If ECHA identifies a need for updating existing guidance or for developing new guidance, it will prepare a corresponding draft, potentially involving external experts. Based on this draft, the consultation will follow the following steps:
- Consultation of a Partner Expert Group (PEG);
- Consultation of ECHA's Committees and/or Forum, where relevant;
- Concluding consultation of the European Commission and Member States Competent Authorities via the meeting of the Competent Authorities for REACH and the CLP Regulations (CARACAL).
In order to ensure that the guidance updating process will be kept transparent and open to participation by relevant partners drafts of the different consultation steps will be published on this webpage.
More information on the "Consultation procedure on Guidance" is readily available.
- Draft to PEG
- download document [PDF] (17/05/2013 )
ECHA will systematically collect information on experience related to the use of existing guidance and the potential needs to develop new guidance. The main sources for such information are the questions from industry received by the ECHA helpdesk, issues arising from the national REACH helpdesks, and issues highlighted by authorities during the use of the guidance documents.
In addition, issues can be communicated by any party to ECHA via the guidance feedback form.