On the Implementation of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 Concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), Establishing a European Chemicals Agency,


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Consolidated version as of 01/04/2016
 
 
Government of the Republic of Lithuania
 
 
 
RESOLUTION No 687
 
ON
 
THE IMPLEMENTATION OF REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 18 DECEMBER 2006 CONCERNING THE REGISTRATION, EVALUATION, AUTHORISATION AND RESTRICTION OF CHEMICALS (REACH), ESTABLISHING A EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY, AMENDING DIRECTIVE 1999/45/EC AND REPEALING COUNCIL REGULATION (EEC) No 793/93 AND COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1488/94 AS WELL AS COUNCIL DIRECTIVE 76/769/EEC AND COMMISSION DIRECTIVES 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC AND 2000/21/EC, AND REGULATION (EC) No 1272/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL OF 16 DECEMBER 2008 ON CLASSIFICATION, LABELLING AND PACKAGING OF SUBSTANCES AND MIXTURES, AMENDING AND REPEALING DIRECTIVES 67/548/EEC AND 1999/45/EC, AND AMENDING REGULATION (EC) No 1907/2006
 
11 July 2007
 
Vilnius
 
Aimed at ensuring the implementation of the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC (OJ, 2006, L 396, p. 1) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the REACH regulation’) and Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures, amending and repealing Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC, and amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (OJ, 2008, L 353, p. 1) (hereinafter referred to as ‘the GHS regulation’) the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
 
has resolve:
 
1. To designate the Environmental Protection Agency as a competent authority of the Republic of Lithuania responsible for the fulfilment, in cooperation with the National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health (hereinafter referred to as ‘National Public Health Centre’), of tasks delegated to national competent authorities under the REACH and GHS regulations;
 
2. To charge:
 
2.1. Environmental Protection Agency:
 
2.1.1. To co-ordinate the activities of other state institutions related to the implementation of tasks delegated to national competent authorities under REACH and GHS regulations;
 
2.1.2. To participate within its competence in technical meetings of experts of the European Union Member States and working groups dealing with environmental risk assessment, classification and labelling of chemical substances and other issues in the field;
 
2.1.3. To perform the functions of the national helpdesk (hereinafter referred to as ‘the National Helpdesk’) that consults manufacturers, importers, downstream users of chemical substances and their mixtures and other interested persons on issues concerning their responsibility and obligations under the REACH and GHS regulations;
 
2.1.4. To provide the European Chemicals Agency, after having evaluated the proposals of the Ministry of Health and other interested institutions, with dossiers necessary for the identification of substances subject to authorization and including such substances into the list of substances to be authorized, for the introduction of manufacturing, placing on the market and use restrictions on hazardous substances, on their own, in mixtures or in articles, as well as for harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous substances, active substances in plant protection products and biocidal products;
 
2.1.5. To ensure the installation and functioning of computer hardware and software necessary for the implementation of requirements specified in the REACH and GHS regulations as well as their functioning; to ensure the protection of confidential information on chemical substances provided by enterprises;
 
2.2. Ministry of Environment – to prepare draft national legislation necessary for the implementation of requirements specified in the REACH and GHS regulations and to participate in drafting the implementing acts of the European Community REACH and GHS regulations that stipulate general requirements concerning manufacturing, placing on the market or use of chemical substances, placing on the market of mixtures as well as administrative requirements concerning the implementation of the abovementioned regulations, except fields of activity indicated in paragraphs 2.3 and 2.71;
 
2.3. Ministry of Health:
 
2.3.1. To prepare draft national legislation necessary for the implementation of requirements specified in the REACH and GHS regulations and to participate in drafting the implementing acts of the European Community REACH and GHS regulations concerning the following issues:
 
2.3.1.1. methods for the determination of the physico-chemical and toxicological properties of chemical substances;
 
2.3.1.2. preparation of safety data sheets and submission of them to the users;
 
2.3.1.3. assessment of health risk posed by chemical substances;
 
2.3.1.4. classification and labelling of chemical substances and their mixtures according to physico-chemical and toxicological properties;
 
2.3.1.5. manufacturing, placing on the market and use restrictions on hazardous substances on their own, in mixtures and in articles;
 
2.3.2. To submit to the Environmental Protection Agency proposals on chemical substances to be authorized, including such chemical substances into the list of substances subject to authorization, on manufacturing, placing on the market and use restrictions on hazardous chemical substances, on their own, in mixtures or in articles, as well as on harmonised classification and labelling of hazardous chemical substances and active substances in biocidal products;
 
2.3.3. To participate in technical meetings of experts from the European Union Member States and working groups dealing with the assessment of health risk posed by chemical substances, classification and labelling according to their physico-chemical and toxicological properties, restrictions applied to the placing on the market of hazardous chemical substances;
 
2.4. National Public Health Centre under the Ministry of Health – to provide, upon request of the National Helpdesk, information necessary when holding consultations for manufacturers, importers, downstream users of chemical substances and their mixtures and other interested persons on the classification of chemical substances and their mixtures according to physico-chemical and toxicological properties and their labelling;
 
2.5. State Plant Protection Service – to submit to the Environmental Protection Agency proposals on the harmonised classification and labelling of active substances in plant protection products;
 
2.6. Ministry of Economy – to initiate the assessment of impact on industry and business in cases when the implementation of decisions to prohibit, restrict or authorize the use of certain chemical substances that are being proposed under the REACH regulation may have significant influence on industry and business;
 
2.7. Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Social Security and Labour, Ministry of Economy and Ministry of Finance – to ensure, within the fields of their competence, that national legal regulation fully corresponds the requirements of the REACH regulation not later than on 15 October of 2009, and fully corresponds the requirements of the GHS regulation not later than on 1 June of 2015;
 
2.7.1 Ministry of Defence – not later than until 30 December of 2012 and having received the consent of the Ministry of Environment, to define certain conditions under which the provisions of the REACH regulation shall not be applied to certain chemical substances, on their own, in preparations or in articles, for the purpose of defence;
 
2.8. state institutions of the Republic of Lithuania mentioned in paragraphs 2.2–2.71 of the present Resolution – to submit to the Environmental Protection Agency data and information necessary for the fulfilment of tasks delegated to the competent institutions under the REACH and GHS regulations as well as information concerning steps taken when implementing the REACH and GHS regulations;
 
2.9. (ineffective).
 
3. Delegate the power of representation of the Republic of Lithuania to:
 
3.1. Ministry of Environment – at the Management Board of the European Chemicals Agency;
 
3.2. Environmental Protection Agency – at the Member State Committee, the Committee for Risk Assessment of the European Chemicals Agency as well as Forum for the exchange of information on enforcement in the European Chemicals Agency;
 
3.3. Ministry of Economy – at the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis of the European Chemicals Agency;
 
3.4. (ineffective).
 
 
 
 
 
Prime Minister                                                                 Gediminas Kirkilas
 
 
 
Minister of Environment                                                 Arūnas Kundrotas