Title: The European Chemicals Bureau: an Overview of 15 Years Experience in EU Chemicals Legislation
Authors: EISENREICH STEVENALLANOU REMIASCHBERGER KARINBARAIBAR FENTANES JOAQUINBERGGREN KATARINACOLE THOMASCHRISTENSEN FRANSLANGEZAAL INGRIDMACCHI CHIARANORDENHALL KERSTINNORAGER OLEOLSSON HEIDIPAKALIN SAZANPAYA PEREZ ANARIEGO SINTES JUANSALA BENITO JOSE'SOKULL-KLUETTGEN BIRGITVAN DE PLASSCHE ERIKVEGRO STEFANIAWITTWEHR CLEMENSWORTH ANDREW
Editors: RANA ANTONIA
WORTH ANDREW
Publisher: OPOCE
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC44584
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 23301 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC44584
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.
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