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This document is a collection of the explanations and views of the Commission and the Committee of Competent Authorities for the implementation of Council Directive 79/831/EEC (the 6th Amendment of Directive 67/548/EEC) and Council Directive 92/32/EEC (the 7th Amendment). It also includes all the decisions taken during the meetings of Competent Authorities and the Commission over the period 1981 to 2002 (1st to 63rd meetings of Competent Authorities). These decisions, explanations and views, which relate primarily to the notification of new substances, have been systematically recorded over the period, to provide a harmonised guide for the Competent Authorities.

The meetings of Competent Authorities and the Commission related to the notification of new substances are confidential in nature, since matters of commercial sensitivity related to individual notifications or prospective notifications may be discussed. Attendance at the meetings is restricted and the summary reports are similarly confidential. It is for this reason that the Commission, together with the Member States, has undertaken to publish this non-confidential version of the Manual of Decisions, for the guidance of industry and other bodies involved in the notification of new substances.

This document was last modified on 21 October 2002.

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Authors: No author stated, European Commission, Joint Reearch Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, European Chemicals Bureau (ECB), Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 20519 EN (2002), pp.165. Free of charge Available online at:
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9843 or +39 033278 9864 Fax: +39 033278 9623 E-mail:
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