EU Commission invites feedback on its vision of restructured European Chemicals Agency

The European Commission has launched a call for evidence via the “Have your say” portal, inviting public feedback ahead of the EU executive’s upcoming legislative initiative for a stand-alone “founding regulation” aimed at updating the ECHA roles and responsibilities. The Commission plans to overhaul the agency’s structure the initiative is also expected to redefine the way the agency’s operations are financed.

How is ECHA regulated today?

  • Title X of the Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals ( REACH – 1907/2006/EC) established the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and defines its operations, roles, and responsibilities. The agency is charged with managing significant sections of the EU’s main horizontal chemicals control legislation pursuant to REACH. The agency provides scientific and technical expertise as well as administrative support for all aspects of the regulation (e.g., in support of implementing the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals).

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