Commission’s public consultations on the revision of REACH and CLP
The European Commission has launched several public consultations on the revision of the two EU chemicals legislations REACH and CLP.
- Chemicals legislation – revision of REACH Regulation to help achieve a toxic-free environment: this consultation is linked to the European Green Deal sets out the ambition to reach zero pollution for a toxic-free environment. As part of this ambition, the chemicals strategy for sustainability announces actions to better protect people and the environment against hazardous chemicals and to encourage innovation to develop safe and sustainable alternatives. Achieving these goals requires revising the rules governing the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals in the EU.
- Revision of EU legislation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals: this consultation is also linked to the Green Deal and the chemicals strategy for sustainability which sets out a number of actions that require a targeted revision of the Regulation on the classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures. Various options for revision will be analysed in an impact assessment and, based on the results, the Commission will present legislative proposals for a revision of both the enacting terms of and the annexes to that Regulation.
These both consultations are open until 1st June 2021.
- Chemicals regulation (REACH) – updated list of restricted substances: This consultation aims to protect consumers by adding substances recently classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR) to the EU list of restricted substances (Annex XVII to the REACH Regulation).
This consultation is open until 2nd June 2021.