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Consultation letter - European Commission proposal on dichloromethane based paint strippers

This consultation ended on 26 September 2008

The European Commission has made a proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council to amend the Marketing and Use Directive (76/769/EEC) to restrict the sale and use of paint strippers containing dichloromethane (DCM) to consumers and professional users. This is currently under negotiation in the Parliament and in a Council Working Group.

HSE would appreciate your views on this proposal with any information on how you may be affected. HSE would particularly like any information on the likely costs of the proposal to UK consumers and professional users, and the heritage/restoration sector.

The consultation letter sets out the issues and has the Commission’s proposal and a preliminary Impact Assessment attached as annexes.

Updated 2011-12-07