UK REACH Agency statement on the use of independent scientific knowledge and advice (ISA) and transparency published


Article 77 in the UK REACH Regulation makes provision for the Agency (the Health and Safety Executive) to obtain and use independent scientific knowledge and advice (ISA) in the formation of relevant Agency opinions.

It also requires the Agency to publish a statement on how it will gather and use this advice, as well as how it will ensure a high degree of transparency when carrying out its functions under UK REACH.

Following public consultation, HSE has published the ISA statement to make transparent to all stakeholders the Agency’s approach to gathering and using ISA.

This is part of ensuring on-going transparency in the process of, and trust in, regulatory decisions and processes.

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HSE, 1 April 2021