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BHC or HCH

EC / List no.: 210-168-9

CAS no.: 608-73-1

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Regulatory context

Here you can find all of the regulations and regulatory lists in which this substance appears, according to the data available to ECHA. This substance has been found in the following regulatory activities (directly, or inheriting the regulatory context of a parent substance):

REACH - Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation
PIC - Prior Informed Consent Regulation
  • Substances subject to export controls or banned from export from the EU under the PIC regulation.
Previous Legislations
  • Substances listed in the EINECS, ELINCS, or NLP inventories.
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive
  • CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents
    EU. Hazardous Substances - Art. 2(b)(i), Directive 98/24/EC on Protection of Workers from Chemical Agent-related Risks, 5 May 1998 (Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, as amended)

    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.

EU Ecolabel Regulation
  • EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures
    EU. Substances Rendering Goods Ineligible for EU Ecolabel, Art. 6(6), Reg. 66/2010/EC, L 27/1, 30 Jan 2010 (T. 3 of Anx VI to CLP; Candidate List of SVHCs)

    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.

Industrial Emissions Directive
  • IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances
    EU. Polluting Substances: Annex II, Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    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.

Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive
  • Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II
    EU. Chemical Agents: Annexes I & II, Dir. 92/85/EEC on Pregnant Workers, 28 November 1992 (updated by table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, 5 Oct 2018)

    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.

Protection of Young People Directive
  • Physical, Biological and Chemical Agents & Processes and Work
    EU. Non-Exhaustive List of Banned Substances, Directive 94/33/EC on Young People at Work, 20 August 1994, as amended by Dir 2014/27/EU, March 5, 2014 (Based on Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP, inter alia)

    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.

Safety and/or Health Signs at Work Directive
  • Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes
    EU. Workplace Signage: Annexes I and III, Directive 92/58/EEC, last amended by Directive 2014/27/EU, 5 March 2014

    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.

WFD - Waste Framework Directive
  • Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties
    EU. Substances according to Hazardous Waste Properties: Annex III, Directive 2008/98/EC, 22 November 2008, amended by Directive 2018/851/EU, 14 June 2018

    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).

Water Environmental Quality Standards Directive
  • Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water
    EU. Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for Priority Substances: Annex I, Part A, Dir 2008/105/EC, 24 Dec 2008, amended by Dir 2013/39/EU, 24 August 2013

    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.

Water Framework Directive
  • Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances
    EU. Annex X to Directive 2000/60/EC, Priority Substances in the Field of Water Policy, as amended by Directive 2013/39/EU, OJ L 226/1, 24 August 2013

    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.

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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
1,2,3,4,5,6-hexachlorcyclohexanes with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Annex
CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents, EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures, Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II, Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes, Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties, Fertiliser Regulation- Annex I, E.3 (chelating and complexing agents)
BHC or HCH
EC Inventory, Pre-Registration process
HCH
Other
HCH (mixed isomers)
PIC
Hexachlorocyclohexane
Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances, Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water, IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances
Other identifiers
2903 51 00
PIC
Combined Nomenclature Code
2903.51
PIC
Harmonised System Code
3808.50
PIC
Harmonised System Code (Mixture)
608-73-1
EC Inventory, PIC, Pre-Registration process, Other, CAD - Chemical Agents Directive, Art. 2(b)(i) - Hazardous Agents, Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances, EU Ecolabels - Restrictions for Hazardous Substances/Mixtures, Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water, IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances, Protection of Pregnant and Breastfeeding Workers Directive, Annex I+II, Workplace Signs - minimum requirements & signs on containers and pipes, Waste Framework Directive, Annex III - Waste - Hazardous Properties, Fertiliser Regulation- Annex I, E.3 (chelating and complexing agents)
CAS number
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Group parents

This substance has been identified as member of the following groups of substances:

Name EC / List no. CAS no. Association
Hexachlorocyclohexanes, including lindane - - Official source

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