The European Commission has recently published the second report on the functioning of the Regulation (EC) no. 1907 / 2006 'REACH', as the result of an evaluation that, based on the principles of the so-called better regulation, had as its guiding principles 5 criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, consistency and added value.
The assessment identified a number of shortcomings and problems that hinder the achievement of the REACH Regulation objectives, but has also highlighted that, since the 2013 (year of the presentation of the first report on the functioning of the Regulation), they have been implemented or are underway. of development different improvements.
Nonetheless, additional opportunities for improvement and simplification have been identified, in particular for extended safety data sheets, evaluation procedures, authorization and restriction.
Among the most urgent questions are:
Non-compliance of registration dossiers;
Simplification of the authorization process;
The guarantee of a level playing field with non-EU companies, through restrictions and effective controls;
The clarification of the relationship between the REACH Regulation and other Community legislation, in particular the one on health and safety at work (OSH - Occupational Safety and Health) and on waste.
The text of the report is available at the following link.