During the HSE Committee meeting held recently, numerous topics were discussed, including the language regime on folded labels, the mutagens and carcinogens Directive and the EU Ecolabel for lubricants’ revision.
The HSE Committee was informed about the Commission delaying its report on the evaluation of REACH by October 2017, 4 months later than planned. The report on the parallel review on the regulatory fitness of European chemicals legislation, excluding REACH, would have been postponed until February 2018. UEIL responded to the REACH consultation in January 2017, and all responses are currently being classified and summarized by a consultancy. In all likelihood, the 2017 report on REACH will take the form of a Communication and a Staff Working Document (SWD). In the Communication the Commission will announce recommendations for future activity and, possibly, upcoming legislation. The responses to the consultation will be channeled into the SWD, along with member state reports and studies.