EPC/REG/REACH 8th Oct.,2021
ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
Revision of REACH Regulation /Inception Impact Assessment
The European Commission (EC) has published its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability on 14 October 2020 in which they have announced to carry out a "targeted" revision of the EU REACH Regulation.
The Commission recently conducted an impact assessment (Enclosed) according to which, the following aspects will be considered in the revision process.
· Revising the registration requirements;
· Introducing a Mixtures Assessment Factor (“MAF”) to address the risks of exposure to multiple substances (combination effects);
· Simplifying supply chain communication by improving safety data sheets;
· Revising the provisions for dossier and substance evaluation to ensure registration dossiers are in compliance;
· Reforming the authorization process, such as by removing the authorization title from REACH or integrating the REACH authorization and restriction systems into one;
· Reforming the restriction process; and
· Revising the provisions for control and enforcement by, for instance, establishing minimum requirements for national controls and enforcement.
The inception impact assessment is to push industry towards innovation and substitution.
The current aim for the REACH revision is in quarter four of 2022.
The EC has planned a 12 weeks formal public consultation during the first quarter of 2022.
Members a requested to go through the attached Inception Impact Assessment document and take a note of the same.
Acting Executive Director
Encl: Inception Impact Assessment