Stakeholders at large plays a vital role for the success of the Project. They are actors that, at local and national level will support the development and management of the Stakeholder Platform with role and responsibilities defined in a specific Letter of Intent (different for each supporter). They will also support the analysis of the REACH Regulation Implementation Critical Issues and the definition of the Road Map to overcome them. An Important confrontation with Project Beneficiaries will also support the proper implementation of Demonstration activities.
In detail they are:
Primary target for both technical and dissemination activities. They will be the direct link between Project Partners and Target Audiences; in example Importer Associations.
Federchimica will be directly involved as a Stakeholder and has already signed an Expression of Interest for the Proposal.
Preliminary contacts already took place with ASSICC (Associazione italiana Commercio Chimico) and AISPEC (Associazione nazionale imprese chimica fine e settori specialistici).
inREACH Main Target Audiences
REACH impacts on a wide range of subjects, even if they seems not directly involved with chemicals:
- Manufacturers: they produce or manufacture chemicals, either for own use or for supplying to third parties, even for export
- Companies established outside the EU: they are not bound by the obligations of REACH, even if they export their products into the customs territory of the European Union.
- The responsibility for fulfilling the requirements of REACH, such as preregistration or registration lies with the importers established in the European Union, or with the Only Representative of the non-EU manufacturer established in the European Union.
- Downstream Users (DU): companies or individual who use a chemical substance, either straight or a mixture, in the course of their industrial or professional activities. They have a crucial role for the safe use of chemicals by implementing safe use at their own site and communicating relevant information both to their suppliers and their customers
- Enforcement Authorities (EA): Member State Authorities responsible for the enforcement of the REACH provisions. The Italian competent authority for REACH is the Ministry of Health, DG Health Prevention, and it also responsible for controls to be conducted by a central pool of inspectors. At local level, there are regional enforcing authorities who act trough existing territorial units represented by Local Health Boards (ASL) and Regional Environmental Agencies (ARPA).
- Customs Agencies: they are the direct link with the Transport and Logistics issues related to goods flows. They may run two different types of controls; at “Document level”, by verifying contents of box 44 of the DAU document (Italian “Documento Amministrativo Semplificato” or “Bolletta Doganale” ) checking the attached documentation, and at an “Effective” level, with its laboratories determining the true matching between imported goods and what stated in the documentation through appropriate sampling and analysis.
- ECHA: the European Chemical Agency “is the driving force among regulatory authorities in implementing the EU’s groundbreaking chemicals legislation for the benefit of human health and the environment as well for innovation and competitiveness. ECHA helps companies to comply with the legislation, advances the safe use of chemicals, provides information on chemicals and addresses chemicals of concern”.
- Regione Liguria has already sign an Expression of Interest for the Proposal as Competent Authority for REACH and CLP with “Dipartimento Salute e Servizi Sociali”.
- La Spezia Port Authority has already sign an expression of interest for the Proposal as Stakeholder involved by impacts of REACH Regulation Implementation on the Supply Chain.