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Dominican Republic - Final Regulatory Action
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: 1,1'-Biphenyl, chloro derivs.

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

Concentration of more than 50 ppm

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Concentrations of less than 50 ppm

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: No

Summary of the final regulatory action:

The import in concentrations over 50 ppm is prohibited. The import of transformers containing or contaminated with PCBs in concentrations over the 50 ppm.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Human health and environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

They are resitant to the biodegradation and they are accumulated in the fish and crustacean and they are considered as carcinogenic for animals. The country was confronted to problems concerning transformers reparation in inadequate places, a great amount of improvised factories, this encourage to take the decision to regulate the sector.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to the environment:

It is expected that the final regulatory action provide an environment risk reduction

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 21/05/2001