|Author (Person)||Garnett, Kathleen, van Calster, Geert|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Series Title||Transnational Environmental Law|
|Series Details||Volume 10, Number 1, Pages 159-187|
|Content Type||Journal Article|
This article examines ‘essential use’ as a novel form of regulatory control. An essential use approach to the regulation of potentially hazardous chemicals has not been used extensively (if at all) in European Union (EU) regulatory law and warrants further consideration. Essential use, as initially proposed by scientists and later referred to in the EU 2020 Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, is a radical departure from the current method of regulating hazardous substances.
The purpose of this article is to contribute to legal scholarship on essential use by (i) scoping its origins in United States law and subsequently in international law; (ii) noting its limited incorporation into the EU legal order over the past 30 years; (iii) analyzing how it could be further incorporated into the EU legal order; and (iv) considering the impact of such a move on the future regulation of hazardous substances in the EU.
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|