CLP—what are hazardous mixtures?
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CLP—what are hazardous mixtures?

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira of Foot Anstey provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • CLP—what are hazardous mixtures?
  • Brexit impact
  • Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation)
  • What are ‘hazardous mixtures’?
  • What are categories of ‘danger’?
  • Hazard classes and hazard categories
  • Will this impact on the classification of mixtures?
  • Will this impact on labelling and packaging of mixtures?
  • When will the changes happen?
  • Dangerous preparations in other EU legislation
  • more

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content. For further guidance, see: Brexit—impact on environmental law and Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation)

On 1 June 2015, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008/EC on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP Regulation) fully replaced the previous classification, labelling and packaging rules under the Dangerous Preparations Directive (DPD).

The DPD was implemented into the UK by the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009, SI 2009/716 (CHIP). As a result of the CLP Regulation, the CHIP Regulations from 1 June 2015 were revoked with the exception of some transitional arrangements with final revocation taking effect by 1 June 2018. The Regulations had previously replaced the Dangerous Substances Directive (DSD).

Please see Practice Notes CLP—chemicals classification, CLP—chemicals labelling, CLP—chemicals packaging, CLP—notifications to the classifications and labelling inventory, and CLP—competent authorities and enforcement.

The CLP Regulation adopts the UN Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) (CLP Regulation 1272/2008/EC, preamble (5)). There are some