Uploaded June 20, 2023
FEICA provides input and co-signs ASMoR comments on the WSP essential use report - Policy options for REACH authorisation and restriction processes
This is ASMoR’s latest paper which responds to WSP’s report on Supporting the Commission in developing an essential use concept, commissioned by DG Environment. See
ASMoR, of which FEICA is a member, acknowledges the importance of the analysis of different policy options for REACH in the WSP report and supports the objective to make restrictions and authorisations more efficient and more predictable, to enhance the level of protection of human health and the environment when the use of a substance presents an unreasonable risk. However, the alliance is convinced that the current proposed approach and broad application of the essential use concept (EUC) will ultimately result in an equally burdensome process for managing chemicals and fail to address existing challenges. As a way forward, ASMoR recommends a more targeted application of the EUC in combination with derogations for safe uses as workable reformed risk management process.
The Alliance for Sustainable Management of Chemical Risk (‘ASMoR’) is an alliance of more than 30 members that share a common position on the Essential Use Concept (‘EUC’) in EU chemicals policy.
Publication ref.: COS-EX-M06-040
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