REACH regulation aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals.
The CLP Regulation ensures that the hazards presented by chemicals are clearly communicated to workers and consumers in the European Union through classification and labelling of chemicals.
BPR regulation aims to improve the functioning of the biocidal products market in the EU, while ensuring a high level of protection for humans and the environment.
approval of active substances
Authorisation of biocidal products
Guidance and IT-tools
The Prior Informed Consent Regulation administers the import and export of certain hazardous chemicals and places obligations on companies who wish to export these chemicals to non-EU countries.
lists of Chemicals subject to pic
Occupational exposure limit (OEL) values are derived within two legal frameworks that form an integral part of the EU’s mechanism for protecting the health of workers.
The Waste Framework Directive aims to protect the environment and human health from the generation and management of waste and to improve efficient use of resources.
The POPs Regulation bans or severely restricts the production and use of persistent organic pollutants in the European Union.
ECHA organises public consultations to get feedback from all interested parties and to gather the widest possible range of scientific information for the regulatory processes.
This is unique source of information on the chemicals manufactured and imported in Europe. It covers their hazardous properties, classification and labelling, and information on how to use them safely.
The Support section provides tools and practical guidance to companies which have responsibilities under the EU chemicals legislation.
18 December 2009 - ECHA starts compliance checks of unfinished NONS dossiers - News alert
18 December 2009 - ECHA starts to publish information on safe use of chemicals for citizens - Press release
17 December 2009 - REACH Technical Completeness Check plug-in now available - News alert
15 December 2009 - Lead Registrant webinar on Substance Identity - News alert
14 December 2009 - Forum decides on checking how formulators comply with REACH - News alert
07 December 2009 - 15 new substances of very high concern to be added to the Candidate List - Press release
07 December 2009 - Member State Committee agree on first reach testing decision - News alert
07 December 2009 - ECHA meets its stakeholders - Press release
02 December 2009 - ECHA calls again for information to avoid animal tests - News alert
25 November 2009 - REACH Substance Identity Workshop can be viewed online - News alert
20 November 2009 - REACH-IT and Helpdesk availability at year end - News alert
19 November 2009 - ECHA calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing - News alert
13 November 2009 - Webinar available online - News alert
05 November 2009 - ECHA opens web pages on restrictions - News alert
05 November 2009 - ECHA's Board of Appeal publishes a summary of the first appeal - Press release
04 November 2009 - Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling of two chemical substances - News alert
03 November 2009 - ECHA publishes concise Guidance on Chemical Safety Assessment - News alert
27 October 2009 - National REACH and CLP helpdesks form a common network – Help Net - News alert
16 October 2009 - REACH - Substance Identity workshop on 1 December 2009 - News alert
14 October 2009 - Late pre-registration ends in November 2009 for some chemicals and companies - News alert
14 October 2009 - ECHA publishes the dates for the Lead Registrant Webinars - News alert
12 October 2009 - Less than two months left to deadline for users of chemicals to inform suppliers - News alert
06 October 2009 - Registering Notified Substances - News alert
24 September 2009 - Guidance in 22 languages now available on REACH - News alert
15 September 2009 - Over 500 REACH Lead Registrants share good practice - Press release
15 September 2009 - Clarification will avoid unnecessary animal tests - Press release
02 September 2009 - Public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling of three chemical substances - News alert
01 September 2009 - New public consultation on 15 potential Substances of Very High Concern - Press release
31 August 2009 - ECHA encourages Lead Registrants to make themselves known in order to benefit from a special service - News alert
28 August 2009 - New study inaccurate on the number of test animals for REACH - Press release
28 August 2009 - ECHA publishes classification and labelling guidance - News alert
10 August 2009 - ECHA calls for information to avoid unnecessary animal testing - Press release
30 July 2009 - ECHA does not accredit consulting companies - News alert
14 July 2009 - ECHA announces a dedicated Lead Registrants Workshop - News alert
14 July 2009 - ECHA clarifies its position on activities of providers for REACH related services - News alert
14 July 2009 - New risk and hazard information on chemical substances available - News alert
06 July 2009 - The Committee for Risk Assessment adopted its first opinion on harmonised classification and labelling - Press release
24 June 2009 - ECHA publishes new concise guidance - News alert
16 June 2009 - Second public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling - Press release
09 June 2009 - ECHA revamps the REACH Guidance web pages - News alert
02 June 2009 - ECHA recommends strict control for seven substances of very high concern - Press release
29 May 2009 - 570 people from around the world took part in ECHA's Stakeholders' Day - Press release
26 May 2009 - First substances of very high concern move one step closer to tighter control - News alert
30 April 2009 - First coordinated REACH enforcement project started - Press release
24 April 2009 - Getting started in SIEFs - top tips published - News alert
23 April 2009 - ECHA launches open call for tender for risk communication guidance - News alert
17 April 2009 - REACH-IT – online inquiry submission now available - News alert
08 April 2009 - ECHA publishes Workshop report on Authorisation - News alert
06 April 2009 - Wallström opens ECHA's conference centre and calls for a UN chemicals panel - Press release
27 March 2009 - ECHA publishes an updated List of Pre-registered Substances - Press release
26 March 2009 - ECHA publishes a webpage on Socio-Economic Analysis - News alert
25 March 2009 - ECHA welcomes all to a Second Stakeholders' Day - News alert
23 February 2009 - First public consultation on harmonised classification and labelling February - Press release
13 February 2009 - Clarification in relation to PRE-SIEFs and SIEFs - News alert
11 February 2009 - REACH-IT to be upgraded - System closed 13 - 16 February - News alert
04 February 2009 - The IUCLID 5 End User Manual is now available in 22 languages - News alert
26 January 2009 - Query plug-in adds more search functions to IUCLID 5 - News alert
26 January 2009 - REACH-IT improved to facilitate SIEF formation - News alert
20 January 2009 - REACH-IT update - Performance will be improved - News alert
19 January 2009 - The first service release of IUCLID 5 is now available. - News alert
14 January 2009 - Public consultation on inclusion of substances in the authorisation list. - Press release
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