Legislation

1) Various competent authorities in Belgium have changed the respective legislation to implement REACH:

 

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:

Law of 21 December 1998 concerning product standards in order to improve sustainable production and consumption patterns and for the protection of the environment, public health and employees, as amended by

- The law of 10 September 2009 (Belgian Official Journal 19/10/2009) [REACH]

- The law of 27 July 2011 (Belgian Official Journal 19/8/2011) [REACH + CLP]

 

Federal procedure for an application for exemption on the basis of defense interests (Belgian Official Journal 27/3/2014)

More info  : http://www.eda.europa.eu/REACH/default.aspx

 

FLEMISH REGION

Decision of 12 December 2008 of the Flemish Government in pursuance of title XVI of the decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general stipulations relating to environmental policy (Belgian Official Journal 10/2/2009)

Decision of 30 April 2009 of the Flemish Government to amend the decision of the Flemish Government of 12 December 2008 in pursuance of title XVI of the decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general provisions relating to environmental policy and to amend various others decisions (Belgian Official Journal 25/6/2009)

- Decree of 21 December 2007 to supplement the decree of 5 April 1995 concerning the general provisions relating to environmental policy with a title XVI «Supervision, enforcement and safety measures » (Belgian Official Journal 29/2/2008), amended by

o The decree of 30 April 2009 (Belgian Official Journal 25/6/2009)

o The decree of 12 December 2008 (Belgian Official Journal 4/2/2009)

 

BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

Order of 5 June 1997 concerning environmental permits (Belgian Official Journal 26/6/1997) and the Decision of 2 September 2010 of the Brussels Capital Government providing for various provisions concerning the operation of and supervision of installations which use certain substances subject to the REACH regulation as such or in a mixture (Belgian Official Journal 24/9/2010)

Order of 25 March 1999 concerning the tracing, establishment, prosecution and punishment of offences relating to the environment (Belgian Official Journal 24/6/1999), amended by the Order of 9 December 2010 concerning applicable penalties in the case of the infringement of Regulation (EC) no. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 December 2006 relating to the registration and assessment of and the authorisation and restrictions with regard to chemical substances (REACH) (Belgian Official Journal 17/12/2010)

 

WALLOON REGION

Decree of 5 June 2008 concerning the tracing, establishment, prosecution and curbing of environmental offences and restoration measures relating to the environment (Belgian Official Journal 20/6/2008)

Programme decree of 22 July 2010 providing for various measures relating to good governance, administrative simplification, energy, housing, taxation, employment, airport policy, economics, the environment, environmental planning, local administrations, agriculture and public works (Belgian Official Journal 20/8/2010)

 

2) Supplementary federal laws in Belgium

These include the legal provisions concerning the:

- Language of the label

- Language of the safety data sheet for dangerous mixtures

Royal Decree of 13 November 2011 for the establishment of the charges and contributions payable to the budgetary fund for the raw materials and the products

- also see Poisons Information Centre

Royal Decree of 24 May 1982 providing for the regulation of marketing substances that can be dangerous to people or the environment

Royal Decree of 11 January 1993 for the regulation of the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous mixtures for the purposes of their marketing or use

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