Capacity building on compliance with chemicals legislation, with emphasis on REACH/CLP linked to IED – Technical aspects, downstream consequences and accession issues

Date: 08-10.12.2015
Place: Istanbul, Turkey
Organizer: ECRAN Secretariat with 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. 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.

This workshop is the follow-up of the workshops held in Skopje in September 2015, Tirana in December 2014 and Podgorica in May 2014. The current workshop focuses on the technical aspects of the REACH and CLP regulations, REACH/CLP downstream consequences, interlinkages with IED and other legislation, and accession issues.

The emphasis will be placed on:

  • Main elements of REACH and CLP Regulation;
  • Risk assessment and PBT & vPvB assessment;
  • Exposure scenarios
  • Restriction under REACH;
  • SDS contents and inspection;
  • Interlinkages of REACH/CLP with other legislation general
  • Interlinkage with IED;
  • Downstream consequences (SEVESO);
  • Accession issues and progress in implementation REACH/CLP.

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 REACH and CLP Regulations, interlinked with the Industrial Emissions Directive as these are covering major chapters in chemicals legislation and industrial pollution control

Expected Results of the meeting

The following result is expected for this activity
  • improved functioning of the environmental authorities and related authorities envisaged to be responsible for implementation of the REACH/CLP regulations and IED ;
  • streamlined working methods and implementation of best practice in the region moving towards EU standards.