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EU Publishes CLP Corrections and Fifth ATP

Posted on: October 10, 2013

The European Commission has published corrections to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 correcting a number of errors as amended in the first adaptation to technical progress (ATP).  The August 10, 2013 EU Official Journal published:  COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 758/2013 of 7 August 2013 correcting Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:216:0001:0058:EN:PDF ) The corrections went into effect on the third day following the publication of the regulation.

The corrections resulted in over 230 corrections in Tables 3.1 and 3.2 of Annex VI with most of the changes in Annex 3.1 (over 200).  It is important to note that the regulation states in Article 5 that companies are not required to re-label products (substances or mixtures) containing the listed substances that they have already placed on the market in accordance with the CLP Regulation (No 1272/2008) before entry into force of this Regulation.  Voluntary changes could be made at any time.

Also, on October 3, 2013, the European Commission published the 5th ATP to the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 the text of which can be found at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=OJ:L:2013:261:0005:0022:EN:PDF#. The primary change involve revisions to Annex VI tables 3.1 and 3.2 but Precautionary code P210 was also revised.

As is typical this newly published regulation enters into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal. Changes to Annex VI (Precautionary text change) apply in respect to substances from December 1, 2014 and with respect to mixtures from June 1, 2015. Changes to Annex VI apply from January 1, 2015 for all entries except for the entry pitch, coal tar, high- temp. (EC Number 266-028-2), for which Article 1 (Precautionary text change) shall apply from 1 April 2016.


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