October 4th, 2018 brought the publication of the 13th adaptation to technical and scientific progress (ATP) to the EU’s classification, labeling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP). For those watching the regulations that come out of the EU – the 11th ATP was published earlier this year and some of you may be wondering, “where is the 12th ATP and did I miss it?” Fear not! We reached out to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) on this very topic and it was confirmed that the 12th ATP has in fact not been published. ECHA also indicated that they do not know when it will be published as the content of that particular ATP is still under review.
While we wait for the 12th ATP, here is an overview of what the 13th ATP contains:
- Minor corrections to regulatory text where references to Table 3.1 were not removed by the 11th ATP.
- Changes to Annex VI:
16 new entries for the following 18 chemicals:
Changes to 18 existing entries:
The changes to Annex VI Table 3 data (the classifications and all else) shall apply beginning May 1, 2020. For those who use chemicals, particularly manufacturers or importers, the next step is to review the composition of products to determine if any of these chemicals are present. If any of these chemicals are present, a review of the SDSs and labels would be warranted to determine if any changes to classifications is needed based on the new information.