As part of the REFIT programme, the European Commission launched a fitness check on chemicals legislation (excluding REACH). A study led by RPA to support the fitness check in evaluating the CLP Regulation ((EC) No 1272/2008) and its interface with other related chemicals legislation in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance and EU added value has been published by the European Commission. This includes an evaluation of CLP and the interplay between CLP and related legislation, in particular, other legislation governing hazard identification, classification and communication ('horizontal links') and downstream legislation that establishes risk management measures directly or indirectly triggered by a CLP hazard class ('vertical links').
The study finds that, generally, the objectives of the chemicals legislative framework continue to be relevant and provide added value at the EU level. However, there are gaps, overlaps and inconsistencies, as well as implementation issues, that affect the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and coherence of the framework.
Further details can be found at the following link: http://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/chemicals/ec-support_en
Study outputs can be found here.