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The EU Regulation on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures, the so called CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 invites individual EU Member States (competent authorities) and industry to submit proposals for harmonisation of the classification and labelling of substances. These proposals as well as requests for comments related to classification and labelling of these substances will be published by ECHA on its website.

After this public consultation, the involvement of the concerned parties during the development of the opinion of the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) is covered through the regular and sector-specific stakeholder observers.

The agendas and minutes of the meetings are published at ( http://echa.europa.eu/about/organisation/committees/rac_meetings_en.asp). The agendas indicate the substances expected to be discussed at each RAC meeting. Concerned parties interested in following the process after this public consultation are requested to contact the relevant observer.

The CLP Regulation will gradually replace the Dangerous Substances Directive (67/548/EEC) and Dangerous Preparations Directive (1999/45/EC). Both Directives will be repealed by 1 June 2015.

ECHA announced on the 30th November that two new products have been added to the list of harmonised classifications in Annex VI, part 3 of the Regulation. To give comment or view further the toxicological report on the substances, please log onto the ECHA website http://echa.europa.eu/addressing-chemicals-of-concern/harmonised-classification-and-labelling

Published: 7 December 2011