Guidance

Guidance on the interpretation and application of the new Regulation is expected to be ready in 2018. Additional training material will be designed and developed according to identified needs. ECHA welcomes Member States and industry needs and will consider them when developing the material.

ECHA has established a Guidance working group comprised of various stakeholders, who will assist ECHA in defining the scope and further identifying the needs for Guidance and providing input for the drafting according to expertise and interest. The group will support the clarification of the interpretation of the requirements of the legal text, propose improvements in the structure of the document, provide input for or review the content of the different sections, discuss and conclude on open issues. The working group will also consider and integrate the input it receives from other stakeholders not represented in the group. The following stakeholders are participants to Guidance working group:

  • Member States appointed bodies
    • Belgium - Federal Public Service - Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
    • Sweden - Poisons Information Centre
    • Denmark – Environmental Protection Agency
    • Germany - The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
    • Netherlands - National Poisons Information Centre
    • Poland - Bureau for Chemical Substances
  • Poison Centres
    • Spain – Spanish Poison Centre
    • Italy – Poison Centre (Lombardia)
    • Croatia – Poison Centre (Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health)
    • France – Poison Centre (Nancy)
  • Associations
    • IFRA - International Fragrance Association
    • CEFIC - The European Chemical Industry Council
    • ECPA – European Crop Protection
    • VCI - German Chemical Industry Association
    • AISE - International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintanance Products
    • FEICA - Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry
    • FECC - European Association of Chemical Distributors
    • CEPE aisbl - European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry
    • DUCC - Downstream Users of Chemicals Coordination Group
    • BDI - Federation of German Industries
  • Other stakeholders
    • WKO - Austrian Economic Chamber
    • Mayer Brown Europe-Brussels LLP
    • NCEC - National Chemical Emergency Centre

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