Echa has delayed the submission of its REACH Annex XV restriction report on three lead chromate substances in articles.
This is because it may need to be revised according to the outcome of:
ongoing discussions about the restriction of lead stabilisers in PVC, which was blocked by the European Parliament in February; and
a pending court case on authorising the use of lead-based pigments which the Swedish government initiated and the European Commission appealed against.
Chemical Watch, 16 April 2020