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ECHA InfoCard
The EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY (ECHA; /ˈɛkə/ _EK-ə_ ) is an agency of the European Union which manages the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of the implementation of the European Union regulation called Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH). ECHA is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU's chemicals legislation. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern. It is located in Helsinki
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, Finland . The Agency, headed by Executive Director Geert Dancet , started working on 1 June 2007. CONTENTS * 1 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) * 2 Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) * 3 Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) * 4 Prior Informed Consent (PIC) * 5 Controlling Hazardous Chemicals * 6 References * 7 See also * 8 External links REGISTRATION, EVALUATION, AUTHORISATION AND RESTRICTION OF CHEMICALS (REACH)THE REACH REGULATION requires companies to provide information on the hazards, risks and safe use of chemical substances that they manufacture or import. Companies register this information with ECHA and it is then freely available on their website
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ECHA (other)
ECHA is the European Chemicals Agency, an agency of the European Union. ECHA may also refer to: * European Council for High Ability , an NGO of the Council of Europe concerned with giftedness * Eastern Canada Hockey Association , formerly known as the Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association (ECAHA) * Eastern Collegiate Hockey Association , US * HADHA , an enzyme * Edmonton Clinic Health Academy, a building at the University of Alberta This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title ECHA. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=ECHA_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Helsinki
HELSINKI (/hɛlˈsɪŋki/ ; Finnish pronunciation: (_ listen ); Swedish : Helsingfors_; Swedish pronunciation: ( listen )) is the capital and largest city of Finland . It is in the region of Uusimaa , in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland . Helsinki has a population of 629,512, an urban population of 1,231,595, and a metropolitan population of over 1.4 million, making it the most populous municipality and urban area in Finland. Helsinki is located some 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn , Estonia , 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm , Sweden , and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg , Russia . Helsinki has close historical connections with these three cities. The Helsinki metropolitan area includes the urban core of Helsinki, Espoo , Vantaa , Kauniainen , and surrounding commuter towns . It is the world's northernmost metro area of over one million people, and the city is the northernmost capital of an EU member state . The Helsinki metropolitan area is the third largest metropolitan area in the Nordic countries after Stockholm and Copenhagen , and the City of Helsinki being the third largest after Stockholm and Oslo
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Finland
FINLAND (/ˈfɪnlənd/ (_ listen ); Finnish : Suomi_ (_ listen ); Swedish : Finland_ ), officially the REPUBLIC OF FINLAND, is a sovereign state in Northern Europe . A peninsula with the Gulf of Finland to the south and the Gulf of Bothnia to the west, the country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. Estonia is south of the country across the Gulf of Finland. Finland is a Nordic country situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia , which also includes Scandinavia . Finland's population is 5.5 million (2014), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. 88.7% of the population is Finnish people who speak Finnish , a Uralic language unrelated to the Scandinavian languages; the second major group are the Finland-Swedes (5.3%). In terms of area, it is the eighth largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union . Finland is a parliamentary republic with a central government based in the capital Helsinki , local governments in 311 municipalities , and an autonomous region , the Åland Islands . Over 1.4 million people live in the Greater Helsinki metropolitan area, which produces a third of the country's GDP
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Agencies Of The European Union
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union EXECUTIVE * Juncker Commission President Juncker (EPP) * Vice Presidents * College * Civil Service Secretary-General Italianer LEGISLATIVE PARLIAMENT President Tajani (EPP) * Largest groups; * EPP (Manfred Weber) * S">(Gianni Pittella) * 8th session (2014-19) * 751 MEPs * Bureau * Vice Presidents * Quaestor * Conference * Legislative procedure COUNCIL OF THE EU Presidency * Configurations * General * Foreign * Justice and Home * Economic * Euro * Legislative procedure * Voting * Secretariat * Secretary-General * Uwe Corsepius * Directorates-general * COREPER JUDICIARY * Court of Justice * Members * Rulings * General Court CENTRAL BANK President Draghi * ESCB * Euro * EMU * Eurozone COURT OF AUDITORS * Budget * OLAF OTHER BODIES * Agencies * Investment Bank * CoR * EESC * Ombudsman * National parliaments POLICIES AND ISSUES FOREIGN RELATIONS * High Representative * Federica Mogherini * Ext
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European Union Regulation
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union EXECUTIVE * Juncker Commission President Juncker (EPP) * Vice Presidents * College * Civil Service Secretary-General Italianer LEGISLATIVE PARLIAMENT President Tajani (EPP) * Largest groups; * EPP (Manfred Weber) * S">(Gianni Pittella) * 8th session (2014-19) * 751 MEPs * Bureau * Vice Presidents * Quaestor * Conference * Legislative procedure COUNCIL OF THE EU Presidency * Configurations * General * Foreign * Justice and Home * Economic * Euro * Legislative procedure * Voting * Secretariat * Secretary-General * Uwe Corsepius * Directorates-general * COREPER JUDICIARY * Court of Justice * Members * Rulings * General Court CENTRAL BANK President Draghi * ESCB * Euro * EMU * Eurozone COURT OF AUDITORS * Budget * OLAF OTHER BODIES * Agencies * Investment Bank * CoR * EESC * Ombudsman * National parliaments POLICIES AND ISSUES FOREIGN RELATIONS * High Representative * Federica Mogherini * Ext
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Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation And Restriction Of Chemicals
REGISTRATION, EVALUATION, AUTHORISATION AND RESTRICTION OF CHEMICALS (REACH) is a European Union regulation dated 18 December 2006. REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances , and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. Its 849 pages took seven years to pass, and it has been described as the most complex legislation in the Union's history and the most important in 20 years. It is the strictest law to date regulating chemical substances and will affect industries throughout the world. REACH entered into force on 1 June 2007, with a phased implementation over the next decade. The regulation also established the European Chemicals Agency , which manages the technical, scientific and administrative aspects of REACH. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Background * 3 Requirements * 3.1 Registration * 3.2 Evaluation * 3.3 Authorisation * 3.4 Information exchange * 4 History * 5 Rationale * 6 In non-EU countries * 7 Controversy * 8 Only representative services * 9 Example of chemical inventories in various countries/regions * 10 Authorisation List * 11 See also * 12 References * 13 External links OVERVIEW European Chemicals Agency
European Chemicals Agency
headquarters in Annankatu, Helsinki
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CLP Regulation
The CLP REGULATION (for "Classification, Labelling and Packaging" ) is a European Union regulation from 2008, which aligns the European Union system of classification, labelling and packaging of chemical substances and mixtures to the Globally Harmonised System (GHS). It is expected to facilitate global trade and the harmonised communication of hazard information of chemicals and to promote regulatory efficiency. It complements the 2006 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation (EC No 1907/2006) and replaces the current system contained in the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and the Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC). CONTENTS * 1 Content * 2 Implementation * 3 Further legislation 2008–2009 * 4 References * 5 External links CONTENTThe European Unions 2008 "Classification, Labelling and Packaging" regulation incorporates the classification criteria and labelling rules agreed at the UN level, the so-called Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). It introduced new classification criteria, european hazard symbols (pictograms) and Risk and Safety Statements for labelling, while taking into account elements which were part of the prior EU legislation. The regulation requires companies to appropriately classify, label and package their substances and mixtures before placing them on the market
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Substance Of Very High Concern
A SUBSTANCE OF VERY HIGH CONCERN (SVHC) is a chemical substance (or part of a group of chemical substances) for which it has been proposed that the use within the European Union be subject to authorisation under the REACH Regulation . Indeed, listing of a substance as an SVHC by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is the first step in the procedure for restriction of use of a chemical. The first list of SVHCs was published on 28 October 2008 and the list has been updated many times to include new candidates. The most recent update occurred on 17 January 2017 to include a total 173 SVHC. CONTENTS * 1 Criteria * 2 Procedure for listing * 3 Consequences of listing * 4 Candidate list of substances of very high concern * 5 References * 6 External links CRITERIAThe criteria are given in article 57 of the REACH Regulation
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European Chemicals Bureau
The EUROPEAN CHEMICALS BUREAU (ECB) was the focal point for the data and assessment procedure on dangerous chemicals within the European Union . The ECB was located in Ispra , Italy, under the responsibility of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission . In 2008 the ECB completed its mandate. Some of its activities were taken over by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA); others remained within the Joint Research Centre's Institute for Health the harmonisation of testing methods and 'non-testing methods' (e.g. QSARs). CONTENTS * 1 Mission * 2 Biocides * 3 Existing Chemicals * 4 New Chemicals * 5 ESIS * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links MISSIONThe mission of the formerly known European Chemicals Bureau (ECB) was to provide scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of EU policies on chemicals and consumer products. It co-ordinateed the EU risk assessment programmes that covered the risks posed by existing substances and new substances to workers, consumers and the environment
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Agency Of The European Union
This article is part of a series on the politics and government of the European Union EXECUTIVE * Juncker Commission President Juncker (EPP) * Vice Presidents * College * Civil Service Secretary-General Italianer LEGISLATIVE PARLIAMENT President Tajani (EPP) * Largest groups; * EPP (Manfred Weber) * S">(Gianni Pittella) * 8th session (2014-19) * 751 MEPs * Bureau * Vice Presidents * Quaestor * Conference * Legislative procedure COUNCIL OF THE EU Presidency * Configurations * General * Foreign * Justice and Home * Economic * Euro * Legislative procedure * Voting * Secretariat * Secretary-General * Uwe Corsepius * Directorates-general * COREPER JUDICIARY * Court of Justice * Members * Rulings * General Court CENTRAL BANK President Draghi * ESCB * Euro * EMU * Eurozone COURT OF AUDITORS * Budget * OLAF OTHER BODIES * Agencies * Investment Bank * CoR * EESC * Ombudsman * National parliaments POLICIES AND ISSUES FOREIGN RELATIONS * High Representative * Federica Mogherini * Ext
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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe . It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency . The EU traces its origins from the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC) and the European Economic Community (EEC), established, respectively, by the 1951 Treaty of Paris and 1957 Treaty of Rome . The original members of what came to be known as the European Communities , were the Inner Six ; Belgium , France , Italy , Luxembourg , the Netherlands and West Germany
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European Agency For Safety And Health At Work
The EUROPEAN AGENCY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK (EU-OSHA) is a decentralised agency of the European Union with the task of collecting, analysing and disseminating relevant information that can serve the needs of people involved in safety and health at work. Set up in 1994 by Council Regulation (EC) No 2062/94 of 18 July 1994, EU-OSHA is based in Bilbao , Spain , where it has a staff of occupational safety and health , communication and administrative specialists. Dr Christa Sedlatschek is the current Director of EU-OSHA, following on from Dr Jukka Takala in September 2011. EU-OSHA collects, analyses and disseminates information related to occupational safety and health across the EU and contributes to an evidence base which policymakers can use to establish future policies regarding occupational safety and health. EU-OSHA publishes a monthly newsletter, OSHmail , which deals with occupational health and safety topics, and provides in-depth publications, such as detailed reports, regarding occupational safety and health information. EU-OSHA works through diverse networks spanning the EU, with its main activities covering three distinct areas: analysis and research, prevention, and campaigning and awareness raising. EU-OSHA was given an important role in the European strategy on Health and Safety at Work (2007–12) and this was reflected in the EU-OSHA Strategy and Annual Management Plan
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European Centre For The Development Of Vocational Training
The EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING (CEDEFOP) is an agency of the European Union . Established in 1975, Cedefop is located in Thessaloniki , Greece . Cedefop is the acronym of its French title, CENTRE EUROPéEN POUR LE DéVELOPPEMENT DE LA FORMATION PROFESSIONNELLE. Cedefop supports development of European vocational education and training (VET) policies and contributes to their implementation. Cedefop works closely with the European Commission , governments, representatives of employers and trade unions, researchers and practitioners in vocational education and training (VET), with the aim of strengthening European cooperation. It provides the evidence on which to base European vocational education and training policy and identifies trends in and challenges for VET. The agency also brings together policy-makers, social partners, researchers and practitioners to share ideas and debate the best ways to improve European VET policies. The issues it covers span guidance and counselling; training for older workers; forecasting the demand and supply of skills ; the recognition and validation of learning that takes place outside the education system; and the development of qualification frameworks
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European Foundation For The Improvement Of Living And Working Conditions
The EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF LIVING AND WORKING CONDITIONS (EUROFOUND) is an agency of the European Union which focuses on managing research, gathering information, and communicating its findings. It was set up by in May 1975 by the European Council to help improve living and working conditions across Europe, and was one of the first bodies established to work on a specific subset of EU policy. It is headquartered in Loughlinstown , County Dublin , Ireland . CONTENTS * 1 Role and mission * 2 Organisation * 3 Governance * 4 References * 5 External links ROLE AND MISSIONThe European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) describes its role on its own information page as follows: 'To contribute to the planning and the establishment of better living and working conditions through activities designed to increase and disseminate knowledge likely to assist this development
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European Environment Agency
The EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENT AGENCY (EEA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that provides independent information on the environment, thereby helping those involved in developing, adopting, implementing and evaluating environmental policy, as well as informing the general public. The agency is governed by a management board composed of representatives of the governments of its 33 member states, a European Commission representative and two scientists appointed by the European Parliament , assisted by a committee of scientists. The EEA was established by the European Economic Community (EEC) Regulation 1210/1990 (amended by EEC Regulation 933/1999 and EC Regulation 401/2009) and became operational in 1994. It is headquartered in Copenhagen , Denmark . The current Executive Director of the agency is Professor Hans Bruyninckx , who has been appointed for a five-year term. He is the successor of Professor Jacqueline McGlade . The member states of the union are members; however the Council Regulation establishing it provided that other states may become members of it by means of agreements concluded between them and the EU. It was the first EU body to open its membership to the 13 candidate countries (pre-2004 enlargement ). The EEA has 33 member countries and six cooperating countries. The European environment information and observation network (Eionet) is a partnership network of the EEA and the countries
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