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, Danish, German and Italian authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of:

4,4′-sulfonylbisphenol, polymer with ammonium chloride, pentachlorophosphorane and phenol
The reports on benzo[rst]pentaphene and dibenzo[b,def]chrysene (which propose classification for carcinogenic and mutagenic potential) use read-across from benzo[a]pyrene, which has been identified as a substance of very high concern (SVHC) (see page 5 of this issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News).

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.

Benzo[rst]pentaphene. June 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/82d9e2c6-ffa9-4fdb-bf0a-6fb671385aa0

Dibenzo[b,def]chrysene. Version 2. June 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/f8dcbcb6-d242-4357-8a72-894d159fb123

Fludioxonil (ISO); 4-(2,2-difluoro-1,3-benzodioxol-4-yl)-1H-pyrrole-3-carbonitrile. Version 2. May 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/46701224-2db9-4d89-a3f1-72b6ac400668

Halosulfuron-methyl. Version 2.1. June 2016. https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/18537649-fa10-46f6-8677-2b8d62df2da2

Metaldehyde. Version 6. February 2016. https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/75854c7d-339b-4b82-89a2-0debe84df8a8

Phenol, 4,4′-sulfonylbis-, polymer with ammonium chloride ((NH4)Cl), pentachlorophosphorane and phenol. Version 2. June 2016. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/c9cbb81b-6aa6-403d-8427-02ebf325e7c2


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