The European Commision has launched a public consultation meant to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework for chemicals (exclusing REACH).
This public consultation is conducted in support of the fitness check on 'the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH), as well as related aspects of legislation applied to downstream industries'. This framework encompasses legislation governing the hazard identification and classification of chemicals and legislation governing risk management measures for chemicals (excluding REACH), including chemical-related provisions in worker safety legislation, transport legislation, environmental protection legislation, product control legislation, as well as supporting legislation.
All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.
In particular, contributions are sought from Member State public authorities responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the legislation covered by this fitness check, companies and industry associations in both the chemicals industry and downstream industries, workers employed by the aforementioned industries, trade unions, NGOs (e.g. environmental, health), consumer associations, academia and research/educational institutes, as well as consumers and citizens.
Stakeholders are invited to answer a set of questions on the “relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and added value” of the legislative framework, covering chemicals.
The results will feed into the Commission’s regulatory fitness programme, Refit, in which it is evaluating the performance of certain policy areas.
The deadline for responses is 27 May.
Related information European Commission: Consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH) Related EVISA Resources EVISA Brief summary: REACH: Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals EVISA Brief summary: European Legislation related to Speciation
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