Industry is likely to be able to see the text of agreed changes to Safety Data Sheet (SDSi) requirements before the end of the year, according to ECHAi. Although the Regulation is likely to be published in February or March 2010, the text should be available for scrutiny by industry in November. SDS requirements are laid down in Annex II of REACHi. A draft EU Regulation designed to align these requirements with the CLPi Regulation will be presented to the REACH Regulatory Committee on 20 October, and, if approved, will likely see the Regulation published early next year. The proposals retain the same 16 sections that are in the current version of Annex II, but include new mandatory sub-sections. CEMBUREAU is working on a number of activities related to the CLP Regulation and the review of Annex II of REACH on SDS. For example, CEMBUREAU is currently preparing the classification of Portland cement clinker and Portland cement according to CLP, updating the SDS template for cement clinker and cement once Annex II of REACH on the SDS has been updated, and notifying the harmonised classification of clinker to ECHA on behalf of the CEMBUREAU membership. CEMBUREAU will also propose a timing to start using the new classification for cement (prior to 1 June 2015).
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