How was ECHA Created?
REACH (EU Regulation 1907/2006) is the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals. On December 18th, 2006, the European Parliament approved the REACH regulation. They intended to address the numerous challenges around the evaluation and risk management of hazardous compounds. ECHA, in charge of the regulation enforcement, got signed by the Parliament on the same day. On June 1st, 2007, the REACH regulation was official. Today, REACH is part of the various legislations supervised and enforced by ECHA.