EU Publishes Draft Revision to CLP Regulation on Substances and Mixtures

The European Union (EU) has published a draft regulation that, if accepted, will revise Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation).

The draft legislation has several important changes, including:

• 22 entries added to Table 3 in Part 3 of Annex VI – List of Harmonized Classification and Labeling of Hazardous Substances (Table 3)
• 41 entries replaced in Table 3 – some delete the specific concentration limit (SCL) information for several boron-containing compounds, including the penta- and deca-hydrates of disodium tetraborate (borax)
• 1 entry deleted from Table 3 – tetrakis(2,6-dimethylphenyl)-m-phenylene biphosphate (CAS 139189-30-3)

The draft regulation was attached to World Trade Organization (WTO) document 20-5008 on July 21, 2020. According to this notification, the changes will be:

• Adopted in Q4 of 2020
• Entering into force 20 days after it is published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJEU)
• Effective 18 months after the date of entry into force for the new harmonized classification, labeling and packaging provisions (potentially this is mid-2022)

The draft regulation states that substances and mixtures may be classified, labeled and packaged in accordance with the amendment from the date of entry into force.

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