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Inspectors in the EU to target REACH authorisation duties

The Enforcement Forum decided that its next major enforcement project will focus on REACH authorisation. The Forum also initiated a pilot project on recovered substances and announced that its pilot project on classification of mixtures will focus on detergents and cleaning products.

The Forum has agreed that its next major enforcement project, REF-9, will focus on provisions related to REACH authorisation meant to protect the safety and health of workers and the environment.

Inspectors will check that substances of very high concern which are subject to authorisation, are not placed on the market without a valid authorisation and, where authorised, whether they are used in compliance with the conditions set in the authorisation decision.

The enforcement project will be prepared in 2020, inspections will be conducted in 2021 and the report is expected to be published at the end of 2022.

The Forum also started preparing the pilot project on substances recovered from waste, especially related to the exemption from the registration duty, but may also address other duties related to chemicals in waste. The scope and timelines of this project will be refined in early 2020.