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Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

BHC or HCH

EC number: 210-168-9

CAS number: 608-73-1

Last updated: 11/03/2020
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
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
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  
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
yes
Details
Industrial Emissions Directive

EU. Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control

This database contains the list of polluting substances for which emission limit values are assigned under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC) . Member states must permit all qualifying facilities in order to ensure that they minimize impact on the environment. The permit issued must provide emission limit values for pollutants on this list.

Name CAS Air Water Annex X of Dir 2000/60/EC
Hexachlorocyclohexane
608-73-1
yes
yes
Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive

EU. Pregnant Women Protection (92/85)

This list contains substances to which pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding may not be exposed. This is only a partial list; employers are obliged to prevent the exposure of these workers to any agents that may cause adverse health effect for either mother or child. This list is generated from hazardous substances listed in Directive 92/85/EEC and from table 3.2 of Annex VI of the CLP.

Name CAS CLP (1272/2008) CMRs ECCAR Directive 2004/37/EC EU_BA PREGW Notes  
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
Carc. 2
Details
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  
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
Carc. 2; Acute Tox. 3
Details
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  
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
602-042-00-0
Skull and crossbones
Health hazard
Details
Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive

EU. Environmental Quality Standards, Annex I, Part A (2008/105/EC)

This list contains environmental quality standards (EQS), including annual averages and maximum allowable concentrations, for priority substances and certain other pollutants as provided for in Article 16 of Directive 2000/60/EC.

Name CAS NO AA-EQS Inland AA-EQS Other MAC-EQS Inland MAC-EQS Other EQS Biota Calculation Basis Notes  
Hexachlorocyclohexane
608-73-1
18
0.02 µg/l
0.002 µg/l
0.04 µg/l
0.02 µg/l
12 Unless otherwise specified, the EQS parameter expressed as an annual average value (AA-EQS) applies to the total concentration of all isomers.
13 Inland surface waters encompass rivers and lakes and related artificial or heavily modified water bodies.
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Water Framework Directive

EU. Directive 2000/60/EC, Annex X, Priority Substances, Water Policy

This list contains substances identified as priority substances that are targeted for reduction and eventual removal from waste water discharge. The list includes 'priority hazardous substances' which are subject to special restrictions.

Name EC Number CAS Priority Group Notes  
Hexachlorocyclohexane
210-168-9
608-73-1
yes
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
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
608-73-1
Carc. 2
Acute Tox. 3
Acute Tox. 4
Aquatic Acute 1
Aquatic Chronic 1
HP7 Carcinogenic: waste which induces cancer or increases its incidence.
HP6 Acute Toxicity: waste which can cause acute toxic effects following oral or dermal administration, or inhalation exposure.
HP14 Ecotoxic: waste which presents or may present immediate or delayed risks for one or more sectors of the environment.
602-042-00-0

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