ECHA Receives a Large Number of Comments on PFAS Restriction Proposal

September 29, 2023

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"In February this year, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published a proposal to ban the manufacture, use and placing on the market (including import) of the entire group of PFAS. The restriction proposal was prepared by authorities in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden.

At the end of the consultation period, which ran from Mar. 22 to Sep. 25, 2023, ECHA said that it had received more than 5,600 comments from more than 4,400 organizations, companies and individuals on the proposal to restrict PFAS in the European Economic Area.

The comments will be checked by ECHA's scientific committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC), and those providing relevant evidence-based information will be considered in the opinion making process.

The five countries who prepared the initial proposal will also review the consultation input and may update their initial proposal based on it."