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Substance Regulatory Obligations

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Ethylene

EC number: 200-815-3

CAS number: 74-85-1

Last updated: 25/05/2022
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.

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Active Implantable Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances for purposes of Directive 90/385/EEC on active implantable medical devices, particularly as regards Article 3 and Annex I (Essential Requirements). This non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 90/385/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
ethylene
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1; Press. Gas; STOT SE 3
Aerosol Dispensers Directive

Aerosols Directive - Flammable Contents - Labelling Requirements

This list contains a subset of Table 3-listed substances in Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC). The non-exhaustive list is based on: (1) the flammable content, and (2) flammable aerosol definitions in sections 1.8 and 1.9, and (3) the labelling requirements given in section 2.2, of the Annex to the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC.

Name CAS Index EC Number Substance Description Expressed As Physical form Restriction(s) Classifications
ethylene
74-85-1
601-010-00-3
200-815-3
Flam. Gas 1
Ambient Air Quality Directive

Ambient Air Quality Directive, Annex X - Ozone Precursor Substances

This list contains ozone precursor substances, including nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) that shall be measured to analyze any trend in ozone precursors, to check the efficiency of emission reduction strategies, to check the consistency of emission inventories and to help attribute emission sources to observed pollution concentrations.

Name CAS Group Notes
Ethylene
74-85-1
VOC (Volatile organic compounds)
1 Volatile organic compounds recommended for measurement
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive

CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Article 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory based on the list of substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e., Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC). While the harmonised list covers many hazardous substances, others not listed may also meet the classification criteria in accordance with the CLP Regulation.

Name CAS
ethylene
74-85-1
Construction Products Regulation

Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances taken from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP; (2) the Candidate List of SVHCs; (3) Annex XIV of REACH (Authorisation List); (4) Annex XVII of REACH (Restrictions List); (5) F-gases subject to emission limits/reporting per Regulation 517/2014/EU; and (6) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in the Ambient Air Directive 2008/50/EC. The basis of the list is Annex I(3) of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EC, which stipulates that construction works must not have a high impact on human health or the environment as a result of: giving off toxic gas; emissions of dangerous substances, volatile organic compounds (VOC), greenhouse gases or dangerous particles into indoor or outdoor air; release of dangerous substances into drinking water, ground water, marine waters, surface waters or soil.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU FGG (517/2014) EU VOC (2008/50)
ethylene
74-85-1
yes
yes

Construction Product Regulation - Article 6(5) - SDS and Declaration

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances originating from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP (i.e., the list of harmonised substances); (2) the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs); and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List). This list is compiled on the basis of Article 6(5) of Regulation 305/2011/EC on Marketing of Construction Products. This provision requires SDSs and information on hazardous substances (i.e., SVHCs) contained in construction products be provided with the declaration of performance.

Name CAS EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC
ethylene
74-85-1
EU Ecolabel Regulation

Ecolabel - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances based on the list of hazardous substances with harmonised classification and labelling (i.e. Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation), and the Candidate List of substances of very high concern (SVHCs). Pursuant to Article 6(6) of the EU Ecolabel Regulation, the ecolabel must not be awarded to goods containing substances or mixtures classified according to the CLP as toxic; hazardous to the environment; and carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMRs). Nor are products allowed the ecolabel award when they contain SVHCs (per Article 57 of REACH). While the CLP's harmonised list contains many such substances, other ones not listed in Table 3 may also meet the criteria specified for classification under the CLP.

Name CAS Restriction(s) Expressed As Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP EU REACH: List of SVHC Physical form Substance Description  
ethylene
74-85-1
yes
Details
Food Contact Recycled Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCMs Recycled Plastic & Articles Regulation - Annex I - Authorised Use

This list contains the Annex I Plastic Food Contact Materials (FCMs) authorised for use in the European Union under Regulation 10/2011/EU. Pursuant to Art. 4(b) of Directive 282/2008/EC on recycled plastic FCMs, plastic recycling processes can only be authorised if input originates from plastic materials and articles manufactured in accordance with EU legislation on plastic food contact materials and articles.

Name CAS Physical form 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  
ethylene
74-85-1
125
16950
no
yes
no
Details
General Product Safety Directive

General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the European Union's hazardous substance definitions, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annexes XIV and XVII (Authorisation and Restriction lists). They can be considered hazardous for purposes of the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: Annex XIV EU REACH: List of SVHC EU REACH: Annex XVII EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
ethylene
74-85-1
yes
In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive

In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of essential requirements (Article 3 and Annex I) for general safety, design, manufacture and hazard communication of in vitro diagnostic medical devices. It is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Note that Regulation 2017/746/EU on in vitro diagnostic medical devices was published in the EU Official Journal on 5 May 2017. With few exceptions specified in Articles 112 and 113 of this Regulation, Directive 98/79/EC is repealed, and the rules pursuant to 2017/746/EU apply, from 26 May 2022.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
ethylene
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1; Press. Gas; STOT SE 3
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex I - ADR

This list contains the ADR Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive 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). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

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
ETHYLENE, REFRIGERATED LIQUID
74-85-1
2
2.1
MP9
P203
1038
RxBN
TU18
TA4
TT9
3F
223
E0
FL
T75
TP5
CV9
CV11
CV36
S2
S17
(B/D)
2
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details
ETHYLENE
74-85-1
2
2.1
MP9
P200
1962
PxBN(M)
TA4
TT9
2F
23
E0
FL
(M)
662
CV9
CV10
CV36
S2
S20
(B/D)
2
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex II - RID

This list contains the RID Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive 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). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

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
ETHYLENE, REFRIGERATED LIQUID
74-85-1
2
2.1(+13)
1038
3F
CE2
223
RxBN
TU18
TU38
TE22
TA4
TT9
TM6
E0
P203
MP9
TP5
T75
2
CW9
CW11
CW36
W5
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details
ETHYLENE
74-85-1
2
2.1(+13)
1962
2F
CE3
23
PxBN(M)
TU38
TE22
TA4
TT9
TM6
E0
P200
MP9
(M)
2
CW9
CW10
CW36
662
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details

Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive, Annex III - ADN

This list contains the ADN Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the European Union's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road (ADR) and inland waterways (ADN), and the regulations concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by rail (RID). Any specific CAS linked as members for substances where the list refers to finished material/article/compound/component are representative examples, but not exhaustive.

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)
ETHYLENE, REFRIGERATED LIQUID
74-85-1
2
2.1
1038
T
3F
PP
EX
A
E0
1
VE01
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details
ETHYLENE
74-85-1
2
2.1
1962
2F
PP
EX
A
E0
1
VE01
662
1 Not permitted to be carried in limited quantities
Details
Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive

Marine Environmental Policy Framework Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances for purposes of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, especially as it concerns Art. 3(8), and Annexes I and III. The listed substances meet the European Union's definitions as hazardous, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC); (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annex XIV (Authorisation List).

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: List of SVHC EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: Annex XIV
ethylene
74-85-1
yes
Medical Devices Directive-repealed

Medical Devices Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances in accordance with the Medical Devices Directive's (MDD) design and construction requirements pursuant to Annex I, Part II (7) & (8) (i.e., chemical, physical and biological properties; and infection and microbial contamination). Specifically, the non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list). Please note that Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices has repealed Directive 93/42/EEC and begun to apply from 26 May 2021. Nevertheless, Article 120 of the Regulation provides for a transitional period allowing medical devices, under specified conditions (e.g., placed on the market prior to 26 May 2021), to continue to comply with the Directive. In accordance with the fourth paragraph of Article 120, this period ends 26 May 2025.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC EU REACH: List of SVHC
ethylene
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1; Press. Gas; STOT SE 3
Medical Devices Regulation

Medical Devices Regulation - Hazardous Substances

This list contains hazardous substances for purposes of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), based on the legislation's Annex I general safety and performance requirements, including for chemical, physical and biological properties. Specifically, the non-exhaustive database is derived from: Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, REACH Candidate List of SVHCs, and Directive 2000/54/EC's Annex III (Biological Agents list).

EU CLP (1272/2008) EU REACH: List of SVHC EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC  
Flam. Gas 1; Press. Gas; STOT SE 3
Details
Pesticide Residues Regulation

Annexes II, III, IV, VII - Defined & Temporary Maximum Residue Levels

This list contains the maximum residue level (MRLs) entries as listed in the following annexes of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 on maximum residue levels of pesticides in or on food and feed of plant and animal origin and amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC: (1) Annex II: Maximum Residue Levels; (2) Annex III: Temporary MRLs; (3) Annex IV: Active Substances for Which No MRLs Are Required; and (4) Annex VII: Active Substance/Product Combinations.

Name CAS Annex No. Product Name Category CodeNumber Category Group/SubGroup CodeNumber Group/SubGroup MRL  
Ethylene
74-85-1
Annex IV
All Products
Details
Plastic Materials and Articles Regulation

FCM and Articles Regulation, Annex I - Authorised Substances

This list contains the Union list of authorised monomers, other starting substances, macromolecules obtained from microbial fermentation, additives and polymer production aids. It is taken from Annex I of the Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

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  
ethylene
74-85-1
125
16950
no
yes
no
Details
PPPR - Plant Protection Products Regulation

Annex of Approved Active Substances for Plant Protection Products

This list contains the active substances approved under Regulation 1107/2009/EC, as listed in Regulation 540/2011/EU. The list is separated into five parts: Part A (deemed to have been approved under 1107/2009/EC); Part B (approved under 1107/2009/EC); Part C (basic substances); Part D (low-risk active substances); and Part E (candidates for substitution). Entries include common & IUPAC names, identifiers (e.g., CAS, CIPAC), purity information, and approval and approval expiration dates.

Name CAS Ref No. CIPAC No. Purity Qualifier Expressed As Date of approval Expiration of approval Part Use Notes  
Ethylene
74-85-1
227
839
90 %
1 September 2009
31 August 2022
A Active substances deemed to have been approved under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009
Only indoor uses as plant growth regulator by professional users may be authorised
1 Please refer to the original source document (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX:32011R0540) and subsequent amendments for applicable additional specific provisions.
73 Relevant impurity: ethylene oxide max content 1 mg/kg.
Details
Pressure Equipment Directive

Pressure Equipment Directive - Group 1 Fluids Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of hazardous substances based on Article 13(1)(a) of Directive 2014/68/EU, defining Group 1 fluids for purposes of classifying pressure equipment in accordance with the Directive. The list is derived from a subset of the substances with harmonised classifications, as listed on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC.

Name CAS Substance Description Expressed As Physical form Restriction(s) Index EC Number Classifications
ethylene
74-85-1
601-010-00-3
200-815-3
Flam. Gas 1
Protection of Young People Directive

Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work

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 list is a non-exhaustive inventory 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  
ethylene
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1
Details
Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive

Safety and Health of Workers at Work Directive - Hazardous Substances

This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the scope of the European Union's definition of hazardous chemical and biological substances, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; and (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents). The EU's Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Framework Directive 89/391/EEC applies to risks arising from chemical, physical and biological agents at the workplace.

Name CAS EU CLP (1272/2008) EU_BA Directive 2000/54/EC
ethylene
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1; Press. Gas; STOT SE 3
Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive

Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes

This list contains hazardous substances based on Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC. According to the annexes to Directive 92/58/EEC, storage areas and containers containing chemical substances or mixtures that are classified as hazardous according to the CLP Regulation must be duly marked and/or labeled. Directive 92/58/EEC requires employers to ensure proper signage is posted in areas where hazards cannot be avoided or reduced.

Name EC Number CAS Index Sustance Description Danger Symbols Restriction Physical form  
ethylene
200-815-3
74-85-1
601-010-00-3
Flame
Gas cylinder
Exclamation mark
Details
Statistics on Pesticides Regulation

Statistics on Pesticides Regulation - Annex III Harmonised C&L

This list contains Annex III of Regulation 1185/2009/EC. It provides the substances with harmonised classifications to be covered to produce European statistics on the sales and use of pesticides.

Name CAS Chemical Class Group Category Code CIPAC Note(s)
Ethylene
74-85-1
PHYSIOLOGICAL PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS
Plant growth regulators
Physiological plant growth regulators
PGR01_01_07
839
WFD - Waste Framework Directive

Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties

This list contains substances that have been assigned hazard property (HP) waste codes 1-15, as defined in terms of the hazard class and 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 list are based on their harmonised 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
ethylene
200-815-3
74-85-1
Flam. Gas 1
STOT SE 3
HP3 Flammable Waste (FW): (a)liq FW with flash pt <60°C or FW gas, diesel and light heating oils with flash pt >55°C and ≤75°C (b)pyrophoric liq/solid FW liable to ignite within 5 min after air contact (c)solid FW readily combustible or which may cause/contribute to fire by friction (d)gas FW which is F in air at 20°C and 101.3 kPa (e)water reactive FW which, in contact with water, emits F gases in dangerous quantities (f)other: aerosols, self-heating, organic peroxides and self-reactive FWs.
HP5 Specific Target Organ Toxicity (STOT)/Aspiration Toxicity: waste which can cause specific target organ toxicity either from a single or repeated exposure, or which cause acute toxic effects following aspiration.
601-010-00-3