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Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (and its accompanying Annex) (4 pages + Annex 2 pages, in English)
Reference: G/TBT/N/EU/494

Date of arrival: 2017 July 17     -     Final date for comments: 2017 September 15


This draft Regulation relates to a new entry in Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006. It would prohibit the placing on the market of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) unless: the registration dossiers are updated with the new Derived No Effect Levels (DNELs) for inhalation and dermal exposure indicated in the proposal, which effectively set occupational exposure limits, and manufacturers and downstream users comply with those values in the workplace. A general deferral of application of the restriction of 2 years is proposed to allow stakeholders to take the necessary compliance measures. For the wire-coating industry, which would need to replace part of its older production lines prematurely to comply with the new DNELs, a longer specific deferral of 6 years is proposed.


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Comment  - United States - (11 September 2017)    EN