Substance Information

NB: Registration status and tonnage

  • The REACH Registered substance portal was updated on 9th November 2020; the REACH registered factsheets were further updated on 21st December 2020. Details of the improvements can be found at Dissemination Platform Updates. Reprocessing the entire dataset is ongoing since 21 December 2020. ECHA is making all possible efforts to synchronise the registration status and tonnage with the shortest delay.
  • While reprocessing is ongoing please note that substances whose registration dossiers are not yet processed can incorrectly state in the Infocard that they are not registered under REACH. In these cases if there is a link to a REACH registered substance factsheet then the substance IS registered. The correct total tonnage band can be found in the factsheet(s) for the substance.

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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons

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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):

Region Legislation Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Skin Designation Dermal Sensitization Respiratory Sensitization Work Sector Effective Date Expiration Date Miscellaneous Notes
mg/m3 ppm f/ml mg/m3 ppm f/ml
European Union CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive Yes 6
Atmospheric Pollutants Emission Reductions Directive
  • Atmospheric Pollutants Directive, Annex I - Annual Emission Reporting
    EU. Air. Annual Emission Reporting Requirements: Annex I, Table A-D, Directive 2016/2284/EU, 17 December 2016

    This list contains the Annex I pollutants that European Union Member States (MS) must measure and report on as part of their national emission reporting requirements. Table A lists the required annual reporting requirements; Table B lists the optional annual reporting requirements; Table C lists required two- and four-year reporting requirements. The National Emission Ceilings Directive 2016/2284/EU establishes emission reduction commitments for all EU MS.

CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive
  • CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, Annex III - OELVs
    EU. OELs for Certain Carcinogens & Mutagens: Annex III, Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD), as amended by Directive 2019/983/EU, 20 June 2019

    This list contains occupational exposure limit values (OELs) for carcinogens and mutagens pursuant to Annex III of Directive 2004/37/EC (CMD). Employers are obligated to minimize worker exposure to these agents in so far as possible, and must arrange for medical surveillance of workers exposed to these substances.

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 list contains the 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.

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, Directive 2008/105/EC, 24 December 2008, amended by Directive 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 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy.

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.

Water for Human Consumption Directive
  • Water for Human Consumption Directive - Quality Criteria
    EU. Quality Criteria for Water for Human Consumption, Directive 98/83/EC, as amended by Directive 2015/1787/EU, 27 October 2015

    This list contains the Annex I parameters from the Drinking Water Directive 98/83/EC, which concerns the quality of water intended for human consumption. Its objective is to protect human health from adverse effects of any contamination of water intended for human consumption by ensuring that it is wholesome and clean.

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Substance names and other identifiers

Regulatory process names
PAH
Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons
Annex I, Part A - Priority Substances & Pollutants in water
Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
Water Framework Directive, Annex X - Priority Substances, IPPC - Industrial Emissions Directive, Annex II - Polluting Substances
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Other
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
Atmospheric Pollutants Directive, Annex I - Annual Emission Reporting
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Water for Human Consumption Directive - Quality Criteria
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons mixtures
CMD - Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive, Annex III - OELVs

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