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Navigating Reach

Navigating Reach

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CHEMICAL RE ACTION
AN ACTIVISTS’ GUIDE TO USING AND IMPROVINGTHE NEW EU CHEMICALS LEGISLATION
navigatingREACH
 
1.Foreword 32.Introduction 6
2.1 Whatwasgained? 72.2 Loopholesandaws 72.3 Whatisstillatstake? 8
3.REACH:whatarethekeyelementstoknow? 9
3.1 Registration 123.1.1 Healthandsafetydataandregistration 123.1.2 Substancesinarticles 143.2 Evaluation 163.2.1 Dossierandsubstanceevaluation 163.2.2 Whenwillsubstancesbeexamined? 163.3 Authorisation 183.3.1 Chemicalsofveryhighconcerninthespotlight 183.3.2 Understandingtheauthorisationprocedure 203.3.3 Endocrinedisruptingchemicals 223.3.4 Timelimitsandreviewsforauthorisedsubstances 273.4. Restriction 283.5 EnforcementIssues 283.5.1 MainresponsibilitiesandorganisationoftheEuropeanChemicalsAgency 283.5.2 NGOsrolesandrepresentation 293.5.3 CompetentAuthoritiesoftheMemberStates 303.6 TimelineofreviewsandrevisionsofREACH 303.7. ImportantissuesnotcoveredinREACH 32
4.Conclusion 33
4.1 PrioritiesforimprovingREACH 344.2 Useit,dontloseit! 36
5.Annexes 37
5.1 HistoryofREACHadoption 385.2 NGOsprioritydemandsonREACH 395.3 Registrationrequirementsaccordingtovolumeofproductionorimport 425.4 Sampleletterforconsumerstorequestinformationaboutsubstancesinarticles 435.5 ListofCompetentAuthorities 445.6 Bibliography 475.7 Glossary 48
AN ACTIVISTS’ GUIDE TO USING AND IMPROVINGTHE NEW EU CHEMICALS LEGISLATION
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NAVIGATING REACH: FOREWORD
In1998,ataninformalmeetingoftheEnvironmentMinistersofEUMemberStatesinChester,UK,Ministersexpressedtheirconcernaboutthelackofactiononhazardoussubstancesandhighlightedtheneedforanewpolicyonchemicals.ThiswasthebeginningofwhatbecameknownasREACH
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anewregulationonchemicalswhichwouldshiftfrompermissiveandpatchylegislationtoamorecomprehensivesystembasedonsoundinformationandtheprecautionaryprinciple.Theregulationwasintendedtoimprovetheprotectionofhumanhealthandtheenvironmentfromtheadverseeffectsofhazardouschemicals
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