…C&L inventory updated

ECHA’s inventory database for classification and labelling now includes categorisations according to the Seveso III Directive, which groups relevant chemicals by hazard so that specific rules can be applied to their storage and handling to prevent major accidents. Seveso III entered into force in June 2015, replacing the Seveso II Directive (which was based on the old Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD), rather than the current Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Update of the C&L inventory with Seveso III categorisation of substances. ECHA/NI/15/19. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/update-of-the-c-l-inventory-with-seveso-iii-categorisation-of-substances



…ECHA’s Enforcement Forum focuses on child-resistant fastenings

From July to December 2015, ECHA’s Enforcement Forum has planned inspections of consumer products with hazardous substances or mixtures requiring child-resistant fastenings under the CLP Regulation (e.g. lighter fluids, cleaning products and disinfectants).

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Forum’s new project focuses on child-resistant fastenings. ECHA/NI/15/20. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/forums-new-project-focuses-on-child-resistant-fastenings



…Updated guidance on the application of the CLP criteria

ECHA has updated this guidance document, accounting for the end of the transition period of the fourth adaptation to technical progress (ATP), and minor editorial changes.

European Chemicals Agency (2015). Guidance on the application of the CLP criteria. Guidance to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures. Version 4.1. June 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13562/clp_en.pdf



…Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling

Under 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 CLH dossier, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, proposals have been submitted by the French, German, Portuguese, Swedish and UK authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of:

  • amisulbrom
  • p-chloro-m-cresol (CMK)
  • flutianil
  • hexaflumuron penthiopyrad
  • perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA) and its ammonium and sodium salts
  • reaction mass of certain 2-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-methyl ‑dodecylphenol, ‑tetracosylphenol and ‑5,6‑didodecylphenol isomers
  • pyroxsulam
  • silver zinc zeolite

European Chemicals Agency (2014-2015). CLH reports. Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Available via http://echa.europa.eu/harmonised-classification-and-labelling-consultation



…RAC opinions on classification and labelling

Following proposals from industry and the French, German, Norwegian, Spanish and UK authorities, ECHA’s Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted opinions relating to the harmonised classification and labelling of:

  • cyanamide
  • dibutyltin dilaurate
  • dichlofluanid
  • fipronil
  • 2-methyl-1-(4-methylthiophenyl)-2-morpholinopropan-1-one
  • quinolin-8-ol
  • tefluthrin
  • terbuthylazine

European Chemicals Agency (2015). RAC […] adopts harmonised classification and labelling opinions. 11 June 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/view-article/-/journal_content/title/rac-concludes-on-two-restrictions-discusses-applications-for-authorisation-and-adopts-harmonised-classification-and-labelling-opinions


The above items were taken from the July 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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