Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

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 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.

Bisphenols with endocrine disrupting properties for the environment and their salts

EC / List no: - CAS no: -
CLP Annex VI Index number
Further substance information
Details on the scope of restriction
Restricting the placing on the market of mixtures and articles where concentration is equal to or greater than 10 ppm (0.001 % by weight).
The first condition shall not apply to mixtures and articles where the bisphenols in the scope of the restriction are either covalently bound to any type of matrix (i.e. via functioning as a cross-linker) or are used as intermediates in the manufacture of polymers, and for which

i. contact to aqueous media in any form (i.e. also cleaning) can be excluded during their reasonable and foreseeable use throughout their service life or

ii. the migration limit in the respective mixtures and articles does not exceed 0.04 mg/L over the entire service life.
Reason for restriction
Bisphenol A is an endocrine disruptor for environmental organisms. Continuous emission into surface water via wastewater treatment results in constant pollution of surface water bodies. To avoid regrettable substitution of Bisphenol A, especially with regard to drop-in alternatives, it is planned to also address other bisphenols of concern, including derivatives (i.e. those that exhibit similar concern for the environment based on their structural similarity and hazardous properties for the environment). The restriction is seen as an emission reduction measure. This is necessary because of the specific hazard associated with the substance(s). Continuous emissions into the environment via waste treatment plant occur. Peak emissions were determined e.g. near paper recycling/production plants and professional laundries. Traffic security systems often contain recycled material and show high residues leaching directly into the environment. Products containing BPA (indoor and outdoor use) may lead to continuous releases into wastewater treatment plants. A restriction is proposed as authorisation would not address releases from imported articles. Additionally, alternative bisphenols with similar concern have increasingly been used as substitutes for Bisphenol A. Taking into account recent observations, it can be assumed that if the amount of Bisphenol A for e.g. a process decreases, the amount of alternative bisphenols increases at the same rate. Therefore, the scope of this restriction aims to also address bisphenols of similar concern for the environment.
Update 09/03/2022

The proposal was notified to be submitted on 08/04/2022 but has been postponed until 07/10/2022.
Opinion development
Date of intention
Expected date of submission
Withdrawal date
Reason for withdrawal
Start of Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the Call for Evidence
Start of second Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the second Call for Evidence
Start of third Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the third Call for Evidence
Restriction report (and annexes)
Information note on restriction report
Start of Annex XV report 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 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
First published

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