The Regulation (EU) n. 636/2019 published at April 23rd , 2019 has modified the Regulation (EC) n. 850/2004 on Persistent Organic Pollutants introducing the substance pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters.

Starting from October 31st, 2019 this substance will be subjected to the waste management provisions defined by art. 7 of Reg. n. 850/2004 (adoption of specific procedure to avoid the release into environment and specific treatments on waste in order to guarantee a complete destruction of the substance) and the concentration limit will be 100 mg/kg dm.

This substance was used for the production of insecticide and herbicide and as leather and wood preservative.

The Reg. (EU) n. 636/2019 is available at this link: