Chromium VI compounds: various uses including surface treatment, etching and electroplating of plastics


Summary

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a public consultation on Chromium VI compounds used in surface treatment of legacy spare parts; in etching and electroplating of plastics; used for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP)

Submit your comments until 8 July 2020 (23:59 Helsinki time).


Description

ECHA has launched a public consultation on Chromium VI compounds used in surface treatment of legacy spare parts; in etching and electroplating of plastics; used for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP). 

More information about the uses that authorisation is applied for, including the description of the function of the substance, exposure scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicants, together with socio-economic information, is available on ECHA's website.

Submit your comments until 8 July 2020 (23:59 Helsinki time).

More about the applications for authorisation process

The purpose of public consultations is to gather additional relevant and meaningful information on possible alternatives for the uses applied for. It offers the opportunity for public engagement in the regulatory process.

The information submitted will be taken into account in the development of the opinion for the relevant applications for authorisation by ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC).

Each public consultation on alternatives lasts eight weeks.

About ECHA

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Alternative should replace

Chromium VI compounds used in surface treatment of legacy spare parts; in etching and electroplating of plastics; used for Passivation of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP).


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