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Have your say on proposed restriction of lead in outdoor shooting, hunting and fishing

The European Chemicals Agency invites stakeholders to send in scientific and technical information on the use of lead in ammunition for hunting and sports shooting as well as in fishing by 24 September 2021.

Helsinki, 24 March 2021 – This six-month consultation opens on 24 March 2021 and closes on 24 September 2021 (23:59 Helsinki time). ECHA’s scientific committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis welcome early comments by 5 May 2021 to assist them in the first discussions on the proposal in June 2021.

An online information session on the proposed restriction will be held on 15 April from 11:00 to 13:00 Helsinki time. During the session, ECHA’s experts will explain the specific questions posed in the consultation and clarify how to submit comments. This session will be held in English and is open to everyone planning to take part in the consultation.

ECHA submitted its proposal to restrict lead in ammunition for outdoor shooting and in fishing tackle on 15 January and published it on 3 February 2021.

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