ECHA ad hoc targeted public consultation: call for comments (deadline 22 July 2021)


The Great Britain Mandatory Classification and Labelling (GB MCL) process includes the consideration of information gathered from public consultations, conducted by HSE or international bodies such as the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).

ECHA has announced a targeted consultation on the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of lithium carbonate (EC 209-062-5; CAS 554-13-2) lithium chloride (EC 231-212-3; CAS 7447-41-8) lithium hydroxide (EC 215-183-4; CAS 1310-65-2). All three lithium compounds are chemicals registered under REACH.

The present consultation seeks comments on reproductive toxicity. The previous ECHA public consultation ended on 2 October 2020.

The detailed consultation is available on the ECHA website.

UK-based businesses with an interest in the proposal are strongly encouraged to share any relevant information.

Scientific and technical information should be submitted directly to ECHA using their commenting webform by 22 July 2021. Comments will be published on ECHA’s website.

If your business is affected by the GB CLP Regulation, please also consider if you are likely to be affected by the proposal and let us know at an early stage if you anticipate any significant impacts or benefits.

Information on wider policy and impact considerations can be submitted to HSE at

Under the GB CLP Regulation, HSE will consider all published opinions of the Committee of Risk Assessment of ECHA (RAC) before publishing its own Agency Technical Reports and Agency Opinions, so any information you provide will be important in any final GB MCL decision.

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HSE Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) e-bulletin, 8 July 2021