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ANNEX VII: STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF ONE TONNE OR MORE [64]
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ANNEX VII: STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF ONE TONNE OR MORE [64]
Column 1 of this Annex establishes the standard information required for:
(a) non-phase-in substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 1 to 10 tonnes;
(b) phase-in substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 1 to 10 tonnes and meeting the criteria in Annex III in accordance with Article 12(1)(a) and (b); and
(c) substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 10 tonnes or more.
Any other relevant physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological information that is available shall be provided. For substances not meeting the criteria in Annex III only the physicochemical requirements as set out in section 7 of this Annex are required.
Column 2 of this Annex lists specific rules according to which the required standard information may be omitted, replaced by other information, provided at a different stage or adapted in another way. If the conditions are met under which column 2 of this Annex allows adaptations, the registrant shall clearly state this fact and the reasons for each adaptation under the appropriate headings in the registration dossier.
In addition to these specific rules, a registrant may adapt the required standard information set out in column 1 of this Annex according to the general rules contained in Annex XI with the exception of Section 3 on substance-tailored exposure waiving. In this case as well, he shall clearly state the reasons for any decision to adapt the standard information under the appropriate headings in the registration dossier referring to the appropriate specific rule(s) in column 2 or in Annex XI [65].
Before new tests are carried out to determine the properties listed in this Annex, all available in vitro data, in vivo data, historical human data, data from valid (Q)SARs and data from structurally related substances (read-across approach) shall be assessed first. In vivo testing with corrosive substances at concentration/dose levels causing corrosivity shall be avoided. Prior to testing, further guidance on testing strategies should be consulted in addition to this Annex.
When, for certain endpoints, information is not provided for other reasons than those mentioned in column 2 of this Annex or in Annex XI, this fact and the reasons shall also be clearly stated.
7. INFORMATION ON THE PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE SUBSTANCE
COLUMN 1 STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIRED | COLUMN 2 SPECIFIC RULES FOR ADAPTATION FROM COLUMN 1 |
7.1.State of the substance at 20 °C and 101,3 kPa | |
7.2.Melting/freezing point | 7.2.The study does not need to be conducted below a lower limit of - 20 °C. |
7.3.Boiling point | 7.3.The study does not need to be conducted:for gases, orfor solids which either melt above 300 °C or decompose before boiling. In such cases the boiling point under reduced pressure may be estimated or measured, orfor substances which decompose before boiling (e.g. auto-oxidation, rearrangement, degradation, decomposition, etc.). |
7.4.Relative density | 7.4.The study does not need to be conducted if:the substance is only stable in solution in a particular solvent and the solution density is similar to that of the solvent. In such cases, an indication of whether the solution density is higher or lower than the solvent density is sufficient, orthe substance is a gas. In this case, an estimation based on calculation shall be made from its molecular weight and the Ideal Gas Laws. |
7.5.Vapour pressure | 7.5.The study does not need to be conducted if the melting point is above 300 °C.If the melting point is between 200 °C and 300 °C, a limit value based on measurement or a recognised calculation method is sufficient. |
7.6.Surface tension | 7.6.The study need only be conducted if:based on structure, surface activity is expected or can be predicted, orsurface activity is a desired property of the material.If the water solubility is below 1 mg/l at 20 °C the test does not need to be conducted. |
7.7.Water solubility | 7.7.The study does not need to be conducted if:the substance is hydrolytically unstable at pH 4, 7 and 9 (half-life less than 12 hours), orthe substance is readily oxidisable in water.If the substance appears "insoluble "in water, a limit test up to the detection limit of the analytical method shall be performed. |
7.8.Partition coefficient n-octanol/water | 7.8.The study does not need to be conducted if the substance is inorganic. If the test cannot be performed (e.g. the substance decomposes, has a high surface activity, reacts violently during the performance of the test or does not dissolve in water or in octanol, or it is not possible to obtain a sufficiently pure substance), a calculated value for log P as well as details of the calculation method shall be provided. |
7.9.Flash-point | 7.9.The study does not need to be conducted if:the substance is inorganic, orthe substance only contains volatile organic components with flash-points above 100 °C for aqueous solutions, orthe estimated flash-point is above 200 °C, orthe flash-point can be accurately predicted by interpolation from existing characterised materials. |
7.10.Flammability | 7.10.The study does not need to be conducted:if the substance is a solid which possesses explosive or pyrophoric properties. These properties should always be considered before considering flammability, orfor gases, if the concentration of the flammable gas in a mixture with inert gases is so low that, when mixed with air, the concentration is all time below the lower limit, orfor substances which spontaneously ignite when in contact with air. |
7.11.Explosive properties | 7.11.The study does not need to be conducted if:there are no chemical groups associated with explosive properties present in the molecule, orthe substance contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties which include oxygen and the calculated oxygen balance is less than -200, orthe organic substance or a homogenous mixture of organic substances contains chemical groups associated with explosive properties, but the exothermic decomposition energy is less than 500 J/g and the onset of exothermic decomposition is below 500 °C, orfor mixtures of inorganic oxidising substances (UN Division 5.1) with organic materials, the concentration of the inorganic oxidising substance is:less than 15 %, by mass, if assigned to UN Packaging Group I (high hazard) or II (medium hazard),less than 30 %, by mass, if assigned to UN Packaging Group III (low hazard).Note: Neither a test for propagation of detonation nor a test for sensitivity to detonative shock is required if the exothermic decomposition energy of organic materials is less than 800 J/g. |
7.12.Self-ignition temperature | 7.12.The study does not need to be conducted:if the substance is explosive or ignites spontaneously with air at room temperature, orfor liquids non flammable in air, e.g. no flash point up to 200 °C, orfor gases having no flammable range, orfor solids, if the substance has a melting point ≤ 160 °C, or if preliminary results exclude self-heating of the substance up to 400 °C. |
7.13.Oxidising properties | 7.13.The study does not need to be conducted if:the substance is explosive, orthe substance is highly flammable, orthe substance is an organic peroxide, orthe substance is incapable of reacting exothermically with combustible materials, for example on the basis of the chemical structure (e.g. organic substances not containing oxygen or halogen atoms and these elements are not chemically bonded to nitrogen or oxygen, or inorganic substances not containing oxygen or halogen atoms).The full test does not need to be conducted for solids if the preliminary test clearly indicates that the test substance has oxidising properties.Note that as there is no test method to determine the oxidising properties of gaseous mixtures, the evaluation of these properties must be realised by an estimation method based on the comparison of the oxidising potential of gases in a mixture with that of the oxidising potential of oxygen in air. |
7.14.Granulometry | 7.14.The study does not need to be conducted if the substance is marketed or used in a non solid or granular form. |
8. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
COLUMN 1 STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIRED | COLUMN 2 SPECIFIC RULES FOR ADAPTATION FROM COLUMN 1 |
8.1.Skin irritation or skin corrosionThe assessment of this endpoint shall comprise the following consecutive steps:(1)an assessment of the available human and animal data,(2)an assessment of the acid or alkaline reserve,(3)in vitro study for skin corrosion,(4)in vitro study for skin irritation. | 8.1.Steps 3 and 4 do not need to be conducted if:the available information indicates that the criteria are met for classification as corrosive to the skin or irritating to eyes, orthe substance is flammable in air at room temperature, orthe substance is classified as very toxic in contact with skin, oran acute toxicity study by the dermal route does not indicate skin irritation up to the limit dose level (2000 mg/kg body weight). |
8.2.Eye irritationThe assessment of this endpoint shall comprise the following consecutive steps:(1)an assessment of the available human and animal data,(2)an assessment of the acid or alkaline reserve,(3)in vitro study for eye irritation. | 8.2.Step 3 does not need to be conducted if:the available information indicates that the criteria are met for classification as corrosive to the skin or irritating to eyes, orthe substance is flammable in air at room temperature; |
8.3.Skin sensitisationThe assessment of this endpoint shall comprise the following consecutive steps:(1)an assessment of the available human, animal and alternative data,(2)In vivo testing. | 8.3.Step 2 does not need to be conducted if:the available information indicates that the substance should be classified for skin sensitisation or corrosivity, orthe substance is a strong acid (pH ≤ 2,0) or base (pH ≥ 11,5), orthe substance is flammable in air at room temperature.The Murine Local Lymph Node Assay (LLNA) is the first-choice method for in vivo testing. Only in exceptional circumstances should another test be used. Justification for the use of another test shall be provided. |
8.4.Mutagenicity | 8.4.Further mutagenicity studies shall be considered in case of a positive result. |
8.4.1.In vitro gene mutation study in bacteria | |
8.5.Acute toxicity | 8.5.The study/ies do(es) not generally need to be conducted if:the substance is classified as corrosive to the skin. |
8.5.1.By oral route | The study need not be conducted if a study on acute toxicity by the inhalation route (8.5.2) is available. |
9. ECOTOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
COLUMN 1 STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIRED | COLUMN 2 SPECIFIC RULES FOR ADAPTATION FROM COLUMN 1 |
9.1.Aquatic toxicity | |
9.1.1.Short-term toxicity testing on invertebrates (preferred species Daphnia)The registrant may consider long-term toxicity testing instead of short-term. | 9.1.1.The study does not need to be conducted if:there are mitigating factors indicating that aquatic toxicity is unlikely to occur, for instance if the substance is highly insoluble in water or the substance is unlikely to cross biological membranes, ora long-term aquatic toxicity study on invertebrates is available, oradequate information for environmental classification and labelling is available.The long-term aquatic toxicity study on Daphnia (Annex IX, section 9.1.5) shall be considered if the substance is poorly water soluble. |
9.1.2.Growth inhibition study aquatic plants (algae preferred) | 9.1.2.The study does not need to be conducted if there are mitigating factors indicating that aquatic toxicity is unlikely to occur for instance if the substance is highly insoluble in water or the substance is unlikely to cross biological membranes. |
9.2.Degradation | |
9.2.1.Biotic | |
9.2.1.1.Ready biodegradability | 9.2.1.1.The study does not need to be conducted if the substance is inorganic. |
Any other relevant physicochemical, toxicological and ecotoxicological information that is available shall be provided.
Referred by:
ARTICLE 10: Information to be submitted for general registration purposes
ARTICLE 12: Information to be submitted depending on tonnage
ARTICLE 18: Registration of transported isolated intermediates
ARTICLE 41: Compliance check of registrations
ARTICLE 46: Requests for further information and check of information submitted
ARTICLE 74: Fees and charges
ARTICLE 124: Other responsibilities
ANNEX I: GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ASSESSING SUBSTANCES AND PREPARING CHEMICAL SAFETY REPORTS
ANNEX II: GUIDE TO THE COMPILATION OF SAFETY DATA SHEETS
ANNEX VI: INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 10
ANNEX VIII: STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 10 TONNES OR MORE [66]
ANNEX IX: STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 100 TONNES OR MORE [68]
ANNEX X: STANDARD INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBSTANCES MANUFACTURED OR IMPORTED IN QUANTITIES OF 1000 TONNES OR MORE [70]
ANNEX XI: GENERAL RULES FOR ADAPTATION OF THE STANDARD TESTING REGIME SET OUT IN ANNEXES VII TO X
FOOTNOTES: List of Footnotes