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Highlights from March RAC and SEAC meetings

The Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) agreed that the restriction report on lead in outdoor shooting and fishing conforms to the requirements under REACH. A six-month consultation will be launched on 24 March 2021.

Helsinki, 23 March 2021 – The committees also adopted three opinions on applications for authorisation on three uses of octylphenol ethoxylates and discussed their first opinions on the restriction proposal concerning substances in single-use baby diapers.

RAC also adopted 15 opinions on harmonised classification and labelling. SEAC agreed on four addenda to their opinions on applications for authorisation that had been adopted by the two committees in 2016-2018. These addenda concern substitution plans, which were not part of the original applications but were later submitted by applicants.

Both committees also took a first look at two applications for authorisation and two review reports, which were received by ECHA in November 2020.

Furthermore, RAC agreed to set up two further working groups for restrictions and harmonised classification and labelling to support the work in plenary.

Lastly, the committees agreed on the selection procedure for co-opting additional members to both committees for the next three years and on the competences required. The call for expressions of interest will be launched later in spring.

More information about the meeting and the opinions is available in the annex.


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