Sunday, November 14, 2010
More Than 1/2 Million Chemical Classification Notifications Received by ECHA
Companies who must register their substances by the fast approaching November 30, 2010 REACH registration deadline will also include CLP classifications, and this meets the obligation to notify. However, those companies who make substances at lower tonnages and have 2013 or 2018 REACH registration deadlines must still notify under the CLP by January 3, 2011. In short, "if you are a manufacturer or importer, you must notify hazardous substances that you place on the market on their own or contained in hazardous mixtures above certain applicable concentration limits, regardless of the annual tonnage manufactured or imported, as well as substances subject to registration under REACH and that you place on the market, to the Classification & Labelling Inventory established at the Agency."
More information on the CLP and the upcoming deadlines can be found on the ECHA web site.