ECHA to prepare a restriction proposal on lead in ammunition and fishing tackle

The European Commission has requested ECHA to develop an Annex XV dossier for a possible restriction on the placing on the market and use of lead in ammunition in terrestrial environments. The proposal aims to address concerns posed by gunshot used on land, bullets used both in wetlands and land areas, as well as lead in fishing tackle.

ECHA has earlier proposed a restriction on the use of lead shots over wetlands. This proposal is currently with the Commission for decision making.