Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

Registry of restriction intentions until outcome

The registry of restriction intentions until outcome lists the intentions and Annex XV restriction proposals received by ECHA.

A restriction proposal may be prepared by a Member State or by ECHA at the request of the Commission or on its own initiative for substances in the Authorisation List. It is a legal requirement for a Member State to notify ECHA of its intention to prepare a restriction dossier. The advance notice enables interested parties to plan and prepare for commenting later on.

Interested parties can follow the progress of a proposal through the restriction process, from the notification of the intention to the adoption of the final opinions by the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) and the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC), and the adoption of the restriction by the European Commission.

Stakeholders are encouraged to submit any relevant information to the dossier submitters during the preparation of the restriction proposal and during the consultations. Information to motivate any exemptions to the scope described in the intention is particularly useful to receive in the preparatory phase of the dossier.


EC / List no: 204-661-8 CAS no: 123-91-1
CLP Annex VI Index number
Further substance information
Details on the scope of restriction
Restriction of the manufacture, placing on the market and use of 1,4-dioxane in surfactants.
Reason for restriction
Once emitted into the aquatic environment, 1,4-dioxane is distributed via the water system including drinking water resources. Due to its persistence and mobility it can hardly be removed during drinking water production. Additionally, 1,4-dioxane has a harmonized classification as carcinogenic category 1B. Without taking action, the concentration of 1,4-dioxane will continue to increase, leading to adverse effects which will be difficult to reverse. The manufacture of surfactants has been identified as the major source of 1,4-dioxane emissions into the environment. Hence, this restriction proposal aims at minimizing emissions from the manufacture of surfactants including emissions caused by the discharge of 1,4-dioxane residues from purification processes of surfactants in treatment plants (so called stripping).
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 consultation info:

Submission date postponed due to internal planning considerations.
Date of intention
Expected date of submission
Withdrawal date
Reason for withdrawal
Start of Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the Call for Evidence
Start of second Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the second Call for Evidence
Start of third Call for Evidence consultation
Deadline for comments on the third Call for Evidence
Restriction report (and annexes)
Information note on restriction report
Start of Annex XV report consultation
1st deadline for comments on Annex XV report
Final deadline for comments on Annex XV report
Comments on Annex XV report
Opinion of RAC (and minority positions) and Forum Enforceability Advice (as of September 2023)
Draft opinion of SEAC
RAC & SEAC (draft) Background document (and annexes)
Start of SEAC draft opinion consultation
Deadline for comments on SEAC draft opinion
Comments on SEAC draft opinion
Compiled RAC and SEAC opinion (and minority positions)
Final background document (and annexes)
Adopted restriction/Commission communication
Latest update
First published