NEW: CLP full implementation arrives - 1st June 2015

The full implementation of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on the 1st June 2015 heralds a new beginning for global hazard communication for chemicals. From this date, the Irish Statutory Instruments which transposed the Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC and Dangerous Preparations Directive 1999/45/EC into Ireland have been revoked through the CPL ( Revocation) Regulations 2015S.I No 196 of 2015 ).  While CLP is  a 'direct acting' Regulation within the EU,  it still requires enforcement and administrative provisions and these are set out in the Chemicals (Amendment) Act 2010.

Even though the laws transposing the DPD have been revoked in Ireland and can no longer be used, it will still be possible to see chemical products with DPD labels until 2017 due to a derogation  set out in CLP, which means that mixtures labelled under DPD and already placed on the market on 1st June 2015 do not have to be relabelled and repackaged in accordance with CLP until 1st June 2017.

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