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Regulators' approach


Regulators will expect from an RMOa that it helps them decide:

  1. whether there is a concern with a substance that requires regulatory intervention;
  2. what the most appropriate instrument is to address the identified concern. To enforce the management of risks, authorities rely on regulatory provisions.

That’s why the slightly more restrictive notion of Regulatory Management Options analysis appears more suited to describe their approach.





Most regulatory instruments include an evaluation process (adaptation to technical progress or scientific knowledge, in built regular review period)



We have prepared a fact sheet with more information on the definition and different types of RMOa which you can download here

Last page update: 30 October 2023