UBA is Germany’s main environmental protection agency. UBAs task is to ensure a healthy environment with clean air and water, free of pollutants to the greatest extent possible. UBA gathers data on the state of the environment, detects environmental problems, assess them and proposes solutions. They are concerned with a broad spectrum of issues e.g. waste avoidance, climate protection, pesticide approvals and chemical regulation under the REACH framework. UBA provides scientific assistance to the German Federal Ministry for the Environment and provides the general public with information on all environmental issues. UBA is one of three German federal authorities responsible for the REACH implementation and in this respect deals with all issues concerning the environment. UBA is engaged in evaluating information submitted by registrants to the ECHA (European Chemicals Agency), identifying substances that require regulation, supporting REACH stakeholders, further developing chemical safety evaluation methods, making proposals on the further development of the REACH Regulation and introducing them to the discussion process at EU level. One major task of UBA under the REACH framework is the identification and regulation of endocrine disrupting substances in the environment for the biocide directive and the plant protection directive. UBA initiates regulatory risk management measures to minimize the environmental exposure of endocrine disruptors. To further develop the science based identification and evaluation of endocrine disrupting chemicals UBA launches research projects, is involved in discussion processes with ECHA, the EC and other EU member states and is involved as national coordinator in the OECD test guideline program. The aim of UBA´s activities with ERGO is to address the existing knowledge and testing gaps from a regulatory point of view.