Proposed CLP Regulation revision would establish new hazard classes for endocrine, PBT, vPvB, PMT, vPvM chemicals. “M” is a new category “Mobile”. P, B and T are Persistent, Bio-accumulative and Toxic as at present.. The proposed regulatory text also includes changes aimed at improving labelling both on-packet and online. Cefic has reacted that introducing new EU Classifications which diverge from the internationally recognised GHS framework will pose problems in value chains and that the new classifications will trigger restrictions and bans under REACH and under product legislation whereas clarification on how to scientifically support new classifications for complex endpoints such as endocrine disruption and mobility is yet to be developed. The proposed revised Regulation is open for comment until 18th March.
“Cefic Statement on the Publication of the Delegated Acton CLP” 19th December 2022 https://cefic.org/media-corner/newsroom/cefic-statement-on-the-publication-of-the-delegated-act-on-clp/
European Commission short summary of proposed changes in the revision of the CLP Regulation 19th December 2022 https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/qanda_22_7776
“Revision of EU legislation on hazard classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals”, including access to the regulatory proposal open for public comment to 18th March 2023 https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12975-Revision-of-EU-legislation-on-hazard-classification-labelling-and-packaging-of-chemicals_en