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The EU has published ATP-13 to amend Annex VI of the CLP Regulation. The new law will be implemented in phases, starting December 1, 2019.

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On October 5, 2018, the EU published Regulation (EU) 2018/1480 [1] to amend Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 on Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures, also known as the CLP Regulation. This amendment is the thirteenth adaption to technical and scientific progress (ATP-13) to the CLP Regulation and contains important changes to the list of chemicals falling under Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. The changes to Table 3.1 in Annex VI under Part 3 include:

  1. Adding 16 completely new entries, including the entry for 2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MI, CAS 2682-20-4) under index number 613-326-00-9
  2. Deleting entry for tris(2-ethylhexyl)-4,4’,4’’-(1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6-triyltriimino) tribenzoate (CAS 88122-99-0) under index number 607-414-00-6
  3. Replacing 18 entries due to new scientific data, including the entry for 3:1 mixture of 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (3:1 mixture of CI and MI, CAS 55965-84-9) under index number 613-167-00-5
  4. Replacing ‘International Chemical Identification’ with ‘Chemical Name’ in column 2
  5. Replacing ‘Specific Conc. Limits, M-factors’ with ‘Specific Conc. Limits, M-Factors and ATEs’. Acute Toxicity Estimates (ATEs) for oral and dermal exposures are in mg/kg bw (milligram per kilogram bodyweight)

There are two effective dates:

  • December 1, 2019 for point (4) above
  • May 1, 2020 for points (1) to (3), and (5) above

Regulation (EU) 2018/1480 also corrects Regulation (EU) 2017/776 [2], ATP-10 to the CLP Regulation. It clarifies that, inter alia, the renaming of ‘Table 3.1’ to ‘Table 3’ should have applied from June 1, 2017.

Unless specifically exempted, it is important to note that a substance must be self-classified [3] when it does not have a harmonized classification under Annex VI to the CLP Regulation. The hazard classes and differentiations not covered in the entry must be evaluated and self-classified.

Throughout our global network of laboratories, we are able to provide a range of services, including analytical testing and consultancy for restricted substances, safety data sheets (SDS), as well as chemical safety assessments (CSA) for the EU and international markets. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

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Stakeholders are advised to comply with latest CLP requirements for the EU market.

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