MEPs, Member States work on REACH practicability

MEPs have begun detailed discussion of potential amendments to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on the registration, evaluation and authorisation of chemicals (REACH). So far, they suggest strengthening the proposal to impose a tougher requirement for substitution of the highest-risk chemicals and to give the European Chemicals Agency clearer powers to decide on priority substances for evaluation. Member State experts, meanwhile, have focused on the rights and responsibilities of suppliers and downstream users.

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