The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has received restriction proposals for:
- 4,4′-isopropylidenediphenol (bisphenol A) and other bisphenols and derivatives of bisphenols with endocrine disrupting properties for the environment, prepared by the German authority. The proposal would restrict the use as an additive and the content in articles (0.02% by weight); restrict residue (unreacted monomer) content in articles and for imported goods (0.02% by weight); limit the use of mixtures with a content of 0.02% by weight for non-automated processes; and introduce lifetime release rates of BPA from articles (products and sub-assemblies) (weathering, leaching due to cleaning action) preventing release to the environment and/or migration ( direct) to organizations.
- Placing on the market, reuse and secondary use of wood treated with creosote or related substances, established by the French authority.
ECHA’s Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) will now assess the proposals. Once RAC and SEAC have agreed that the reports comply with the legal requirements of a proposed Restriction of Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), ECHA will launch a public consultation.