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Status Opinion development
Details on the scope of restriction Restricting placing on the market of plastic, rubber and other granules containing PAHs above a set concentration limit for use as infill material on synthetic turf pitches or for use as loose granules or mulch on playgrounds and sport applications.
Further substance information Restriction intention includes 8 PAHs: Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP) CAS No 50-32-8, Benzo[e]pyrene (BeP) CAS No 192-97-2, Benzo[a]anthracene (BaA) CAS No 56-55-3, Chrysene CAS No 218-01-9, Benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA) CAS No 205-99-2, Benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA) CAS No 205-82-3, Benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA) CAS No 207-08-9 and Dibenzo[a,h]anthracene (DBAhA) CAS No 53-70-3
Reason for restriction Granules as infill material are characterised as mixtures. It is noted that if the concentrations of carcinogenic PAHs are as high as the generic limit for mixtures supplied to the general public defined in REACH, there is a concern. To ensure that no plastic and rubber granulate is placed on the market with such high PAH concentrations, a lower limit needs to be set.

Intention timeline

Date of intention 2017-06-30
Expected date of submission 2018-07-20
Latest update 2019-04-25

Support information

Restriction report and annexes
Remarks NL in cooperation with ECHA.

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April 26, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-03-252019-04-25
  • Remarks: NL in cooperation with ECHA. ROI revised 21/03/2018. Stakeholders are requested to provide any information relevant to the Dossier Submitter during the Annex XV Restriction Dossier process, either in any call for evidence or separately during the process. This information will be used, amongst other issues, to determine if any derogations are required for the potential restriction as these cannot be proposed without adequate risk and socio-economic information. If a derogation is not proposed by the Dossier Submitter then it will be incumbent on the relevant stakeholders to do so during any public consultation process with a full risk and socio-economic justification accompanying it.NL in cooperation with ECHA.
March 25, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-03-062019-03-25
March 6, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-212019-03-06
Feb. 18, 2019
  • Latest update: 2019-02-072018-12-21
Feb. 8, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-212019-02-07
  • Restriction report and annexes:
  • Restriction report and annexes:
  • Status: SubmittedOpinion development
  • Submitter: Netherlands
Jan. 3, 2019
  • Latest update: 2018-12-182018-12-21
Dec. 18, 2018
  • Latest update: 2018-08-162018-12-18
  • Restriction report and annexes:
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