Under EU CLP, there is a legal obligation for suppliers to evaluate the hazards of chemicals (substances and mixtures) to be placed on the market, and to classify and label them appropriately. An option also exists for Member State Competent Authorities or industry to propose harmonised classification and labelling of a substance across Europe. Following the submission of a harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, CLH reports have been submitted by the Austrian, Danish, Dutch and French authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of:

  • diisononylphthalate
  • ethanol, 2,2′-iminobis-, N-(C13-15-branched and linear alkyl) derivatives
  • ethofumesate
  • granulated copper

European Chemicals Agency (2016-2017). CLH reports. Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Reports available via https://echa.europa.eu/harmonised-classification-and-labelling-consultation


ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment has considered proposals from the Austrian, French, German and Spanish authorities, and drafted its opinions on the harmonised classification and labelling of:

  • BDMBP (benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone)
  • mandestrobin
  • thiabendazole
  • methylmercuric chloride

European Chemicals Agency (2017). Annex to a news alert ECHA/NA/17/05. 21 March 2017. [The report also notes the RAC opinion on glyphosate, which was discussed previously in the April issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News.] https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/23012100/news_annex_racseac_1705_en.pdf/be17cae7-9a14-4d6f-db04-0c8328855b5c

The above items were taken from the May 2017 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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