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EU REACH Enforcement project

Final report 2008

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REACH, the new EU Regulation on chemicals, implies a significant restructuring and enlargement in the field of chemicals regulation, and thus also of enforcement. The importance of the Forum for enforcement included in REACH for a good implementation of REACH was early recognised. In 2006 the Nordic Chemicals Group and the Netherlands granted funds to start a joint EU project on enforcement of REACH. The aim of the project was to: - Identify present enforcement and new needs due to REACH - Investigate the state of preparation of the Member States and start preparing for the operative work of the Forum - Elaborate work division, co-operation and information exchange - Prepare a draft proposal for Rules of Procedure for the Forum - Develop a compendium of useful enforcement methods The project has resulted in several independent reports that are included in this final report. A presentation of the results has been given by the project at the 1st meeting of the Forum 11 December 2007.

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Minutes from workshop 24–25 September 2007

The participants were welcomed by Otto Linher on behalf of the Commission who hosted the workshop, and by Lars Gustafsson on behalf of the REACH EU Enforcement Project who arranged the workshop. Lars Gustafsson then as chair pointed out that the general goal of the workshop was to get closer to a common understanding of the challenges for enforcement of REACH and what the priorities should be.

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