Data requirements for notification of new chemicals containing a perfluorinated carbon chain

Last update 30 November 2016

This section contains an action plan for assessment and management of chemicals which may degrade to perfluorinated carboxylic acids (PFCAs), perfluoroalkylsulfonates (PFASs), and similar chemicals.

Information below outlines our default position for assessing potential health and environmental hazards for notification of new chemical substances containing a perfluorinated carbon chain, and additional data requirements, particularly for cases where a notifier believes that the default position should not apply for a specific chemical: