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RAC and SEAC agree on restriction proposals and evaluate applications for authorisation, agreeing on 43 draft opinions for individual uses

ECHA/NA/14/52

Helsinki, 4 December 2014 - During the plenary meeting at the end of November to early December 2014, the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) adopted opinions on two restriction proposals – chrysotile, and cadmium and its compounds in artist paints. The Committee for Socio-economic analysis (SEAC) agreed on draft opinions on the same proposals. SEAC also adopted their final opinion on restriction proposals on cadmium and its compounds in paints and on 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP).

In addition, RAC agreed on an opinion of the Netherland's National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) report on 'Consumer exposure to benzene contained in natural gas' relating to a request from ECHA's Executive Director under Article 77(3).

Furthermore, Committees evaluated 19 applications for authorisation, agreeing on 43 draft opinions for individual uses.

In order to increase efficiency of the Committees' work, RAC and SEAC also agreed on a streamlined Working Procedure for developing opinions on the applications for authorisation.