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Consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH) Published on: 04/03/2016, Last update: 30/05/2016

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Deadline:
27/05/2016.

This is a public consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH). Its objective is to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework for chemicals.

Policy field(s)

Enterprise and Industry, Environment, Internal Market, Public Health

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

In particular, contributions are sought from Member State public authorities responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the legislation covered by this fitness check, companies and industry associations in both the chemicals industry and downstream industries, workers employed by the aforementioned industries, trade unions, NGOs (e.g. environmental, health), consumer associations, academia and research/educational institutes, as well as consumers and citizens.

Period of consultation

From 4 March 2016 to 27 May 2016

Objective of the consultation

This public consultation is conducted in support of the fitness check on 'the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH), as well as related aspects of legislation applied to downstream industries'. Its objective is to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework for chemicals. This framework encompasses legislation governing the hazard identification and classification of chemicals and legislation governing risk management measures for chemicals (excluding REACH), including chemical-related provisions in worker safety legislation, transport legislation, environmental protection legislation, product control legislation, as well as supporting legislation. For a full overview of the objectives and scope of the fitness check, please consult the background document.

How to submit your contribution

This public consultation closed on 27 May 2016. It is no longer possible to participate. Results will be published in due course.

Stakeholder workshop

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) will organise a stakeholder workshop on 19 April 2016. More information on DG GROWTH's website and on the workshop page.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

Responsible services

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Unit D.2 (Chemicals)

DG Environment, Unit A.3 (Chemicals)

E-mail

GROW-ENV-FITNESSCHECK-CHEMICALS@ec.europa.eu

Postal address

European Commission, Unit GROW/D.2, BREY 11/250, B-1049 Brussels

 

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