further update (Mar 09).

 

 

Contacts

You can contact the Programme Steering Board at:

Defra
Area 2A
Nobel House
17 Smith Square
London SW1P 3JR

Telephone: 020 7238 1576
Email: Chemical.Management@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Page last modified: 6 April 2009
Page published: 2 June 2005