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|Title:||The European Chemicals Bureau: an Overview of 15 Years Experience in EU Chemicals Legislation|
|Authors:||EISENREICH STEVEN; ALLANOU REMI; ASCHBERGER KARIN; BARAIBAR FENTANES JOAQUIN; BERGGREN KATARINA; COLE THOMAS; CHRISTENSEN FRANS; LANGEZAAL INGRID; MACCHI CHIARA; NORDENHALL KERSTIN; NORAGER OLE; OLSSON HEIDI; PAKALIN SAZAN; PAYA PEREZ ANA; RIEGO SINTES JUAN; SALA BENITO JOSE'; SOKULL-KLUETTGEN BIRGIT; VAN DE PLASSCHE ERIK; VEGRO STEFANIA; WITTWEHR CLEMENS; WORTH ANDREW|
|Other Identifiers:||EUR 23301 EN|
|Type:||EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports|
|Abstract:||From its creation in 1993, the European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) has played a vital role in the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union (EU) legislation on chemicals and in contributing to the European Commission¿s participation in international chemicals programmes. The ECB has housed much of the European Commission¿s experience, capacity and historical memory in chemical risk assessment and safe chemical management. The contribution of ECB to the drafting, development and implementation of the REACH regulation has been an important one. The provision of scientific/technical expertise to the start-up phase of the newly born European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been essential for a swift and effective implementation of REACH. The ECB has contributed to that effort not only by selecting, recruiting and training ECHA staff but also by seconding part of its own key staff to the agency. And finally, during 2008 the ECB is completing the hand-over files and transmitting them to the ECHA, which is taking over responsibility for the operational implementation of EU legislation on chemicals.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Health and Consumer Protection|
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