Regional Workshop on Compliance with REACH/CLP Regulations

Date: 14-15.10.2015
Place: Izmir, Turkey
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat in cooperation with the EC TAIEX Unit

Most of the ECRAN beneficiary countries are at a different level when it comes to transposition of the EC chemicals legislation and additional efforts are needed in the area of its implementation and compliance. The REACH and CLP regulations, interlinked amongst other with the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED), are covering major chapters of chemicals legislation and industrial pollution control.

In the series of two 2-day workshops, including a 1-day site visit/common inspection the following subjects are to be handled:

  • Background and basics REACH and CLP;
  • Roles and responsibilities under REACH;
  • Enforcement strategies;
  • Cooperation and coordination between enforcement authorities;
  • Minimum Criteria for REACH and CLP inspections;
  • Linkage of REACH and IED;
  • Downstream consequences of REACH/CLP on other legislation (including SEVESO and Waste)

A first course has been given in Croatia on 16-17 September 2015. The course in Turkey is the 2nd course on the subject.

General Objective:

The overall objective is to strengthen regional cooperation between the EU candidate countries and potential candidates in the fields of environment and climate action and to assist them on their way towards the transposition and implementation of the EU environmental and climate policies and instruments which is a key precondition for EU accession.

Specific Objective

Within the scope of regional cooperation and assistance in transposition and implementation of EU environmental legislation, the specific objective of the assignment is to provide assistance in strengthening the institutions and building capacity in complying with the EC Chemicals legislation.

Emphasis will be placed on the enforcement aspects of the REACH and CLP Regulations, interlinked amongst other with the Industrial Emissions Directive as these are covering major chapters in chemicals legislation and industrial pollution control

Expected Results of the training

The following results are expected for this activity scheme
  • Improved functioning of the environmental authorities and related authorities envisaged to be responsible for implementation and enforcement of the REACH/CLP regulations ;
  • Streamlined working methods and implementation of best practice in the region moving towards EU standards.