Specific powers of enforcement are given to the various enforcing authorities1 under the REACH Enforcement Regulations 20082. An enforcing authority may authorise in writing such persons who appear suitable to act on its behalf ('authorised persons'3), subject to any limitations or conditions as the enforcing authority sees fit4. Where a person has been authorised by an enforcing authority under a statutory provision relevant to that authority5 and unless the enforcing authority provides to the contrary, that person is an authorised person for these purposes in respect of that authority6.
Where the Health and Safety Executive, the Office or Rail and Road, the Office for Nuclear Regulation or a local (health and safety) authority is the enforcing authority, the powers of an authorised person are:
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