PACT - Public Activities Coordination Tool

PACT - Public Activities Coordination Tool

PACT - Public Activities Coordination Tool

The public activities coordination tool (PACT) provides an overview of the substance-specific activities that authorities are working on under REACH and the CLP Regulation. These activities are being carried out in line with ECHA’s Integrated Regulatory Strategy.

PACT provides up-to-date information on the activities planned, ongoing or completed by ECHA and/or MSCAs for a given substance in the following areas:

  • Data generation and assessment – dossier evaluation, substance evaluation, informal hazard assessment (PBT/vPvB/ED).
  • Assessment of regulatory needs (ARN).
  • Regulatory risk management – harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) , SVHC identification, recommendations for inclusion in the Authorisation List, restriction.

A summary of all the substance-specific activities can be found under ‘Details’ for each entry.

Chromium(VI) oxides and chromium(VI) oxyanion acids and salts

EC / List no: - CAS no: -
Regulatory risk management
Restriction 1
Date of intention
Withdrawal date
The Dossier Submitter will take stock of the granted authorisations as well as processed and pending applications for authorisations for the chromium (VI) substances in scope of the restriction proposal.

Stakeholders are requested to provide relevant information to the Dossier Submitter. If justified based on robust risk and socio-economic information the Dossier Submitter may propose derogations from the proposed restriction. If a derogation is not proposed by the Dossier Submitter then it will be incumbent on the relevant stakeholders to do so during any consultation process with a full risk and socio-economic justification accompanying it.

Link to the Commission’s Q&A:

Update 8 May 2024: Based on ECHA findings and by request from the Commission, the Intention has been amended to extend the scope and timeline to prepare the Annex XV dossier. The Commission amendment to the initial request can be found at the following link:
In addition to entry 16 on chromium trioxide, and entry 17 on acids generated from chromium trioxide and their oligomers currently listed on REACH Annex XIV, the scope of the Annex XV dossier also covers REACH Annex XIV entries 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29, 30, 31, and Cr(VI) substances not listed in Annex XIV but with the potential to lead to regrettable substitution, in particular barium chromate.
Details on the scope of restriction
Restricting the use of certain chromium (VI) substances.
Restriction report (and annexes)
Opinion of RAC (and minority positions) and Forum Enforceability Advice (as of September 2023)
Draft opinion of SEAC
Compiled RAC and SEAC opinion (and minority positions)
Adopted restriction/Commission communication
Latest update
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Group members
This group of substance has the following member substances:
List entry date: 11-lis-2023

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