Commission Regulation (EU) No 366/2011 of 14 April 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annex XVII (Acrylamide) Text with EEA relevance

Celex Number32011R0366
Coming into Force05 May 2011
End of Effective Date31 December 9999
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2011/366/oj
Published date15 April 2011
Date14 April 2011
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Union, L 101, 15 April 2011
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15.4.2011 EN Official Journal of the European Union L 101/12

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 366/2011

of 14 April 2011

amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annex XVII (Acrylamide)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (1), and in particular Article 131 thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Acrylamide is classified as a carcinogenic category 1B and mutagenic category 1B substance. Its risks were evaluated in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 of 23 March 1993 on the evaluation and control of the risks of existing substances (2).
(2) The results of the European risk assessment concluded that there was a need to limit the risk to the aquatic compartment from use of acrylamide based grouts in construction applications, and risk to other organisms from indirect exposure through contaminated water from the same application. Furthermore, concerns for workers and humans exposed via the environment were raised in view of the carcinogenic and mutagenic nature of acrylamide and for its neurotoxicity and reproductive toxicity as a consequence of exposure arising from small and large-scale use of acrylamide based grouts.
(3) Commission Recommendation 2004/394/EC of 29 April 2004 on the results of the risk evaluation and the risk reduction strategies for the substances: Acetonitrile; Acrylamide; Acrylonitrile; Acrylic acid; Butadiene; Hydrogen fluoride; Hydrogen peroxide; Methacrylic acid; Methyl methacrylate; Toluene; Trichlorobenzene (3), adopted within the framework of Regulation (EEC) No 793/93, recommended consideration at Union level of marketing and use restrictions in Council Directive 76/769/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and
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