Wednesday, January 12, 2011

REACH CLP January Deadline News

Recap of the January 3, 2011 CLP deadline under the REACH Regulation. For the January 2011 deadline, the most CLP notifications came from:
  1. Germany: over 800,000
  2. United Kingdom: over 500,000
  3. France: nearly 300,000
Together, over 6,600 companies notified of at least one substance. Germany is usually in first place, indicating its robust manufacturing sector.

"It went extremely well," said Geert Dancet, Executive Director of ECHA. "We got over three million submissions of classifications in time by the deadline [midnight, January 3, 2011]."

Dancet called it "a real success."

The C&L inventory

The collected C&L data will be held in a central inventory. The public version will include substance identifiers and any relevant specific concentration limit or multiplying factor for each substance, and aspires to be available in May 2011.

According to the REACH Regulation (Article 119.1), the C&L inventory will contain
1. the classification and labelling information on substances submitted to ECHA through REACH registrations and CLP notifications
2. a list of substances that have harmonised classification in the EU

For companies who missed the deadline and are not sure how to proceed: best to handle it immediately -- use this ECHA web page to notify. Procedure:
1. apologize for being late
2. state a plausible reason
3. get on with it

More news as events warrant.

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