The European Commission has published the final report of the study conducted by Milieu for DG Enterprise entitled “Technical assistance related to the scope of REACHi and other relevant EU legislation to assess overlaps”. This report provides an analysis of potential overlaps with other legislation, concluding that the REACH Regulation has largely avoided overlaps. This is thanks to the internal mechanisms put in place to prevent such overlaps from occurring. In addition, it contains proposals such as the creation of a publicly available web-based database set up and managed by ECHAi or the Commission compiling all substance-specific restrictions or other requirements in order to reduce confusion for stakeholders by clarifying what restrictions apply to a particular substance. This study will feed into the Commission’s staff working document on the review of REACH which is due to be published on 1 June 2012 and discussed with stakeholders at an event scheduled for 24 September 2012.
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