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4. Chemical Industry

The Bulgarian legislation in the chemical industry sector is based on EU law and in particular Regulation (EC) № 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and Regulation (EC) № 1272/2008 on classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The legal framework of the harmonized Bulgarian legislation is given by the Law on protection from the harmful effects of chemical substances and mixtures.

 

Authorities empowered to control the implementation of the requirements in the chemical industry are:

  • The Regional Inspections of Environment and Waters which supervise the production and use of chemicals;
  • The Regional Inspections for the Preservation and Control of Public Health supervise the marketing of chemical substances separately and in preparations or in articles;
  • The Labour Inspectorates supervise the provision of information to workers about chemicals and implementation of measures for risk management of their use in the workplace.

With respect to biocides authorization regime has been introduced. Biocides are marketed and used when a permit has been issued by the Minister of Health.

 

Authorisation for placing a biocide on the market /

Issuing a certificate of registration of a low-risk biocide under the Law on the Protection Against the Harmful Impact of Chemical Substances and Preparations

Competent authority

  • Minister of Health

Procedures and required documents

  • Filing an application to the Ministry of Health;
  • The following documents shall be attached to the application: technical file of the biocide or statement of use of information; technical file regarding each of the permitted active substances included in the biocide or a statement of use of information

Terms

  • 2 months from filing the application