The European Chemicals Agency (ECH A) has issued a draft recommendation seeking public comment on a plan to phase out 10 substances under Regulation No. 1907/2006 on the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals (RE ACH ). ECH A has prioritized the substances as substances of “very high concern” or as chemicals that have been identified as “particularly hazardous.”
The 10 substances proposed for phase out include (i) 1, 2-dichloroethane, (ii) 2,2’-dichloro-4; 4’-methylenedianiline, (iii) arsenic acid, (iv) bis (2-methoxyethyl) ether (diglyme), (v) dichromium tris (chromate), (vi) formaldehyde; (vii) N, N-dimethylacetamide, (viii) pentazinc chromate octahydroxide, (ix) potassium hydroxyoctaoxodizincatedichromate, and (x) strontium chromate. ECH A requests comments by September 19, 2012.