REACH regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.
The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labelling of chemicals.
BPR regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
approval of active substances
Authorisation of biocidal products
Guidance and IT-tools
The Prior Informed Consent Regulation administers the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries.
lists of Chemicals subject to pic
Occupational exposure limit (OEL) values are derived within two legal frameworks that form an integral part of the EU’s mechanism for protecting the health of workers.
The Waste Framework Directive aims to protect the environment and human health from the generation and management of waste and to improve efficient use of resources.
The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.
The revised Drinking Water Directive aims to protect citizens and the environment from the harmful effects of contaminated drinking water and to improve access to drinking water.
ECHA organises consultations to get feedback from all interested parties and to gather the widest possible range of scientific information for the regulatory processes
This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
opinions and agreements
The Support section provides tools and practical guidance to companies which have responsibilities under the EU chemicals legislation.
1. Find out whether you are affected by authorisation Check whether your substance is on the Authorisation List and whether any exemptions apply to your uses.
2. Develop an application strategy Communicate with your supply chain and develop a strategy on how best to proceed.
3. Start preparing your application Find out what to include in your application and start preparing the necessary reports.
4. Notify ECHA and request a Teleconference based information session (TIS) Let ECHA know of your intention to submit in advance and request a Teleconference based information session (TIS) to ask questions about the application process.
5. Finalise your application Finalise the reports and prepare everything you need for submission.
6. Submit your application Submit your application in one of the submission windows.
7. Engage during the opinion development Follow your application's processing from consultation to the development of the Committees' opinions.
8. Fulfil your obligations after European Commission's decision Make sure that you fulfil any obligations after the Commission's decision, such as implementing conditions or, if you are a downstream user, notifying ECHA of your use of the substance.
9. Submit a review report if you still need to use the substance If you need to continue using the substance after the review period, you need to submit a review report at least 18 months before the end of the review period.
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