Substance Regulatory Obligations


Perfluorooctane sulfonates(PFOS) C8F17SO2X (X = OH, metal salt (O-M+), halide, amide, and other derivatives including polymers)

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Last updated: 11/10/2020
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.

Industrial Emissions Directive

IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances

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
Derivatives of Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid
Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive

Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water

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  
Derivatives of Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid
0.0006 µg/l
0.0001 µg/l
36 µg/l
7.2 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.
Water Framework Directive

Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances

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  
Derivatives of Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid

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