ECHA consults on work plans
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The European Chemicals Agency has called for feedback on its first five-year strategic plan
The REACH regulator, which has been working against a three-year rolling work programme since its creation in 2008, has published a draft programme covering 2014–2018, setting out its “high-level aspirational approach” to ensuring the safe use of chemicals across Europe in the long term.
The new document outlines four areas on which the agency will focus: improving the quality of information on chemicals; making best use of data for risk management; addressing scientific challenges, such as the potential effects of nanomaterials; and ensuring the agency is working efficiently on tasks linked to the Biocidal Products and Prior Informed Consent Regulation.
Stakeholders have until 15 July to comment on the draft work programme, which can be downloaded in 23 languages from the ECHA website.
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