The action follows a call from the UK Government’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).
The inquiry – which closed for submissions on Friday 20 January 2017 – called for opinions into the ease with which the UK Government can transpose and effectively implement certain EU chemicals regulation once the UK leaves the EU. The BPF, stressing the importance of environmental, worker and public safety, submitted its own response as to how the regulatory landscape could look post-Brexit as well as how it could be administered.
The Registration, Evaluation, Restriction and Authorisation of Chemicals Hazardous to Health (REACH) regulation was the primary piece of legislation that the inquiry focused on due to its size and importance in providing public and environmental health and safety. The BPF, through its own and joint submissions, is ensuring that the industry’s voice is heard in the Brexit discussions.
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