Remain within REACH, says Environmental Policy Forum
As the House of Lords debated the future of chemical regulation post-Brexit, the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), which includes IEMA, expressed concerns and issued strong recommendations.
The EPF wrote to peers on 7 March to recommend that the UK remains in the EU chemical framework REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) rather than creating a parallel and potentially expensive and inefficient UK system.
Following the prime minister’s speech on 2 March, recognising the need for the UK to remain part of the European Chemicals Agency, the EPF is calling on peers to secure binding commitment from the government on this as they discuss chemicals and chemical regulation.
Read the full letter and background information at bit.ly/2FIIPAA
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