ECHA to prepare restriction proposal on chromium (VI) substances

The European Commission has requested ECHA to prepare a REACH restriction proposal on certain chromium (VI) substances currently on the Authorisation List of substances of very high concern.

The restriction proposal aims to address the challenges posed by the current and possible future workload both for ECHA and the Commission. This workload stems from the high number of applications for authorisation to use these substances, already submitted or potentially coming from hundreds of companies.

Further information is available in ECHA’s news release.