Consultations on alternatives to chromium trioxide in metal plating, passivation and coating

Summary:

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched eight public consultations on applications for authorisation for chromium trioxide (EC: 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0) for the uses of functional chrome plating with decorative character for sanitary applications (including etching and electroplating) as well as for the uses of passivation and electrolytic coating of steel.

ECHA is looking for additional information on alternative substances or technologies for these uses of chromium trioxide. 

More information on uses applied for

Submit your comments by 10 April 2019 (23:59 Helsinki time).


Description:

Visit our website for 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.

About public consultations on alternatives in applications for authorisation

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.

More about the applications for authorisation proces

About ECHA

ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's ground-breaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well as for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern.


Alternative should replace:

Chromium trioxide (EC: 215-607-8, CAS 1333-82-0) for the uses of functional chrome plating with decorative character for sanitary applications (including etching and electroplating) as well as for the uses of passivation and electrolytic coating of steel.


European Chemicals Agency

Company name: European Chemicals Agency
Contact name: Adam Elwan


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