comprehensive, and reliable information on chemical substances and
preparations is crucial in all areas of environmental protection and
for averting danger. The GSBL database has been created and run for
providing such information in a uniform manner, primarily to public
authorities, but in recent years partly to the general public as well.
GSBL is a nationwide project and operated conjointly by the German
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear
Safety and the Environmental Ministries of the participating Federal
States of Germany (Länder). The project based on the VKoopUIS
project 53, and provides the informationsystem "chemicals of the
Federal Government and the Länder" (ChemInfo).
The cooperation was
established through an administrative agreement in 1994.