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A draft proposal coming from the European Union (EU) regarding the revision of Annex XVII of REACH Regulation (Restrictions) has been published.

The main points of the revision are the following:

  • Some entries will be deleted because they are covered or will be covered, with stricter requirements, under the recast of POP Legislation (Regulation (EU) 20192021):
    • Entry 22 for Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
    • Entry 67 for decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE)
    • Entry 68 for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and its salts, and PFOA-related substances
  • Updated the list of harmonized standards in Appendix 10 regarding test methods azo colorants
  • Removed CAS Number from restriction at entry 46 for Nonylphenol in order to include all isomers

Other revision is related to reference substances in Appendix 3, 5, 6 regarding CMR subject to restriction of entries 28 to 30 and exemption for entry entries 28 to 30 related to devices falling under Regulation (EU) 2017745 (medical devices).

The draft proposal is opened for comments till May 25th, 2020.

Proposed date of adoption: 4th quarter of 2020

Proposed date of entry into force: 20 days from publication in the Official Journal of the EU. The provisions will apply from different deadlines in accordance with Article 2(2) of the Act.