CONCAWE Review • Spring 2008
Earlier this year, CONCAWE became aware of a discussion around the status of gasoline under the REACH legislation. This discussion could have led to a momentous change that would have made gasoline a ‘preparation’ rather than a ‘substance’, putting in jeopardy all the work done so far by the industry to prepare for the implementation of REACH. In April, CONCAWE had the opportunity to review the issue in detail with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in order to reach a common understanding. This meeting produced a satisfactory outcome for our industry, which represents a real mark of recognition by the authorities of the quality of CONCAWE’s work on petroleum products over the past 30 years, in support of European legislation on dangerous substances.