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What are the key dates you need to know to be CLP compliant?

From its entry into force, a series of provisions will be in place to manage the transition from the DSD/DPD Regulations to CLP. The key dates are summarised in the Table below:

 

Date

Effect

20th January 2009

CLP enters into force – Annex I of DSD repealed

1st December 2010

Obligation to apply CLP to substances & update SDS

3rd January 2011

Deadline for notification to the C&L inventory

1st June 2015

Obligation to apply CLP to mixtures & update SDS

 


The main differences between Directive 67/548/EEC (Dangerous Substances Directive, DSD) Directive 1999/45/EC (Dangerous Preparations Directive, DPD), which provided the previous classification and labelling rules, and the new rules that CLP has brought into force, are summarised in the Table below:

 

DSD/DPD

CLP

Terminology

Preparation, Dangerous, Category of danger,  Risk phrase (R), Safety phrase (S), Indication of Danger

Mixture, Hazardous, Hazard class, Hazard statement (H), Precautionary statement (P), Signal Word*

 

 

 

Criteria

Categories of danger for physical, health and environmental hazards;

Categories of danger plus additional labelling elements;

Calculation rules for the classification of preparations;

Testing, human experience or calculation for mixture classification

Total number of hazard classes higher under CLP than the total number of categories of danger under DSD**;

Hazard classes plus supplemental labelling elements from DSD**;

Calculation methods deviating from the DPD calculation rules ***;

Similar to DPD; includes principles to allow classification of mixtures from similarly tested mixtures

 

Labelling

DSD symbols;

50 different safety phrases

CLP pictograms;

110 different precautionary statements

 

Procedures

Harmonised based on a MS proposal;

 

No notification procedure foreseen

Harmonised based on MS proposal or a proposal by M/I/DU under certain conditions;

Notification required to C&L inventory by January 2011

*UN GHS terminology; *UN GHS hazard classes; *** UN GHS calculation methods; M/I/DU: Manufacturer, Importer or Downstream User. Adapted from ECHA's 'CLP compared to DSD and DPD'.

 

The date from which classification and labelling must be consistent with the new CLP rules will be 1 December 2010 for substances and for mixtures 1 June 2015.

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