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Last chance for industry to have say on lead restrictions

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The fishing tackle industry has a last chance to comment on how restrictions on the use of lead in fishing tackle will affect their business.

The fishing tackle industry has a last chance to give its views to European legislators on how restrictions on the use of lead in tackle will affect their business.

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) – the European Union body that manages and implements the organisation’s regulations – is currently investigating the need and potential scope of a restriction on the use of lead in fishing tackle for a report that it will submit in October.

It is asking interested parties to take part in a survey which will form part of its report to the EU. The deadline for submissions is tomorrow (Friday).

EFTTA, the representative body for the fishing tackle industry in Europe, says: “As part of the presentation, ECHA is currently collecting information on companies and the various players in the supply chain and asking how they will be affected by restrictions and the consequences for the sector.

“The objective is to propose a restriction which constitutes the most appropriate and proportional risk management measures to prevent the identified risks of lead.

“The ECHA is still in the investigation phase. It is important that companies who have not already done so, provide input to the questions. The information received will be used to make a better and more informed assessment of the restriction options and scope.”

The survey can be accessed here

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