Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) are identified as substances meeting the criteria of Article 57 (e) of Regulation (EC)1907/2006 (REACH) as they are very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) in accordance with Annex XIII of the REACH Regulation.
Sweden presented a proposal in accordance with Article 59(3) and Annex XV ofthe REACH Regulation (3 March 2017, submission number SPS-013184-17) on identification of Perfluorohexane-1-sulphonic acid and its salts (PFHxS) assubstances of very high concern due to their very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) properties.
The Annex XV dossier was circulated to Member States on 9 March 2017|and the Annex XV report was made available to interested parties on the ECHA website on the same day according to Articles 59(3) and 59(4). Comments were received from both Member States and interested parties on the proposal. The dossier was referred to the Member State Committee on 22 May 2017 and discussed in the meeting on 12-16 June 2017 of the Member State Committee.