Current calls for comments and evidence

Calls for comments and evidence allow interested parties to signal their interest and express their views and concerns in the preparatory phase of the restriction proposal. They also let interested parties comment on the different documents under preparation in ECHA in relation to restrictions, such as reports on substances in articles and guidelines on restriction entries.

Additional information to justify or support comments made is also welcomed. The information gathered will provide an input into developing Annex XV restriction dossiers or other documents. When we open a call for comments and evidence, we intend to give parties who otherwise might not have been identified and consulted a chance to submit information.

The calls for comments and evidence do not take the place of the public consultation on restriction proposals developed by Member States or ECHA, which forms a standard part of the restriction process.

Consultations close at 23:59 Helsinki time.


Substance Details

4,4’-isopropylidenediphenol (Bisphenol A) and structurally related bisphenols of similar concern for the environment
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Deadline for providing input
Subject of the call
This call for evidence aims to investigate the manufacture, import, use and placing on the market of Bisphenol A and structurally related bisphenols of similar concern for the environment, as well as on the possibility for substitution, potential alternatives and on the socio-economic impacts of substitution. Information on the life cycle, emissions to the environment and the use in articles and occurrence in polymers is also of interest.
Objective of the call
Germany intends to submit an Annex XV restriction dossier to ECHA before the submission date on 1 October 2021. The information gathered through this call for evidence will be used to assess the feasibility of alternatives to Bisphenol A and the socio-economic impacts of the restriction of uses of the substance under REACH as well as potential exemptions from the planned restriction.
Target group
This call for evidence is intended for interested parties such as private companies (manufacturers, suppliers, recyclers, downstream users, distributors, importers etc.), trade associations, scientific organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders or Member State Authorities holding relevant information. Both EU-and non-EU stakeholders are encouraged to participate.
How to submit your contribution
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