Final report for the NORAP Priority Setting Workshop

9–10 June 2009 Sigtuna, Sweden

This report is an outcome of the Nordic workshop on priority setting within the context of the new working fields under the REACH and CLP regulations. The workshop was arranged by the Nordic Risk Assessment Project (NORAP) and the report written by the Swedish Chemicals Agency, based on funding from the Nordic Chemicals Group (NKG) of the Nordic Council of Ministers (NMR). The workshop addressed priority setting for the processes which form the main part of the work of Member State Competent Authorities in relation to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and its Committees. The relevant processes were: substance and dossier evaluation, harmonised classification, identification of substances of very high concern (SVHC) and their subsequent risk management through authorisation requirements, as well as proposals for restrictions on marketing and use. The outcome of the workshop is intended primarily for use by the Nordic countries in national priority setting, but could be used as well for national input in contribution to further developments in these processes under ECHA's responsibility.