List of substances of possible concern

The OSPAR List of Substances of Possible Concern is divided into 4 sections

Section A details substances which warrant further work by OSPAR because they do not meet the criteria for Sections B – D and substances for which, for the time being, information is insufficient to group them in Sections B – D

Section B contains substances which are of concern for OSPAR but which are adequately addressed by EC initiatives or other international forums

Section C contains substances which are not produced and/or used in the OSPAR catchment or are used in sufficiently contained systems making a threat to the marine environment unlikely

Section D lists substances which appear not to be “hazardous substances” in the meaning of the Hazardous Substances Strategy but where the evidence is not conclusive

ECHA website with REACH registration information

NB: The List of substances of possible concern is undergoing a major revision and a new List is expected to be published in 2021/22.