Environment Bill: REACH enforcement powers set to be reinforced

The Environment Bill would permit the creation of new offences connected to breaches of the REACH regime.

The power, contained in the final pages of the 232-page draft law, would allow the secretary of state to propose amendments to the REACH Enforcement Regulations 2008. Such amendments would have to be approved by parliament under its affirmative procedure, rather than dismissed under its weaker negative procedure.

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