Public Consultation Open Until April 15, 2024

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has initiated a public consultation following a proposal from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses) to identify Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) as a Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) under the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation.

What is Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP)?

Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) is a commonly used flame retardant and plasticizer in various industries. Its potentially hazardous properties have led to concerns regarding its impact on human health and the environment.

Purpose of the Consultation

The public consultation is a crucial step in the process of identifying TPP as an SVHC under REACH. ECHA is seeking input from stakeholders, including industry representatives, environmental organizations, and the public, to gather relevant information and perspectives on the potential risks associated with TPP.

Timeline and How to Participate

The public consultation will remain open until April 15, 2024. During this period, interested parties can provide feedback, scientific data, and comments on the proposal to classify TPP as an SVHC.

Importance of SVHC Identification

The identification of a substance as an SVHC under REACH is a significant regulatory step. It indicates that the substance meets the criteria for being considered of high concern due to its potentially hazardous properties. Once identified as an SVHC, substances may be subject to further regulatory actions, such as authorization requirements.

How to Participate in the Consultation

Stakeholders wishing to contribute to the consultation can do so through ECHA's dedicated web portal for public consultations. Detailed instructions on how to submit comments, data, and relevant information are available on the ECHA website.

Impact on Industry and Environment

If Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) is identified as an SVHC, it could have implications for industries that use or produce this substance. Companies may need to assess their use of TPP, provide information on its risks, and potentially seek authorization for continued use under REACH regulations.

Enhancing Chemical Safety

The identification and classification of SVHCs are part of Europe's commitment to improving chemical safety and protecting human health and the environment. By gathering input from stakeholders through public consultations, ECHA aims to make informed decisions based on scientific evidence and societal considerations.

Next Steps

Following the public consultation period, ECHA will review the feedback received and decide on whether to classify Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) as an SVHC under REACH. This decision will be based on the available scientific data and input from stakeholders.

Stay Informed

Stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the public consultation to ensure their voices are heard in this important process. For more information on the consultation, including how to participate and access relevant documents, visit the ECHA website.
The public consultation on identifying Triphenyl Phosphate (TPP) as an SVHC under the REACH Regulation represents an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the protection of human health and the environment from potentially hazardous substances. Your input is valuable in shaping future regulatory decisions regarding TPP.


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