ECHA | Five European states call for evidence on broad PFAS restriction expected in 2025

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The authorities of the five countries have agreed to prepare a joint REACH restriction proposal to limit the risks to the environment and human health from the manufacture and use of a wide range of PFAS.

The call for evidence is open until the end of July 2020. Companies producing or using PFAS, selling mixtures or products containing these substances and those using alternatives to PFAS are especially invited to take part. Scientists and NGOs are also encouraged to participate. The information received through the call for evidence will be used by the five countries to refine the scope of the proposal and analyse the effectiveness and socio-economic impact of different restriction options.

The national authorities will prepare the restriction proposal (Annex XV dossier) over the coming two years. Once the proposal is submitted, it will move to ECHA’s scientific committees for opinion making. Decisions on REACH restrictions are made in the European Commission by the EU Member States and scrutinised by the European Parliament and Council. The possible date of entry into force of this restriction is expected in 2025.



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