Source: SPECIALIST PRINTING WORLDWIDE : ISSUE 1/2017
Gabriele Heller outlines the criteria for submission requirements
Article 45 of the CLP regulation requires all member states to appoint bodies responsible for receiving information on mixtures enabling them for emergency health response. Also implementation of a new Annex to CLP harmonising the content of the submissions to the nominated bodies is outlined in this article. A draft of this Annex VIII has been published in 2016 and has been discussed and voted by the REACH committee in September. As the member states voted in favour, but only by a qualified majority rather than unanimously, it is still possible for the EU commission to block the draft, but this is not very likely.