The EU mandate determining the elimination of Hexavalent Chrome by September 21st, 2017 is “Annex XIV”. Annex XIV is classified under the broad commission of REACH, which stands for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
The links below will help provide a better understanding of the overall scope of REACH and how it impacts your operation.
European Commission Reach In Brief
European Commission Reach Environment Fact Sheet
New - Summary Guide to REACH