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REACH is a new European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of CHemicals. It came into force on 1st June 2007 and replaces a number of European Directives and Regulations with a single system.
In the UK, the Competent Authority is hosted by the the Chemicals Regulations Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive, working with the Environment Agency and other government departments.
Further information on REACH is available on the HSE main website at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/reach/index.htm