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 Dutch, French, Spanish and UK authorities to standardise the classification and labelling of phosmet, pinoxaden, pyrocatechol, quizalofop-P-tefuryl and sodium hypochlorite.
European Chemicals Agency (2015). CLH reports. Proposals for harmonised classification and labelling based on Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation), Annex VI, Part 2.
Phosmet. Version 2. July 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/d038cb6f-0d91-4c6a-8d2c-3c66d812d1a0
Pinoxaden. Version 2. September 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/85bbf6d0-a9c2-4144-9571-06c540a0d19d
Pyrocatechol. Version 2, August 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/869d10c5-e0ea-4404-b8be-110e473223bb
Quizalofop-P-tefuryl. Version 2. July 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/748eabe2-3a35-45b9-b360-bd9d6030987d
Sodium hypochlorite, solution … % Cl active. Version 1, August 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/f6733c92-0e55-4e05-ae8e-0c522cf1a408
RAC agrees with a Dutch proposal that nicotine should be subject to harmonised classification and labelling as fatal if swallowed, inhaled or in contact with the skin (Acute Tox. 2). It also supports the application of acute toxicity estimates (ATEs) when nicotine is part of a mixture (e.g. in e-cigarettes), with ATEs of 5 mg/kg bw orally, 70.4 mg/kg bw dermally, and 0.19 mg/L by inhalation.
Other recent opinions relevant to the harmonised classification and labelling of chemicals (and based on proposals from the Austrian, Dutch, German, Irish and UK authorities) cover the pesticides spiroxamine and cyproconazole, biocides momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-(4-chlorophenoxy)phenol (DCPP), and the solvent methylhydrazine.
European Chemicals Agency (2015). RAC […] adopts six opinions on harmonised classification and labelling. 15 September 2015. http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13579/annex_to_rac_news_alert_15_september_2015.pdf
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