France submitted a restriction dossier on BPA in thermal paper to ECHA.

Edited on 02/14/2014
On the basis of the most recent data compiled by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development & Energy submitted a proposal under REACH for the Europe-wide restriction of the use of bisphenol A in thermal paper (credit card slips, bank receipts, logistics labels, etc.).
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On 17 January 2014, the restriction dossier "Annex XV" compiled by ANSES in cooperation with the French Institute for the Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS) was submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).  

The admissibility of the dossier will be evaluated in a first phase. If the dossier is deemed admissible, ECHA committees will examine it and render their decision during 2015 (several public consultations will take place during this phase). ECHA decision will then be submitted to the European Commission, which will decide whether or not to adopt the restriction, with or without modifying the scope and the conditions.


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