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Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

The registry of restriction intentions until outcome lists the intentions and Annex XV restriction proposals received by ECHA.

A restriction proposal may be prepared by a Member State or by ECHA at the request of the Commission or on its own initiative for substances in the Authorisation List. It is a legal requirement for a Member State to notify ECHA of its intention to prepare a restriction dossier. The advance notice enables interested parties to plan and prepare for commenting later on.

Interested parties can follow the progress of a proposal through the restriction process, from the notification of the intention to the adoption of the final opinions by the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC), and the adoption of the restriction by the European Commission.

Stakeholders are encouraged to submit any relevant information to the dossier submitters during the preparation of the restriction proposal and during the public consultations. Information to motivate any exemptions to the scope described in the intention is particularly useful to receive in the preparatory phase of the dossier.

Polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)

EC / List no: - CAS no: -
CLP Annex VI Index number
Further substance information
Restriction intention includes 8 PAHs: Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) CAS No 50-32-8, Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP) CAS No 192-97-2, Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA) CAS No 56-55-3, Chrysene CAS No 218-01-9, Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA) CAS No 205-99-2, Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA) CAS No 205-82-3, Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA) CAS No 207-08-9 and Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (DBAhA) CAS No 53-70-3
Details on the scope of restriction
Restricting placing on the market of plastic, rubber and other granules containing PAHs above a set concentration limit for use as infill material on synthetic turf pitches or for use as loose granules or mulch on playgrounds and sport applications.
Reason for restriction
Granules as infill material are characterised as mixtures. It is noted that if the concentrations of carcinogenic PAHs are as high as the generic limit for mixtures supplied to the general public defined in REACH, there is a concern. To ensure that no plastic and rubber granulate is placed on the market with such high PAH concentrations, a lower limit needs to be set.
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Opinion development
Date of intention
Expected date of submission
Withdrawal date
Reason for withdrawal
Start of Call for Evidence public consultation
Deadline for comments on the Call for Evidence
Start of second Call for Evidence public consultation
Deadline for comments on the second Call for Evidence
Start of third Call for Evidence public consultation
Deadline for comments on the third Call for Evidence
Restriction report (and annexes)
Information note on restriction report
Start of Annex XV report public consultation
1st deadline for comments on Annex XV report
Final deadline for comments on Annex XV report
Comments on Annex XV report
Opinion of RAC (and minority positions)
Draft opinion of SEAC
RAC & SEAC (draft) Background document (and annexes)
Start of SEAC draft opinion public consultation
Deadline for comments on SEAC draft opinion
Comments on SEAC draft opinion
Compiled RAC and SEAC opinion (and minority positions)
Final background document (and annexes)
Adopted restriction/Commission communication
Latest update

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Group members
This group of substance has the following member substances:
Name EC / List no. CAS no. Association
Benzo[e]pyrene 205-892-7 192-97-2 Expert judgement
Benzo[j]fluoranthene 205-910-3 205-82-3 Expert judgement
Benzo[e]acephenanthrylene 205-911-9 205-99-2 Expert judgement
Benz[a]anthracene 200-280-6 56-55-3 Expert judgement
Chrysene 205-923-4 218-01-9 Expert judgement
Benzo[def]chrysene 200-028-5 50-32-8 Expert judgement
Dibenz[a,h]anthracene 200-181-8 53-70-3 Expert judgement
Benzo[k]fluoranthene 205-916-6 207-08-9 Expert judgement

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