Title: A New Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging
Citation: International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management vol. 14 no. 6 p. 468-478
Publisher: Inderscience Enterprises
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC53420
ISSN: 1466-8297
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53420
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures entered into force 20 January 2009, and replaces in a staggered way Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC within the European Community. The Regulation implements the Globally Harmonised System on classification and labelling within the Community. This paper provides a short overview of the Regulation and how manufacturers and importers should apply the new rules. In certain cases they will be able to use the translation table as provided in Annex VII to the Regulation and in others they must compute re-classification based on data by applying the new classification rules. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) will establish a Classification and Labelling Inventory. Substances placed on the market which are either subject to registration under REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006) or substances not subject to registration, but meeting the criteria for classification as hazardous, will need to be notified to the inventory. The Inventory contains 'self-classifications' besides the list of harmonised classified and labelled substances in Annex VI to the Regulation, which is legally binding on the EU market. The list, as amended by the 1st Adaptation of Technical Progress of Regulation 1272/2008 includes approximately 4130 substances or groups of substances. 1276 of these substances/groups of substances are classified as carcinogenic, germ cell mutagenic and/or reproductive toxic and are therefore potential candidates for authorisation under REACH. This article represents the views of its authors and cannot be regarded as the official position of the Commission.
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