The Bundesrat

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability Towards a Toxic-Free Environment

Scrutiny details

 
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 27/11/2020

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Information on parliamentary scrutiny



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Agricultural Policy and Consumer Protection

Health

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  Political Dialogue

27/11/2020 | Scrutiny results - COM20200667

The Bundesrat welcomes that the Commission’s strategy tries to combine the social value of chemicals with the limits of human health and environment. It supports that the Green Deal will promote also a green transformation of the chemical industry. The EU can play a pioneering role for a resource saving industrial policy.

The Bundesrat points out the necessity to provide the involved agencies, ECHA and EFSA, with sufficient financial and human resources. Moreover, it is important to take measures against unsustainable import products. The Bundesrat asks the Commission to conduct an impact assessment for measures that cause implementation costs for companies.

The Bundesrat proposes to use the expertise of national enforcement authorities for changes of the approval procedure in the REACH Regulation. It deems it necessary, that the proposals for changing the CLP Regulation have priority and rejects audits in Member States in order to ensure compliance with the REACH Regulation.

The Bundesrat welcomes measures for an accelerated assessment of chemicals. It needs, however, further information on the proposed ‘generic approach to risk management’.

It welcomes the action taken on PFAS and asked the Commission to develop a regulation proposal including the valuations of EFSA in a timely manner.

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