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CD265 – Consultation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) – Dichloromethane paint-strippers

This Consultative Document sets out proposals from HSE to amend the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008 to take up a derogation from a European ban on certain uses of dichloromethane (DCM)-based paint strippers.

The planned amendment will introduce necessary training requirements and a mandatory certificate of competence for professional users who wish to purchase and use DCM-based paint strippers.

The proposed amendment will be of particular interest to those involved in work with paint strippers and to others with an interest in this topic.

View the consultative document.

Respond to the consultation using the online questionnaire or download a form to complete.

An evidence assessment is included at Annex 2 to this consultation. The evidence assessment identifies the proposed measure for achieving the objective and analyses its likely impacts to assess the advantages and disadvantages in economic terms.

Update September 2014

An analysis of consultation CD265 responses is now available in HSE Board paper HSE/14/24.

This consultation began on 4 November and ended on 3 January 2014.

Responses should be sent by 3 January 2014 to:

Andrew Moore
Health and Safety Executive
Priestly House
Priestly Road
RG24 9NW
Updated 2019-04-30