The procedure of Restriction allows managing the risks that are not adequately evaluated by specific provisions of REACH regulation. The proposals of restrictions may concern different cases, such as the conditions of production, the conditions of uses and/or the placing on the market of a substance or even, if necessary, the prohibition of those activities.
These proposals are suggested by the Member States or by the ECHA Agency, in response to a request from Commission in the form of a dossier, and they are definitively approved by the Commission.
Changes brought to Annex XVII by regulation 2017/227
Regulation EU 2017/227 introduces restriction number 67 to REACH Annex XVII.
This Regulation will come into force starting from March 1st 2017, but the restriction itself will be effective starting from March 2nd 2019.
This restriction concerns Bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (decabromodiphenyl ether; decaBDE) (CAS: 1163-19-5; EC: 214-604-9) with a series of conditions that are described in detail in the Regulation itself.
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