New Public Consultations to be Held on Classification and Harmonisation Proposals for Three Substances
18 September 2012
Concerned parties are being invited by the European
Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to submit comments on new proposals for the
harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of three substances:
diisohexyl phthalate (or DIHP), tebuconazole and
With regard to tebuconazole and imazalil the CLH proposals
entail a revision of the substances' present classification status
under Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP Regulation). It is proposed that
tebuconazole and imazalil be classified as hazardous to the aquatic
environment while their acute toxicity would be revised. In
addition, it is proposed by Germany that imazalil be classified as
a category 2 carcinogen.
For DIHP, which is not currently classified under the
CLP Regulation, the success of the CLH proposed by Sweden
would mean its inclusion in the list of substances for which
harmonised classification and labelling has been established (part
3 of Annex VI to the CLP Regulation).
Each of the consultations is to last 45 days. The deadline for
comments on the CLH proposal for DIHP will be21 September
2012, while for tebuconazole and imazalil the commenting period
will lapse on 5 October. The comments received are to be
considered by and included in the opinion of ECHA's Committee for
Risk Assessment (RAC). The RAC's opinion is in turn to be taken
into account by the Commission when it decides on whether or not to
accept the proposals.
ECHA's website is encouraging concerned
parties to identify themselves and register through a comments
webform during the consultations. The Agency observes that it may,
on a case-by-case basis, request registered parties to provide
additional information and/or take part in 'additional targeted
consultations' after the
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