The Environmental Release Categories (ERCs) described in ECHA’s Guidance on Information Requirements and Chemical Safety Assessment Chapter R12, are very conservative in their assumptions about environmental releases. ATIEL/ATC has therefore developed 'Specific Environmental Release Categories' (SpERCs) to reflect actual conditions of use for applications of lubricants.
These SpERCs, which have been developed for Industrial, Professional and Consumer sectors of use can be used in place of ERCs when you develop a CSA for a substance. ATIEL/ATC encourages their suppliers to utilise these SpERCs in the development of the environmental exposure scenarios for the use of substances in lubricants to help support the demonstration of safe use for the substances they are registering.
Use Group A
Use Group B
Use Group C
Use Group E-F