National Inspectorates - Hungary
The authorities primarily responsible for the enforcement of REACH/CLP/BPR in Hungary are the Public Health Departments of the District Offices, gathered under twenty County based Government Offices which are reporting to the Prime Minister’s Office.
The work of the chemical safety inspectors is coordinated at regional level and supported by the Hungarian REACH, CLP and Biocides National Competent Authorities operating within the Ministry of Human Capacities (EMMI).
The company visits may take the form of both spot and targeted checks. In case of non-compliance the inspectors take a binding decision and/or impose a fine (chemical load penalty) on the companies concerned.
It is foreseen that other authorities will also be responsible for other aspects of the chemical regulations, such as environmental protection (National Inspectorate for Environment, Nature and Water), occupational safety (Hungarian Labour Inspectorate), consumer protection (National Authority for Consumer Protection) and customs control (Hungarian Customs and Finance Guard).
Authorities responsible for REACH/CLP/BPR enforcement
- National Institute of Chemical Safety (OKBI) - Useful information materials and the text of the national enforcement legislation are available on the OKBI website.
- Hungarian National Public Health and Medical Officer Service (ÁNTSZ) - This body is responsible for the professional management of enforcement of the REACH, CLP and BP Regulations.
- Joint website of the Governmental Offices