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Substance Regulatory Obligations

OBL

dichloromethane; methylene chloride

EC number: 200-838-9

CAS number: 75-09-2

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
dichloromethane; methylene chloride
75-09-2
Cosmetic Products Regulation

EU. Cosmetics Regulation, Annex II, Prohibited Substances

This list contains substances which are banned from use in any cosmetic products marketed for sale or use in the European Union.

Ref No. Substance Identification Expressed As Product type, body parts Maximum Threshold Restriction(s) Notes  
Name EC Number CAS Molecular formula
1389
Dichloromethane
200-838-9
75-09-2
All cosmetic products
0 %
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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  
methylene chloride
dichloromethane
75-09-2
yes
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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
Dichloromethane
75-09-2
yes
yes
Inland Transport of Dangerous Goods Directive

EU. ADN Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADN's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It 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).

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)
DICHLOROMETHANE
75-09-2
6.1
6.1
III
1593
T
T1
PP
EP
TOX
A
E1
5 L
0
VE02
516
802
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EU. ADR Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the ADR's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It 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).

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
DICHLOROMETHANE
75-09-2
6.1
6.1
III
MP19
B8
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
1593
L4BH
TU15
TE19
T1
60
E1
5 L
AT
T7
TP2
516
CV13
CV28
S9
B8
(E)
2
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EU. RID Dangerous Goods Lists, Directive 2008/68/EC

This database contains the RID's Dangerous Goods List, as implemented by the EU's Directive 2008/68/EC. This Directive establishes rules for the safe transport of dangerous goods between EU countries by road, rail, and waterway. It 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).

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
DICHLOROMETHANE
75-09-2
6.1
6.1
III
1593
T1
CE8
60
L4BH
TU15
E1
5 L
B8
P001
IBC03
LP01
R001
MP19
TP2
T7
2
CW13
CW28
CW31
W12
516
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OELs - Occupational Exposure Limits - 4th list

EU. Indicative OELVs, Directive 2017/164/EU

The list is based on Council Directive 98/24/EC. Member States shall transpose this Directive by 21 August 2018 at the latest. Regarding the limit values introduced for nitrogen monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide, Member States have until 21 August 2023 at the latest. The Directive adds limit values for 27 new chemical agents, and amends 6 existing ones established by earlier directives.

Name EC Number CAS Long-term Exposure Limit (LTEL) Values Short-term Exposure Limit (STEL) Values Expressed As Physical form Skin Designation Miscellaneous Notes  
mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
Dichloromethane
Methylene chloride
200-838-9
75-09-2
353 mg/m3
100 ppm
706 mg/m3
200 ppm
Yes
2 Commission Directive (EU) 2017/164 of 31 January 2017 establishing a fourth list of indicative occupational exposure limit values pursuant to Council Directive 98/24/EC, and amending Commission Directives 91/322/EEC, 2000/39/EC and 2009/161/EU.
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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  
dichloromethane; methylene chloride
75-09-2
Carc. 2
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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  
dichloromethane; methylene chloride
75-09-2
Carc. 2
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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  
dichloromethane; methylene chloride
200-838-9
75-09-2
602-004-00-3
Health hazard
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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  
Dichloromethane
75-09-2
11
20 µg/l
20 µg/l
5 Where the MAC-EQS are not applicable, the AA-EQS values are considered protective against short-term pollution peaks in continuous discharges since they are significantly lower than the values derived on the basis of acute toxicity.
12 Unless otherwise specified, the EQS parameter expressed as an annual average value (AA-EQS) applies to the total concentration of all isomers.
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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  
Dichloromethane
200-838-9
75-09-2
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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
dichloromethane; methylene chloride
200-838-9
75-09-2
Carc. 2
HP7 Carcinogenic: waste which induces cancer or increases its incidence.
602-004-00-3

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