Public consultations on alternatives to the uses of diarsenic trioxide, and lead chromate pigments Yellow 34 and Red 104 have opened
The consultations for applications for authorisation close on 9 April 2014 (23:59 Helsinki time). Contributions on feasible alternatives to the uses applied for are welcome as soon as possible.
Helsinki, 12 February 2014 – ECHA received four applications for authorisation for the uses of diarsenic trioxide, lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34) and lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104).
Uses applied for
Lead sulfochromate yellow (C.I. Pigment Yellow 34)
Lead chromate molybdate sulphate red (C.I. Pigment Red 104)
ECHA's website gives further information on the uses applied for. This includes the description of the function of the substance, exposures scenarios, possible alternatives identified by the applicant, together with socio-economic and other background information.
Comments can be submitted using a form on ECHA's website. ECHA publishes the comments received as well as the applicant's responses to the comments – unless the information needs to be treated as confidential.
The ECHA Committees for Risk Assessment (RAC) and Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) review and consider the comments in their opinion-making process. Based on the Committees' final opinions, the European Commission will take a decision on whether or not to grant the applicants an authorisation for the uses applied for.
Information on the ongoing public consultations and the consultation process for applications for authorisation: