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Unformatted text preview: 1 European Commission Environment Directorate General REACH in brief Why do we need REACH? How does REACH work? What are the benefits and costs? What was the decision-making process? How will REACH be implemented? October 2007 2 European Commission Environment Directorate General Table of contents 1. WHY DID WE NEED A NEW EU CHEMICALS POLICY?.............................................. 3 1.1 THE PROBLEMS OF THE FORMER CHEMICALS LEGISLATION ........................ 3 1.2 THE OVERALL AIMS OF THE NEW CHEMICAL STRATEGY............................... 4 2. HOW DOES REACH WORK? ............................................................................................. 4 2.1 SCOPE ............................................................................................................................. 6 2.2 REGISTRATION............................................................................................................. 6 2.2.1 Substances on their own or in preparations............................................................... 6 2.2.2 Substances in articles ................................................................................................ 9 2.3 DATA SHARING.......................................................................................................... 10 2.4 INFORMATION IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN ................................................................ 10 2.5 DOWNSTREAM USERS.............................................................................................. 11 2.6 EVALUATION.............................................................................................................. 11 2.7 AUTHORISATION ....................................................................................................... 12 2.8 RESTRICTIONS............................................................................................................ 13 2.9 EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY (ECHA) .......................................................... 14 2.10 CLASSICATION AND LABELLING INVENTORY................................................ 14 2.11 ACCESS TO INFORMATION ................................................................................... 15 3. WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND BENEFITS?.................................................................... 15 3.1. BENEFITS .................................................................................................................... 15 3.2 COSTS ........................................................................................................................... 16 3.2.1 Direct Costs................................................................................................................. 16 3.2.2 Costs to Downstream Users ........................................................................................ 16 3.2.3 Total Costs................................................................................................................... 17 3.2.4 Further work on impact assessment ............................................................................ 17 3....
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