Government Efforts on Managing PFCs

 

Regulatory Actions in Countries

Hazard and Risk Assessments

Technical Reports

Country Web Sites

IGO Considerations and Facilitation for National Regulatory Actions

 

Regulatory Actions in Countries

Denmark

  • Survey of PFOS, PFOA and other perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances 

   http://www.mst.dk/Publikationer/Publications/2013/April/978-87-93026-03-2.htm 

 

Canada

  • A consultation document regarding the need for the ongoing exemptions under the Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, its Salts and Certain Other Compounds Regulations  was published for a 60-day public comment period, ending March 5, 2013.

  http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/Default.asp?lang=En&n=96A225B1-1

  • PFCAs, A proposed Order adding long-chain (C9-C20) perfluorocarboxylic acids (PFCAs), their salts and their precursors to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published.

   http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/pfca-apfc-eng.php

  • PFOA, A proposed Order adding perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and its precursors to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 was published. 

   http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/pfao-pfoa-eng.php

  • Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), Its Salts and Its Precursors

http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/pfao-pfoa-eng.php

  • Long-Chain Perfluorocarboxylic Acids (PFCAs) that Contain from 9 to 20 Carbon Atoms (C9-C20), Their Salts and Their Precursors

http://www.chemicalsubstanceschimiques.gc.ca/plan/approach-approche/pfca-apfc-eng.php

  • Perfluorooctane Sulfonate and its Salts and Certain Other Compounds Regulations:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/regulations/DetailReg.cfm?intReg=107

  • Action Plan for the Assessment and Management of Perfluorinated Carboxylic Acids and their Precursors:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/Publications/default.asp?lang=En&xml=2DC7ADE3-A653-478C-AF56-3BE756D81772

  • Proposed Regulations Amending the Prohibition of Certain Toxic Substances Regulations, 2005 (Four New Fluorotelomer-based Substances) (Long Chain PFCA Precursors):

http://www.gazette.gc.ca/archives/p1/2006/2006-06-17/html/reg2-eng.html

  • PFOS Summary Page:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/Default.asp?lang=En&n=98E80CC6-1&xml=ECD5A576-CEE5-49C7-B26A-88007131860D

  • PFCA Summary Page:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/Default.asp?lang=En&n=6B9B6B28-1&xml=F68CBFF1-B480-4348-903D-24DFF9D623DC

  • Four New Fluorotelomer-based Substances (Long Chain PFCA Precursors) Summary Page:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/toxiques-toxics/Default.asp?lang=En&n=98E80CC6-1&xml=0593FBA5-FFCA-4B9D-8D6D-70EAC1094008

 

United Kingdom

  • The UK risk reduction strategy document for Perfluorooctane Sulphonate (PFOS) has been published in 2004 and is available via this link to the UK's Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Chemicals web site:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/chemicals/documents/pfos-riskstrategy.pdf

  • Chemicals Policy

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/chemicals/ukpolicy.htm

 

United States

  • Action Plan on long chain perfluorinated chemicals:

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/existingchemicals/pubs/actionplans/pfcs.html

  • Provisional health advisories for PFOA and PFOS:

http://epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/pubs/activities.html#advisories

  • Significant New Use Rules on perfluoroalkyl sulfonates:

http://epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/pubs/pfas.html

  • Perfluorinated Acid (PFOA) and Fluorinated Telomers

http://www.epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/

 

Germany

  • German Federal Environment Agency proposes threshold values for the sake of environment and health:

http://www.umweltbundesamt.de/uba-info-presse-e/2009/pe09-046_perfluorinated_compounds_avoid_inputs_protect_the_environment.htm

  • Background document:

http://www.umweltdaten.de/publikationen/fpdf-l/3818.pdf

 

Norway

 

Hazard and Risk Assessments

  • Canada Environment: Ecological Screening Assessment Report on Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, Its Salts and Its Precursors that Contain the C8F17SO2, C8F17SO3 or C8F17SO2N Moiety:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/documents/subs_list/PFOS_SAR/PFOS_TOC.cfm

  • Canada Environment: State of Science Report for a Screening Health Assessment - Perfluorooctane Sulfonate, Its Salts and Its Precursors that Contain the C8F17SO2 or C8F17SO3 Moiety:

http://www.ec.gc.ca/CEPARegistry/subs_list/FinalAssess.cfm

  • Canada Environment: Risk Assessments on Four New Fluorotelomer-based Substances (Long Chain PFCA Precursors):

http://www.ec.gc.ca/subsnouvelles-newsubs/default.asp?lang=En&n=6F22A1D6-1

  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). 2002. Hazard assessment of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and its salts. ENV/JM/RD(2002)17/FINAL.

http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/23/18/2382880.pdf

  • OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). April 2009. Hazard assessment. Ammonium perfluorooctanoate and perfluorooctanoic acid.

http://webnet.oecd.org/hpv/UI/SIDS_Details.aspx?Key=a29c7053-e882-4e87-b3f0-4eb0e4b25f79&idx=0

  • US-EPA. 2005. Draft Risk Assessment of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

http://epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/pubs/pfoarisk.html

  • EFSA. 2008. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and their salts Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Contaminants in the Food chain1. The EFSA Journal 653: 1-131. European Food Safety Authority. Adopted on 21 February 2008.

http://www.efsa.europa.eu/en/efsajournal/doc/contam_ej_653_PFOS_PFOA_en.pdf?ssbinary=true

  • ATSDR. May 2009. Draft Toxicological Profile for Perfluorolalkyls. US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp200.pdf

  • RPS Advies B.V. 26 January 2010. Analysis of the risks arising from the industrial use of Perfuorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Ammonium Perfluorooctanoate (APFO) and from their use in consumer articles. Evaluation of the risk reduction measures for potential restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of PFOA and APFO. Final Report to the European Commission, Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General.

http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/files/docs_studies/final_report_pfoa_pfos_en.pdf

  • UK COT (Committee on toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment). October 2006a. Statement on the tolerable daily intake for Perfluorooctane sulphonate. COT Statement 2006/09.

http://cot.food.gov.uk/pdfs/cotstatementpfos200609.pdf

  • UK COT (Committee on toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment). October 2006b. Statement on the tolerable daily intake for Perfluorooctanoic acid. COT Statement 2006/10.

http://cot.food.gov.uk/pdfs/cotstatementpfoa200610.pdf

  • UK COT (Committee on toxicity of chemicals in food, consumer products and the environment). July 2009. Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment. Update statement on the tolerable daily intake for perfluorooctanoic acid.

http://cot.food.gov.uk/pdfs/cotstatementpfoa200902.pdf

 

Technical Reports

  • Inventory of PFOS in metal plating and fire fighting foams in the Netherlands.

http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/601780002.html

  • Research activities at the US-EPA's Office of Research and Development

http://epa.gov/oppt/pfoa/pubs/activities.html#ord

 

Country Web Sites

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