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Name: Chemicals Act 2008 (No. 13 of 2008).
Country: Ireland
Subject(s): Protection in certain sectors of economic activity
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-07-15
Entry into force:
ISN: IRL-2008-L-85924
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Irish Statute Book, Ireland PDF PDF (consulted on 2011-02-03)
Abstract/Citation: An act to regulate and control the manufacture, use, placing on the market, export, import, transport, testing, storage, classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals; to make provision in relation to major accident hazards, and the prevention of accidents, involving chemicals; for those purposes to give further effect to Regulation (EC) No. 304/2003 of the European parliament and of the Council of 28 January 2003 concerning the export and import of dangerous chemicals , Regulation (EC) No. 648/2004 of the European parliament and of the Council of 31 march 2004 on detergents and Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (reach) and establishing a European chemicals agency ; to confer power on the minister for enterprise, trade and employment to make regulations for the purpose of giving effect to certain provisions of the treaties governing the European communities and certain acts of the institutions of those communities; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Amends the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, section 34(1), by inserting after paragraph (d) the following:"(dd) to perform the functions conferred on the Authority by the Chemicals Act 2008," and in Schedule 6, paragraph 5, by substituting "paragraph 4" for "paragraph 3".
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