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Consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH)

04 March 2016


This is a public consultation on the regulatory fitness of chemicals legislation (excluding REACH). Its objective is to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework for chemicals.

Policy field(s)

Enterprise and Industry, Environment, Internal Market, Public Health

Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

In particular, contributions are sought from Member State public authorities responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the legislation covered by this fitness check, companies and industry associations in both the chemicals industry and downstream industries, workers employed by the aforementioned industries, trade unions, NGOs (e.g. environmental, health), consumer associations, academia and research/educational institutes, as well as consumers and citizens.

Period of consultation

From 4 March 2016 to 27 May 2016

Objective of the consultation

This public consultation is conducted in support of the fitness check on 'the most relevant chemicals legislation (excluding REACH), as well as related aspects of legislation applied to downstream industries'. Its objective is to obtain stakeholder views on the functioning of the legislative framework for chemicals. This framework encompasses legislation governing the hazard identification and classification of chemicals and legislation governing risk management measures for chemicals (excluding REACH), including chemical-related provisions in worker safety legislation, transport legislation, environmental protection legislation, product control legislation, as well as supporting legislation. For a full overview of the objectives and scope of the fitness check, please consult the roadmap.

How to submit your contribution

You are invited to fill in the online questionnaire available below. Please submit your response to this public consultation at the latest on 27 May 2016.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

In the interest of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Transparency Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.

• If you are a Registered organisation, please indicate the name of your organisation and your Register ID number, in your contribution. Your contribution will then be considered as representing the views of your organisation.

• If your organisation is not registered, you have the opportunity to Register now. Then return to this page to submit your contribution as a Registered organisation.

• Responses from organisations not registered will be published separately.

Go to the questionnaire

Stakeholder workshop

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) will organise a stakeholder workshop on 19 April 2016 (date to be confirmed). More information will be published on DG GROW's website.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

Responsible services

DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Unit D.2 (Chemicals)

DG Environment, Unit A.3 (Chemicals)


Postal address

European Commission, Unit GROW/D.2, BREY 11/250, B-1049 Brussels

Specific privacy statement

Protection of personal data