More time for evaluating proposed restriction of lead in outdoor shooting and fishing

ECHA has received 319 comments to the proposal to restrict lead in hunting, other outdoor shooting and fishing and decided that more time is needed for evaluating the proposed restriction. The comments are now published on its website.

Given the vast amount of complex information received, ECHA has extended the standard 12 months reserved for forming committees’ opinion by three months. This is to ensure that the input received during the consultation can be properly scientifically analysed in both of our scientific committees. As such, the opinion of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) is expected in March 2022 and of the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) in June 2022. The SEAC opinion finalises the combined opinion of ECHA’s committees.

More information on this topic can be found here.