REACH authorisation duties are targeted by EU inspectors

The enforcement forum decided that its next major enforcement project would focus on REACH authorisation.

The Forum has agreed that its next major enforcement project, REF-9, will focus on provisions related to REACH authorisation meant to protect the safety and health of workers and the environment. The inspectors will check that substances of very high concern (SVHC), which are subject to authorisation, are not placed on the market without a valid authorisation and, where authorised, whether they are used in compliance with the conditions set in the authorisation decision.

This enforcement project will be prepared in 2020, the inspections will be conducted in 2021 and the report is expected to be published at the end of 2022.

The Forum also initiated a pilot project on recovered substances and announced that its pilot project on classification of mixtures will focus on detergents and cleaning products.

More information are available in ECHA’s press release.