REACH_in_brief_2007

REACH_in_brief_2007 - European Commission Enterprise &...

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1 European Commission Environment Directorate General REACH in brief Why do we need REACH? How will REACH work? What are the benefits and costs? What is the state of play? How will REACH be implemented? February 2007
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2 European Commission Environment Directorate General Table of contents 1. WHY IS A NEW EU CHEMICALS POLICY NEEDED? . .................................................. 3 1.1 THE PROBLEMS OF THE CURRENT SYSTEM. ........................................................ 3 1.2 THE OVERALL AIMS OF THE NEW CHEMICAL STRATEGY. .............................. 4 2. HOW WILL 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 .
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