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Arsenic and its compounds

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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 Emission medium Process/equipment Maximum emissions Average emissions Notes
Maximum limit Maximum sampling duration Average limit Average sampling duration
European Union Industrial Emissions Directive Waste gases Cement kilns co-incinerating waste 0.5 mg/Nm3 8.0 h These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds Emission limit value defined as total emission limit for the total sum of antimony arsenic lead chromium cobalt copper manganese nickel and vanadium expressed as average value over the sampling period All values are standardised at 10 % oxygen All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 27315 K a pressure of 1013 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
European Union Industrial Emissions Directive Waste gases Combustion plants co-incinerating waste 0.5 mg/Nm3 8.0 h These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds Emission limit value defined as total emission limit for the total sum of antimony arsenic lead chromium cobalt copper manganese nickel and vanadium expressed as average value over the sampling period All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 27315 K a pressure of 1013 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases O2 content 6% for solid fuels and 3% for liquid fuels For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
European Union Industrial Emissions Directive Waste gases Waste incineration plants 0.5 mg/Nm3 8.0 h All emission limit values shall be calculated at a temperature of 27315 K a pressure of 1013 kPa and after correcting for the water vapour content of the waste gases.They are standardised at 11 % oxygen in waste gas except in case of incineration of mineral waste oil as defined in point 3 of Article 3 of Directive 2008/98/EC when they are standardised at 3 % oxygen and in the cases referred to in Point 2.7 of Part 6 These average values cover also the gaseous and the vapour forms of the relevant heavy metal emissions as well as their compounds Emission limit value defined as total emission limit for the total sum of antimony arsenic lead chromium cobalt copper manganese nickel and vanadium expressed as average value over the sampling period For technical provisions regarding 'Monitoring of emissions' see Part 6 (Annex VI). For 'Formula to calculate the emission concentration at the standard percentage oxygen concentration' see Part 7 (Annex VI). For 'Assessment of compliance with emission limit values' see Part 8 (Annex VI) Directive 2010/75/EU
European Union Industrial Emissions Directive Waste water from the cleaning of waste gases Waste incineration plants and waste co-incineration plants 0.15 mg/l
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.

Construction Products Regulation
  • Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances
    EU. Hazardous Substances for Purposes of Annex I (3) (Requirements for Construction Works), Regulation 305/2011/EU on Marketing of Construction Products, amended by Regulation 574/2014/EU, 28 May 2014

    This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances taken from: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to CLP; (2) the Candidate List of SVHCs; (3) Annex XIV of REACH (Authorisation List); (4) Annex XVII of REACH (Restrictions List); (5) F-gases subject to emission limits/reporting per Regulation 517/2014/EU; and (6) volatile organic compounds (VOCs) listed in the Ambient Air Directive 2008/50/EC. The basis of the list is Annex I(3) of the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EC, which stipulates that construction works must not have a high impact on human health or the environment as a result of: giving off toxic gas; emissions of dangerous substances, volatile organic compounds (VOC), greenhouse gases or dangerous particles into indoor or outdoor air; release of dangerous substances into drinking water, ground water, marine waters, surface waters or soil.

Cosmetic Products Regulation
  • Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances
    EU. Prohibited Substances: Annex II, Regulation 1223/2009/EC on Cosmetic Products, as amended by Regulation (EU) 2021/1902, OJ L 387 of 3 November 2021

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

General Product Safety Directive
  • General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances
    EU. Hazardous Substances for Purposes of General Product Safety Directive (2001/95/EC), 15 January 2002, amended by Reg 596/2009/EC, 18 July 2009

    This list contains a non-exhaustive inventory of substances that fall within the European Union's hazardous substance definitions, as provided on: (1) Table 3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC; (2) Annex III of Directive 2000/54/EC (Biological Agents); Candidate List of SVHCs; and REACH Annexes XIV and XVII (Authorisation and Restriction lists). They can be considered hazardous for purposes of the General Product Safety Directive 2001/95/EC.

Industrial Emissions Directive
  • IPPC, Annexes V, VI, VIII - Provisions relating to industrial plants
    EU. Emission Limit Values: Annexes V (combustion plants), VI (waste incineration/co-incineration plants), VIII (TiO2 installations), Dir. 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (IPPC), 17 December 2010

    This list contains emission limit values for polluting substances in waste gases and waste water, assigned according to facility type (i.e., combustion plants (Annex V), waste incineration/co-incineration plants (Annex VI), and installations producing titanium dioxide (Annex VIII)), under Directive 2010/75/EU on Industrial Emissions (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control - IPPC). For this list, if a substance presents 2 values in the ''Average sampling duration'' field, these indicate minimum and maximum average sampling period.

Toy Safety Directive
  • Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys
    EU. Substances Restricted in Toys, Directive 2009/48/EC, OJ L 170/1, 30 June 2009, last amended by Directive (EU) 2021/903, 4 June 2021

    This list contains substances whose use in toys is restricted in the European Union in accordance with points 8 and 13, Part III, and Appendices A and C of Annex II (Particular Safety Requirements) to Directive 2009/48/EC on toy safety. List entries include substance name, CAS number, limit values for certain product types and, where applicable, notes on restrictions.

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Arsenic and its compounds
Construction Product Regulation - Annex I (3) - Hazardous Substances, Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances, IPPC, Annexes V, VI, VIII - Provisions relating to industrial plants, General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances, Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys, Other
arsenic and its compounds
Atmospheric Pollutants Directive, Annex I - Annual Emission Reporting, Cosmetic Products Regulation, Annex II - Prohibited Substances, IPPC, Annexes V, VI, VIII - Provisions relating to industrial plants, General Product Safety Directive - Hazardous Substances, Toy Safety Directive - Substances Restricted in Toys, Other