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Substance Regulatory Obligations

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Formic acid

EC number: 200-579-1

CAS number: 64-18-6

Last updated: 27/05/2020
ECHA Legislation Regulatory Obligations

Regulatory obligations may exist for this substance under the legislations under ECHA’s remit or for which ECHA has delegated tasks (i.e. REACH, CLP, BPR, PIC, CAD / CMD, WFD, and POPs). Please check the substance Infocard.

CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

EU. Worker Protection-Hazardous (98/24)

This list represents a calculated inventory of substances based on the list of harmonized substances contained in Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC). Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS
formic acid ... %
64-18-6
Cosmetic Products Regulation

EU. Cosmetics Regulation Annex V, Allowed Preservatives

This list contains substances designated as preservatives which cosmetic products marketed in the EU may contain. The list contains maximum concentration limits and other restrictions. It also contains special labeling requirements, which outline conditions of use and warnings.

Ref No. Substance Identification Conditions Warning Label Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Product type, body parts Function(s) Restriction(s) Maximum Threshold Qualifier(s) Expressed As
14
Formic acid
200-579-1
64-18-6
All cosmetic products
Preservative
Maximum concentration value is given for 'Formic acid and its sodium salt'
0.5 %
As acid
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EU Ecolabel Regulation

EU. Dangerous Substances - Eco-Labels

This database contains: (1) the list of hazardous substances harmonized for classification and labeling in EU (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP Regulation); and (2) the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHC). The EU Ecolabel may not be awarded to substances or mixtures classified as such. Note that this list is not exhaustive. While the harmonized list covers many hazardous substances, other ones not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
formic acid
64-18-6
yes
… %
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Food Contact Regenerated Cellulose Directive

EU. Regenerated Cellulose Film Substances

This list contains the substances and substance groups authorized by the EU in the manufacture of regenerated cellulose film intended to come into contact with foodstuffs. Representing Annex II of Directive 2007/42/EC, the list is divided into first and second parts, for uncoated and coated regenerated cellulose film, respectively. For some entries, the list includes functional classes, maximum and minimum limit values, and other restrictions.

CAS Restrictions Denominations Part 1 Part 2 Notes  
Restriction(s) Qualifier(s) Maximum Thres(T) Minimun Threshold SML SML(T) QM QM(T) QM(T)2 Expressed as (1) Expressed as (2) Expressed as (3) Expressed as (4) Expressed as (5) Application Name Function
64-18-6
In the uncoated regenerated cellulose film
1 % w/w
2 mg/dm2
As the sum of all Additives other than Softeners
As the sum of Formic acid and its NH4, Ca, Mg, K and Na salts
Uncoated regenerated cellulose film
Additives other than Softeners: First Class
Yes
3 The total quantity of the substances listed in Additives other than Softeners shall not be more than 1 % (w/w), calculated in relation to the quantity of anhydrous uncoated regenerated cellulose film.
Details
64-18-6
In the uncoated regenerated cellulose film, inclusive of the coating on the side in contact with foodstuffs
1 % w/w
2 mg/dm2
6 mg/dm2
As the sum of all Additives other than Softeners
As the sum of Formic acid and its NH4, Ca, Mg, K and Na salts
As the sum of all Coating: Other additives (specific and not specific for coating)
Coated regenerated cellulose film
Additives other than Softeners: First Class
Coating: Other additives not specific for coating other than Softeners - First class
Yes
3 The total quantity of the substances listed in Additives other than Softeners shall not be more than 1 % (w/w), calculated in relation to the quantity of anhydrous uncoated regenerated cellulose film.
10 The total quantity of Coating: Other additives (specific and not specific for coating) may not exceed 6 mg/dm2 in the uncoated regenerated cellulose film, inclusive of the coating on the side in contact with foodstuffs.
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Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive

EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADN's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. or ID no. Carriage permitted Classification code Equipment required Limited and excepted quantities Number of blue cones/lights Provisions concerning loading, unloading and carriage Ventilation Remarks Special provisions Notes  
Excepted quantities Limited quantities Units Column (11c) Column (11b) Column (11a)
FORMIC ACID with more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8+3
II
1779
T
CF1
PP
EP
EX
A
E2
1 L
1
VE01
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FORMIC ACID with not less than 10% but not more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
II
3412
T
C3
PP
EP
E2
1 L
0
Details
FORMIC ACID with not less than 5% but less than 10% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
III
3412
T
C3
PP
EP
E1
5 L
0
Details

EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADR's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group Packaging UN No. ADR tank Classification code Hazard identification no. Limited and excepted quantities Vehicle for tank carriage Portable tank and bulk containers Special provisions Special provisions for carriage Transport category (Tunnel restriction code) Notes  
Mixed packing provisions Special packing provisions Packing instructions Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Limited quantities Unit Instructions Special provisions bulk Loading, unloading & handling Operation Packages Tunnel restriction code Transport category
FORMIC ACID with more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8+3
II
MP15
P001
IBC02
1779
L4BN
TU42
CF1
83
E2
1 L
FL
T7
TP2
S2
(D/E)
2
Details
FORMIC ACID with not less than 10% but not more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
II
MP15
P001
IBC02
3412
L4BN
C3
80
E2
1 L
AT
T7
TP2
(E)
2
Details
FORMIC ACID with not less than 5% but less than 10% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
III
MP19
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
3412
L4BN
C3
80
E1
5 L
AT
T4
TP1
(E)
3
Details

EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the RID's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It applies the European Agreements on the international transport of dangerous goods by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the Regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID).

Name CAS Class Labels Packing Group UN No. Classification code Express parcels Hazard identification number RID Tanks Limited and excepted quantities Packaging Portable tanks and bulk containers Transport category Special provisions for carriage Special provisions Notes  
Tank code Special provisions Excepted quantities Units Limited quantities Special packaging provisions Packaging instructions Mixed packing provisions Special provisions Instructions Loading, unloading & handling bulk Packages
FORMIC ACID with more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8+3
II
1779
CF1
CE6
83
L4BN
TU42
E2
1 L
P001
IBC02
MP15
TP2
T7
2
Details
FORMIC ACID with not less than 10% but not more than 85% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
II
3412
C3
CE6
80
L4BN
E2
1 L
P001
IBC02
MP15
TP2
T7
2
Details
FORMIC ACID with not less than 5% but less than 10% acid by mass
64-18-6
8
8
III
3412
C3
CE8
80
L4BN
E1
5 L
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
MP19
TP1
T4
3
W12
Details
OELs - Occupational Exposure Limits - 2nd list

EU. Indicative OELVs - Directive 2006/15/EC

The list is based on Council Directive 98/24/EC. Member States shall establish national occupational exposure limit values (OELVs) for the chemical agents listed in the Annex, taking into account the Community values but may determine its nature in accordance with national legislation and practice. The Directive establishes values for a reference period of eight-hours time weighted average and also for a short term period of 15 minutes for 33 chemical agents.

Name EC Number CAS Expressed As Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Skin Designation  
mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
Formic acid
200-579-1
64-18-6
9 mg/m3
5 ppm
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Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

EU. Com. Reg. No 10/2011 on plastic materials in contact with food

Also referred to as the Plastics Implementation Measure (PIM), this Regulation provides the Union List of monomers and other substances authorized in the manufacture of food contact plastics.

Name CAS FCM No Ref No. Additive or PPA Use as monomer/macromolecule FRF applicable SML (mg/kg) SML(T) Group Restriction No SML(T) Group FCM substances SML(T) (mg/kg) Restriction(s) Notes on verification Notes Physical form Group name Expressed As  
formic acid
64-18-6
114
55040
yes
no
no
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Protection of Young People Directive

EU. Young People at Work (94/33)

This list contains biological and chemical agents, in accordance with Art. 7 and points 2 and 3 of the Annex to Directive 94/33/EC, to which young persons (under 18 years of age) may not be exposed at the workplace. The database represents a non-exhaustive list of such substances based on: 1) agents of risk groups 3 and 4 under Directive 2000/54/EC; 2) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation; 3) and Annex I of Directive 2004/37/EC.

Name CAS EC_YOUNG ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC Notes  
formic acid ... %
64-18-6
Skin Corr. 1A
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Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

EU. Workplace Signs

This directive requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced. The annexes to this directive provide detailed information about the minimum requirements for all safety and health signs. According to the annexes to the directive, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC) must be marked and/or labeled.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
formic acid
200-579-1
64-18-6
607-001-00-0
Corrosion
… %
Details
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

EU. Hazardous Waste Properties: Annex III (2008/98/EC)

This database contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class & category, hazard (H) statement, and/or concentration limits provided in Annex III of the Waste Framework Directive (2008/98/EC). The classifications of the substances listed in the database are based on their harmonized classifications per Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Name EC Number CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) HP Code Index
formic acid ... %
200-579-1
64-18-6
Skin Corr. 1A
HP4 Irritant — skin irritation and eye damage: waste which on application can cause skin irritation or damage to the eye.
HP8 Corrosive: waste which on application can cause skin corrosion.
607-001-00-0

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