Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Print version ISSN 0021-2571
SCHONING, Gabriele. Classification & Labelling Inventory: role of ECHA and notification requirements. Ann. Ist. Super. Sanità [online]. 2011, vol.47, n.2, pp. 140-145. ISSN 0021-2571. http://dx.doi.org/10.4415/ANN_11_02_04.
The CLP Regulation introduces the criteria of the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling (UN GHS) in the EU. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) manages the CLP related tasks - such as harmonised classification and labelling, handling requests for alternative names and maintaining the Classification & Labelling Inventory (C&L) - to ensure consistent implementation in the EU. The obligations for industry depend on their role in the supply chain. Manufacturers and importers have to notify to ECHA the identity and classification and labelling of substances within one month of placing them on the market either on their own or in a mixture, and regardless of the quantitity. As of 3 January 2011 ECHA has received some 3.1 million notifications of over 107 000 substances. This information is stored in the C&L Inventory and accessible to Member State Competent Authorities. The non-confidential information will be made publicly available on ECHA's website in 2011.
Keywords : Regulation (EC) no. 1272/2008; CLP; C& L notification; C& L Inventory; ECHA; harmonised C& L.