Appels à soumettre commentaires et preuves

Calls for comments and evidence allow interested parties to signal their interest and express their views and concerns in the preparatory phase of the restriction proposal. They also let interested parties comment on the different documents under preparation in ECHA in relation to restrictions, such as reports on substances in articles and guidelines on restriction entries.

Additional information to justify or support comments made is also welcomed. The information gathered will provide an input into developing Annex XV restriction dossiers or other documents. When we open a call for comments and evidence, we intend to give parties who otherwise might not have been identified and consulted a chance to submit information.

The calls for comments and evidence do not take the place of the public consultation on restriction proposals developed by Member States or ECHA, which forms a standard part of the restriction process.

Consultations close at 23:59 Helsinki time.


Current calls for comments and evidence

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Subject of the call

This call for evidence aims to collect information on the manufacture, import, use and placing on the market of octocrilene, as well as on the possibility for its substitution and potential alternatives as part of the production articles/mixtures, in particular of the following:

  • Plastisol,
  • Cosmetic products (perfumes, fragrances, etc.) including sunscreens.

Additionally, information on life cycle, emissions/risks to the environment and socio-economic impacts of a potential restriction for the above-mentioned uses is also of interest.

Objective of the call

A French RMOA (Regulatory Management Option Analysis) was performed by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) with the objective to decide if there is a need for regulatory risk management action at an EU level for octocrilene. In this RMOA ANSES concluded that the most appropriate risk management option for octocrilene is a REACH restriction dossier (Article 69.4), to address environmental risks that are not adequately controlled.

This chemical can be used in various consumer products as well as by professional workers. It can be used for its UV filter/absorber properties and stabilization properties.

Consequently, France is currently preparing an Annex XV restriction dossier on octocrilene to be submitted to ECHA in October 2024. The information gathered through this call for evidence will be used to build this dossier and document the feasibility of alternatives and socio-economic impacts of restricting uses of the substance under REACH.

More information on the scope and objective of the call for evidence is available in the Background Note below.

Target group

This call for evidence is intended for interested parties such as private companies (manufacturers, suppliers, recyclers, downstream users, distributors, importers, alternative providers etc.), trade associations, scientific organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders or Member State Authorities holding relevant information. Both EU/EEA and non-EU/ EEA stakeholders are encouraged to participate. Participants are invited to submit any data they consider relevant, regardless of its nature (scientific publication, report, database, etc.).

Contributions from private companies that have already abandoned (or are on the way to abandon) the use of octocrilene in their processes in favour of alternatives are particularly welcome.

Information can be submitted confidentially, and it will be treated as such. Confidential information will not be disclosed.

How to submit your contribution
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Background note