ECHA Announces Upcoming Report on Making Batteries Safer
18 August 2023
📰On August 17, 2023, ECHA announced it has received new tasks as regards EU’s regulatory framework for batteries. ⚠️🔋
In this context, the Agency will assist the Commission by 👇 🔸Developing a report aimed to identify substances of concern found in batteries or used in their manufacturing. 🔸Preparing (if requested by the Commission) a restriction proposal for substances found in batteries and waste batteries which pose a risk to human health or the environment. 🔸Providing an opinion on the effectiveness of the restriction proposal to control the risk through both the Committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Impact (RAC and SEAC). What we know so far: ➡️Echa is expected to begin its work on the report in 2024. ➡️The report is expected for the end of 2027.