PFHxS | ECHA call for evidence on the manufacture, import, use and possibility for substitution

Subject of the callCall for evidence on the manufacture, import and use of the substances, as well as on the possibility for substitution, potential alternatives and on the economic impacts of substitution. Information on emissions and on the use in articles is also of interest.

Objective of the call The information will be used in the preparation of an Annex XV restriction dossier on perfluorohexane-1-sulfonic acid (PFHxS), its salts and related substances including the socio-economic consequences of the restriction proposal and the feasibility of alternatives. Norway is planning to submit a restriction proposal to ECHA in April 2019, based on concerns about the substances PBT/vPvB properties. Furthermore, the information will be used in the global regulation process for PFHxS and PFHxS-related substances under the Stockholm Convention.

Consultation period: 11/07/2018 - 22/08/2018

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