The comments came from more than 4,400 organisations, companies and individuals, and will be checked by ECHA’s scientific committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC).

Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden, who prepared the initial proposal, will now have the chance to review the input and update their initial proposal based on the comments.

Meanwhile, RAC and SEAC will continue to evaluate the proposal, considering the information received, and ECHA will deliver its final opinions to the European Commission in the shortest possible timeframe. The committees’ opinions will also be communicated to the public.

The proposal was originally published by the ECHA in February 2023.