A.I.S.E. Revised Specific Environmental Release Categories (SPERCs)
The Specific Environmental Release Categories SPERCs
allow a simple, Downstream User sector-specific refinement of the
environmental emissions to avoid over-conservative environmental risk
assessment. More information on how to make best use of the SPERCs is available online in the Cefic guidance on SPERCs.
A.I.S.E. strongly encourages registrants when preparing
their CSA or by Downstream Users for their own DU CSA in the
future, to use these revised SPERCs. This concept of SPERCs is in line
with ECHA's Guidance on Information Requirements/Chemical Safety
Assessment. SPERCs provide a solid basis for improved emission
assessment and more realistic environmental exposure assessment.
order to address comments received after the first registration
deadline, A.I.S.E. has updated its SPERCs factsheets. The revised SPERCs (version 2) are now
available for the 2013 registrants.
revised SPERCs have been made available through SPERC factsheets and in
so called CHESAR SPERC files. These are electronic formats for direct
use of SPERCs with ECHA's IT Tool for Chemical Safety Report: CHESAR.
The CHESAR SPERC files can be used with the CHESAR 2.1 version
and support thorough documentation and justification of the emission
assessment in the Chemical Safety Report produced by CHESAR.
Please note that the default values underlying the
A.I.S.E. SPERCs have already been implemented in the ECETOC TRA,
PetroRisk and EastyTRA and thus will assist registrants in running more
realistic exposure calcuations.
Note: A.I.S.E. advises
to employ AISE SPERC 8a.1.a.v2 in cases where reactive substances (ERC
8b) and wide dispersive outdoor use of processing aids in open systems
(ERC 8d) are assessed.
How to read the SPERCs codes:
- Abbreviation: A.I.S.E. 2.1.k.v2.
- The first part specify the entity i.e. A.I.S.E. which is responsible for the content of the SPERC.
- The first number “2” specifies the ERC which is refined by the SPERC.
third number“1”is an index number given by A.I.S.E, followed by a
letter “k”, to differentiate between the different set of default
values that one SPERC may contain.
- Part four “v2” is the version number.
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