Monday, October 15, 2012 4:30:00 PM
On October 11th 2012 a space sector delegation led by Eurospace and composed of representatives from industry and ESA met with EC officials from the REACH and Environment units to formally present the REACH-Hydrazine position paper. The position paper was jointly prepared by industry and agencies (ESA, CNES, DLR) with the support of ESA; it was issued on June 18th 2012.
The presentations prepared by the sector were delivered within the required timeframe and were apparently well understood. It was quite clear also that many meeting participants from the EC had taken the time to review the position paper prior the meeting. This allowed for a fruitful encounter.
The questions raised by the EC were rather technical and addressed either clarification of hydrazine related processes in industry, either clarifications of the legal analysis performed by the sector. They were all addressed satisfactorily.
In conclusion EC (DG ENTR/REACH Unit) assured the space sector delegation that the EC will further its analysis of the position paper and will answer to the legal clarifications request. This might take 'a couple of months'.