Reach chemicals consultation deadline fixed
The deadline for stakeholders to comment on a draft overhaul of EU chemicals legislation has been set as 10 July. The European Commission's announcement of the date was accompanied on Thursday 15 May by a "response template" it wants interested parties to use for commenting on the workability of its Reach proposals (EED 07/05/03). The delay in posting the template was caused by disagreements between the environment and enterprise directorates over its format, in particular the scope it should give for correspondents to raise other grievances about the package. See Reach consultation guide.