…European Commission publishes new amendments to CLP Regulation

The European Commission has adopted the eighth adaptation to technical progress (ATP) to the CLP Regulation (1272/2008). The ATP, published in the Official Journal of the European Union, clarifies the criteria for some hazard classes and includes a new test method for oxidising solids. The rules of the new ATP become mandatory on 1 February 2018.

European Commission (2016). Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/918 of 19 May 2016 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (Text with EEA relevance). Official Journal of the European Union. L 156/1-103. 14 June 2016. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0918&from=EN

…Proposal for the harmonised classification and labelling of compounds

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 report, ECHA organises a public consultation period of 45 days. Under this scheme, proposals have been submitted by the Austrian, Dutch, French, German, Spanish and UK authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of asulam sodium, 2-benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone, glyphosate, diethylene-triaminepentaacetic (DTPA) acid, pentapotassium DTPA, mandestrobin, thiabendazole and titanium dioxide.

European Chemicals Agency (2015-2016). CLH reports. Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2. Asulam sodium. Version 1. December 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/5a1ae6e4-be6f-44f2-914e-91a96ea44b06

2-Benzyl-2-dimethylamino-4′-morpholinobutyrophenone. Version 1. May 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/900a7078-1123-4d48-9e27-261f49eabd31

N-Carboxymethyliminobis(ethylenenitrilo)tetra(acetic acid). [DTPA acid.] Version 4. April 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/5e0a4082-c294-44ba-9a94-0849049dc914

N-(Phosphonomethyl)glycine; Glyphosate (ISO). Version 2. May 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/9fb5d873-2034-42d9-9e53-e09e479e2612

Mandestrobin. Version 2. April 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/51ca429b-e514-48ec-9626-bf1fc8a7d725

Pentapotassium 2,2’,2’’,2’’’,2’’’’-(ethane-1,2-diylnitrilo)pentaacetate. [Pentapotassium DTPA.] Version 4. April 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/2bdd9696-3cd5-46c9-9f33-d15f0eb08ebe

Thiabendazole. Version 2. March 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/7dbcdc84-b207-4a86-8cba-150af807e99a

Titanium dioxide. Version 2. May 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/594bf0e6-8789-4499-b9ba-59752f4eafab


…RAC opinions on classification and labelling

Opinions recently agreed upon by RAC include those on the harmonised classification and labelling of:

  • 4-tert-butylphenol
  • isobutyl methacrylate
  • isoproturon
  • S-methoprene
  • epsilon-metofluthrin
  • phosmet
  • quizalofop-p-tefuryl
  • sodium hypochlorite

European Chemicals Agency (2016). Annex to news alert ECHA/NA/16/22. 10 June 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/21774240/annex_na_rac-37_en.pdf


…ECHA guidance on CLP notification dossier preparation

ECHA has released a manual on how to prepare C&L notification dossiers using IUCLID, which can then be submitted to ECHA using REACH-IT.

European Chemicals Agency (2016). How to prepare a classification and labelling notification. Version 1.0. https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/22308542/manual_cl_notif_en.pdf

The above items were taken from the July 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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