• November 8, 2019
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Draft Commission Regulation restricting lead in gunshot in or around wetlands

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Title of document
Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards lead in gunshot in or around wetlands (7 pages + Annex 4 pages, in English)

This draft Regulation would amend entry 63 to Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. It would prohibit the discharging and possession of gunshot made of lead or containing a concentration equal to or greater than 1% of lead by weight in or within 400 metres of wetlands.

Notifying member: European Union


Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of animal or plant life or health; Protection of the environment

To avoid the death of around 1 million waterbirds/year due to lead poisoning; to reduce human exposure via the environment to lead, a toxic metal.


(*) 19_6302_01_e.pdf
(*) 19_6302_00_e.pdf

Agency responsible
European Commission


(*) Submission: 06/11/2019
(*) Reception: 06/11/2019
(*) Distribution: 07/11/2019
(*) Final date for comments: 06/01/2020
(*) Proposed date of adoption: N/A

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