EU Adds 37 Entries to its CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

The European Union (EU) has published an ‘Adaptation to Technical Progress’ (ATP) that will amend Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation).

Published on August 11, 2020, Regulation (EU) 2020/1182 amends the CLP Regulation by changing the list of chemicals falling under the scope of Annex VI. The revision includes multiple important changes to Table 3 of Part 3 of Annex VI ‘List of Harmonized Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Substances’.

These include:
• 37 new entries added to the list (see below)
• 21 entries amended
• 2 entries deleted:
o Branched hexatriacontane (Index No. 601-064-00-8)
o Hexyl 2-(1-(diethylaminohydroxyphenyl)methanoyl)benzoate (Index No. 607-693-00-4)

Stakeholders should note that among the 37 new entries are:
• Dibenzo[def,p]chrysene (dibenzo[a,l]pyrene, CAS 191-30-0) – a carcinogenic 1B and mutagenic 2 polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)
• Diisooctyl phthalate (DIOP, CAS 27554-26-3) – a reprotoxic 1B phthalate
• Geraniol (CAS 106-24-1) – a skin sensitizer 1 substance

Manufacturers and suppliers of substances and mixtures contained in the annex have until March 1, 2022, to ensure their products conform to labelling and packaging requirements in the CLP Regulation.

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