European Communities Act and Miscellaneous

Overview

Practitioners must understand the way in which UK legislation is made under the European Communities Act, and the effect of EC law on UK legislation. They must also have a good working knowledge of the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (REACH) and the role of CLP and CHIP.

Core Learning Resources

 Sources and Scope of European Union Law

  Application of EU Law

Both Europa, 2016

 Transposition Guidance:

How to implement European Directives effectively

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 2018

 REACH

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

 Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH)

 UK Enforcement Regime

 Registration Process

All Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

 Strategy and Guidance for Enforcement of REACH in the UK

HSE, 2010

 Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)

 Enforcement of REACH and CLP

Both ECHA

 CLP Regulation

HSE

Further Reading

 Chemicals

European Commission (EC)

 Guidance for identification and naming of substances under REACH and CLP

  Enforcement Forum

Both ECHA