CLP Regulation : overview of the progresses made by companiesThis report is an overview of the progresses made by companies with regard to the harmonized classification established by the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of 16 December 2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures). The report also identifies CMR substances that would need further regulatory action.
Classification of CMR substancesThe CLP Regulation classifies CMR substances into the following categories and sub-categories:
- Category 1A: the CMR potential of the substance is proved;
- Category 1B: the CMR potential of the substance is assumed;
- Category 2: the CMR potential of the substance is suspected.
Aims of the CMR Report
- On the one hand, the report aims to evaluate to what extent the holders and registrants classified CMR substances according to harmonized classification.
- On the other hand, it aims to identify the substances on the European Union market with CMR properties, which do not currently have a harmonised CMR classification.
ConclusionsThe report mainly concludes that there are over a thousand CMR substances that would need further regulatory action such as harmonised classification or identification as Substance of Very High Concern. These substances are currently prioritised by ECHA and the Member State competent authorities for appropriate risk management actions. Furthermore, all substances for which over five percent inconsistency with the harmonised classification was found, as well as substances with registrations not following the harmonised CMR classification, are listed in Annex I to the report.
Regulatory reminderAs a reminder, Regulation (EU) No 1297/2014 of 5 December 2014 amends the requirements in relation to the packaging for liquid consumer laundry detergent. These packagings shall, with effect from 1 June 2015, meet the requirements of the new section 3.3 of Annex II of the CLP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of 16 December 2008 on the classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures). For detergents placed on the market before that date, the new requirements shall apply only as of 1 January 2016. Red-on-line EHS Legal Expert Sources :
- Press release of the European Chemicals Agency, “ECHA is prioritising CMR substances for risk management”,ECHA/PR/15/02, 19 January 2015
- 2014 CMR Report of the European Chemicals Agency, 19 January 2015
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