National Inspectorates - Spain
As defined in the Spanish Sanctions Regime Law, the responsibility for REACH/CLP enforcement in Spain lies with the regional authorities (Autonomous Communities). Each of them has its own legal arrangements to organise enforcement.
At the central level, there are two Competent Authorities for REACH/CLP responsible for two aspects of implementing REACH/CLP - protection of the environment and of human health. These two authorities help in the coordination of all Spanish Enforcement Authorities.
The Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs coordinates the work of the Environmental Inspections by running a technical coordination group allowing the regional inspections to exchange information, knowledge and experiences.
The Ministry of Health and Social Politics coordinates the public health authorities of the regions through a public health inspectors' coordination group. It has established a Rapid System on Information Exchange on Chemicals (SIRIPQ), which allows regional public health inspectors to exchange information on cases of non-compliance.
Biocides Regulation (BRP)
In Spain, the Competent Authority (CA) for Biocides Regulation is the the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality and acts as the Point of contact between Autonomous Communities Authorities, the European Commission and other European BPR competent authorities. The BPR enforcement authorities (EA) are the “Autonomous Communities”. They conduct regular projects on monitoring, control and sanctions tasks in Spanish market.
It has established a Rapid System on Information Exchange on Chemicals (SIRIPQ), which allows regional inspectors (EA) and the Competent Authority (CA) to exchange information.
Authorities responsible for REACH, CLP enforcement
The REACH, Enforcement Authorities (EA) in Spain are the 17 Autonomous Communities but to facilitate and centralise communication with the relevant EA, we provide below the links to the two central REACH, Competent Authorities:
- The Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs - REACH Competent Authority responsible for the coordination of environmental related Spanish enforcement authorities
- The Ministry of Health, Social Politics and Equality - REACH Competent Authority responsible for the coordination of human health related Spanish enforcement authorities
Authorities responsible for BPR Enforcement
In Spain, the BPR Enforcement is under the responsibility of the individual Autonomous Communities Authorities (EA) (17), but to facilitate and centralise communication with the relevant EA, we provide below the link to the central BPR Competent Authority:
- The Ministry of Health, Social Services, and Equality - BPR Competent Authority responsible for the coordination of human health related Spanish enforcement authorities.