EU Commission publishes amendment to Annex XVII

The European Commission has published an amendment to Annex XVII in the Official Journal following agreement by the REACH Committee to a package of restrictions on substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR). The amendment adds substances placed on Annex VI of the CLP Regulation with a harmonised classification of category 1a or 1b carcinogen to Annex XVII sections 28-30 of REACH. The changes will come into force from 1 June 2012. Further information is available in the EU Official Journal at:

Chemical Watch, 10 February 2012 ; ;