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1996 No. 1092

HEALTH AND SAFETY

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 1996

Made

11th April 1996

Laid before Parliament

18th April 1996

Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1

The Secretary of State, being the designated Minister(1) for the purpose of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(2) in relation to the regulation and control of classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations, and for measures related to consumer protection, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by the said section 2(2) and sections 15(1) and (2) of, and paragraphs 1(1)(b) and (4) of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(3) (“the 1974 Act”) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, for the purpose of giving effect without modifications to proposals submitted to him by the Health and Safety Commission under section 11(2)(d) of the 1974 Act after the carrying out by the said Commission of consultations in accordance with section 50(3) of that Act, hereby makes the following regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations 1996 and shall come into force on 1 June 1996, except for regulation 3(4), which shall come into force on 1 September 1996.

Interpretation

2.  In these Regulations “the principal Regulations” means the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994(4).

Modifications to the principal Regulations

3.—(1) The principal Regulations shall be modified in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In regulation 2(1)—

(a)in the definition of “EEC number” , in head (c), for the footnote to ELINCS substitute the footnote “OJ No. C361, 17.12.94, p.1” ; and

(b)after the definition of “pesticide” insert the following definitions—

  • “petrol” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Motor Fuel (Lead Content of Petrol) Regulations 1981(5);

  • “plant protection product” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Plant Protection Products Regulations 1995(6);.

(3) In regulation 3—

(a)in paragraph (1)—

(i)delete the word “or” at the end of sub-paragraph (n),

(ii)at the end of sub-paragraph (o) for the full stop substitute a semi-colon, followed by the word “or” , and

(iii)after sub-paragraph (o) insert the following sub-paragraph—

(p)a plant protection product, which has been approved under the Plant Protection Products Regulations 1995(6).; and

(b)after paragraph (4) insert the following paragraph—

(4A) Notwithstanding sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (e), (f), (i), (n) and (o) of paragraph (1), paragraphs (3A) and (3B) of regulation 9 shall apply to the substances and preparations referred to in those sub-paragraphs whether or not they are substances or preparations dangerous for supply..

(4) In regulation 4—

(a)for the words “2nd Edition” substitute the words “3rd Edition” ;

(b)for the date “18 October 1994” substitute the date “24 January 1996” ; and

(c)after paragraph (f) insert the following paragraph—

(g)in Part VII, the descriptions specified in the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances for complex coal, oil and gas derived substances,.

(5) In regulation 9—

(a)delete the word “and” at the end of paragraph (2)(b);

(b)in paragraph (2)(c)—

(i)in paragraph (iv), for the words “the words “EEC label” ” , substitute the words “either the words “EC label” or “EEC label” ” , and

(ii)for the full stop at the end of the paragraph substitute a semi-colon, followed by the word “and” ;

(c)after paragraph (2)(c) insert the following sub-paragraph—

(d)where required by paragraph (3A) or (3B), the labelling phrase specified therein.;

(d)delete the word “and” at the end of paragraph (3)(c);

(e)for the full stop at the end of paragraph (3)(d) substitute a semi-colon, followed by the word “and” ;

(f)after paragraph (3)(d), insert the following sub-paragraph—

(e)where required by paragraph (3A) or (3B), the labelling phrase specified therein,; and

(g)after paragraph (3) insert the following paragraphs—

(3A) Subject to paragraph (3C), and without prejudice to any other requirements in these Regulations, in respect of a substance specified in Part III A of Schedule 6 or a preparation containing such a substance, either of which is required to be classified and labelled in accordance with these Regulations (or would be so required, but for any of the exceptions contained in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (e), (f), (i), (n) and (o) of paragraph (1) of regulation 3), as—

(a)Carcinogenic of category 1 or 2;

(b)Mutagenic of category 1 or 2; or

(c)Toxic for reproduction of category 1 or 2,

the labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users” shall be included in the particulars specified in paragraph (2) or (3), as the case may be.

(3B) Without prejudice to any other requirements in these Regulations, in respect of—

(a)a substance specified in Part III B of Schedule 6; or

(b)a preparation containing such a substance in a concentration by weight of 0.1% or more,

which is dangerous for supply, the labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users” shall be included in the particulars specified in paragraph (2) or (3), as the case may be, and where such a substance or preparation is not dangerous for supply the said phrase shall be clearly shown in accordance with the requirements of regulation 11 as if it were dangerous for supply.

(3C) Notwithstanding regulation 3(4A), paragraph (3A) shall not apply to—

(a)petrol which complies with paragraph (1) of regulation 4 of the Motor Fuel (Lead Content of Petrol) Regulations 1981;

(b)mineral oil products intended for use as fuel in mobile or fixed combustion plants;

(c)fuels sold in closed systems; and

(d)artists' paints..

(6) In regulation 12(4)(d), for the number “3291” substitute the number “3219” .

(7) In regulation 16, for paragraph (1) substitute the following paragraph—

(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3)—

(a)the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974(7) which relate to the approval of codes of practice and their use in criminal proceedings, to enforcement and to offences; and

(b)sub-section (2) of section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974,

shall apply to the provisions of regulations 5 to 14 as if those provisions had been made under section 15 of the said Act, whether or not the provisions of that Act would apply but for this paragraph..

(8) In regulation 18, for “the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 1989” substitute “the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (Application outside Great Britain) Order 1995” (8).

(9) Part II of Schedule 3 shall be modified in accordance with Schedule 1 to these Regulations.

(10) Schedule 6 shall be modified in accordance with Schedule 2 to these Regulations.

John Selwyn Gummer

Secretary of State for the Environment

11th April 1996

Regulation 3(9)

SCHEDULE 1MODIFICATIONS TO PART II OF SCHEDULE 3 TO THE PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS

1.  Part II of Schedule 3 to the principal Regulations shall be modified in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Schedule.

2.  In Table III, in the first entry in the column headed “Classification of the substance” , for the symbol “T+” substitute the symbol “T” .

3.  In Table IIIA, in the first entry in the column headed “Classification of the substance (gas)” , for the symbol “T+” substitute the symbol “T” .

4.  Table IVA shall be modified as follows—

(a)under the column headed “Xi with R41” delete the last entry, that is, the words “concentration >5% R41 obligatory” ;

(b)in the notes below the table, in paragraph (a)—

(i)for each occurrence of the figure “10%” substitute the figure “5%” , and

(ii)for the figure “5%” substitute the figure “0.2%” ; and

(c)in the notes below the table, in paragraph (b)—

(i)for the figure “20%” substitute the figure “5%” ,

(ii)for each occurrence of the figure “5%” substitute the figure “0.5%” , and

(iii)for the figure “1%” substitute the figure “0.02%” .

Regulation 3(10)

SCHEDULE 2MODIFICATIONS TO SCHEDULE 6 OF THE PRINCIPAL REGULATIONS After Part II of Schedule 6 to the principal Regulations insert the following Part—

PART IIISUBSTANCES REQUIRING ADDITIONAL LABELLING PHRASE

ACategory 1 and 2 Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Toxic for Reproduction substances requiring additional labelling phrase

The substances referred to in regulation 9(3A) are specified in the table below—

SubstanceCAS Number
Carcinogenic substances of Category 1
2-naphthylamine; β-naphthylamine91-59-8
biphenyl-4-ylamine; xenylamine; 4-aminobiphenyl92-67-1
benzidine; 4,4'-diaminobiphenyl; biphenyl-4,4'-ylenediamine92-87-5
chromium trioxide1333-82-0
arsenic acid and its salts
arsenic pentoxide; arsenic oxide1303-28-2
diarsenic trioxide; arsenic trioxide1327-52-3
asbestos132207-33-1
132207-32-0
12172-73-5
77536-66-4
77536-68-6
77536-67-5
benzene71-43-2
bis (chloromethyl) ether542-88-1
chloromethyl methyl ether, chlorodimethyl ether107-30-2
dinickel trioxide1314-06-3
erionite12510-42-8
nickel dioxide12035-36-8
nickel monoxide1313-99-1
nickel subsulphide12035-72-2
nickel sulphide16812-54-7
salts of 2-naphthylamine
salts of biphenyl-4-ylamine; salts of xenylamine; salts of 4-aminobiphenyl
salts of benzidine
vinyl chloride; chloroethylene75-01-4
zinc chromates including zinc potassium chromate
Carcinogenic substances of Category 2
1-methyl-3-nitro-1-nitrosoguanidine70-25-7
1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane96-12-8
1,2-dimethylhydrazin540-73-8
1,3-butadiene, buta-1,3-diene106-99-0
1,3-dichloro-2-propanol96-23-1
1,3-propanesultone1120-71-4
3-propanolide; 1,3-propiolactone57-57-8
1,4-dichlorobut-2-ene764-41-0
2-nitronaphthalene581-89-5
2-nitropropane79-46-9
2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline; 4,4'-methylene bis(2-chloroaniline)101-14-4
2-2'-(nitrosoimino)bisethanol1116-54-7
3,3'-dichlorobenzidine; 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'-ylenediamine91-94-1
3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine; o-dianisidine119-90-4
3,3'-dimethylbenzidine; o-toluidine119-93-7
4-aminoazobenzene60-09-3
4-amino-3-fluorophenol399-95-1
4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine95-80-7
4-nitrobiphenyl92-93-3
4,4'-methylenedi-o-toluidine838-88-0
4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane; 4,4'-methylenedianiline101-77-9
5-nitroacenaphthene602-87-9
4-o-tolylazo-o-toluidine; 4-amino-2',3-dimethylazobenzene; fast garnet GBC base, AAT; o-aminoazotoluene97-56-3
disodium-{5[4'-((2,6-hydroxy-3-((2-hydroxy-5-sulphophenyl)a zo)phenyl) azo)(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-yl)azo]salicylato(4-)}cuprate(2-); C1 Direct Brown 9516071-86-6
cadmium oxide1306-19-0
Extracts (petroleum), heavy naphthenic distillate solvent64742-11-6
Extracts (petroleum), heavy paraffinic distillate solvent64742-04-7
Extracts (petroleum), light naphthenic distillate solvent64742-03-6
Extracts (petroleum), light paraffinic distillate solvent64742-05-8
Extracts (petroleum), light vacuum gas oil solvent91995-78-7
Hydrocarbons, C26-55, arom. rich97722-04-8
N,N-dimethylhydrazine57-14-7
acrylamide79-06-1
acrylonitrile107-13-1
α,α,α-trichlorotoluene; benzotrichloride98-07-7
benzo[a]anthracene56-55-3
benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene50-32-8
benzo[b]fluoranthene; benzo[e]acephenanthrylene205-99-2
benzo[j]fluoranthene205-82-3
benzo[k]fluoranthene207-08-9
beryllium7440-41-7
beryllium compounds with the exception of aluminium beryllium silicates
cadmium chloride10108-64-2
cadmium sulphate10124-36-4
calcium chromate13765-19-0
captafol (ISO); 1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-N-(1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethylthio)phthalimide2425-06-1
carbadox (INN); methyl-3-(quinoxalin-2-ylmethylene)carbazate 1,4-dioxide; 2-(methoxycarbonylhydrazonomethyl)quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide6804-07-5
chromium III chromate; chromic chromate24613-89-6
diazomethane334-88-3
dibenz[a,h]anthracene53-70-3
diethyl sulphate64-67-5
dimethyl sulphate77-78-1
dimethyl carbamoyl chloride79-44-7
N-nitrosodimethylamine; dimethylnitrosamine62-75-9
dimethylsulfamochloride13360-57-1
1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane; epichlorohydrin106-89-8
1,2-dichloroethane; ethylene dichloride107-06-2
ethylene oxide; oxirane75-21-8
ethyleneimine; aziridine151-56-4
hexachlorobenzene118-74-1
hexamethylphosphoric triamide; hexamethylphosphoramide680-31-9
hydrazine302-01-2
hydrazobenzene; 1,2-diphenylhydrazine122-66-7
methyl acrylamidomethoxyacetate (containing >0.1% acrylamide)77402-03-0
methyl-ONN-azoxymethyl acetate; methyl azoxy methyl acetate592-62-1
nitrofen (ISO); 2,4-dichlorophenyl 4-nitrophenyl ether1836-75-5
nitrosodipropylamine621-64-7
2-methoxyaniline; o-anisidine90-04-0
potassium bromate7758-01-2
propylene oxide; 1,2-epoxypropane; methyloxirane75-56-9
o-toluidine95-53-4
2-methylaziridine; propyleneimine75-55-8
salts of 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline; salts of 4,4'-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline)
salts of 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine; salts of 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'-ylenediamine
salts of 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine; salts of o-dianisidine
salts of 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine; salts of o-toluidine
strontium chromate7789-06-2
styrene oxide; (epoxyethyl)benzene; phenyloxirane96-09-3
sulfallate (ISO); 2-chlorallyl diethyldithiocarbamate95-06-7
thioacetamide62-55-5
urethane (INN); ethyl carbamate51-79-6
Mutagenic substances of Category 1
There are no substances classified in this category,
Mutagenic substances of Category 2
1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane96-12-8
acrylamide79-06-1
benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene50-32-8
diethyl sulphate64-67-5
ethylene oxide; oxirane75-21-8
ethyleneimine, aziridine151-56-4
hexamethylphosphoric triamide; hexamethylphosphoramide680-31-9
methyl acrylamidomethoxyacetate (containing >0.1% acrylamide)77402-03-0
Toxic for reproduction substances of Category 1,
lead hexafluorosilicate25808-74-6
lead acetate1335-32-6
lead alkyls
lead azide13424-46-9
lead chromate7758-97-6
lead compounds, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Part of this Schedule
lead di(acetate)301-04-2
lead 2,4,6-trinitroresorcinoxide; lead styphnate15245-44-0
lead (II) methanesulfonate17570-76-2
trilead bis(orthophosphate)7446-27-7
warfarin; 4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenylbutyl)coumarin81-81-2
Toxic for reproduction substances of Category 2
2-ethoxyethanol; ethylene glycol monoethyl ether110-80-5
2-ethylhexyl 3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl methyl thio acetate80387-97-9
2-methoxyethanol, ethylene glycol monoethyl ether109-86-4
benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene50-32-8
binapacryl (ISO); 2-sec butyl-4,6-dinitrophenyl-3-methylcrotonate485-31-4
N,N-dimethylformamide; dimethyl formamide68-12-2
dinoseb; 6-sec butyl-2,4-dinitrophenol88-85-7
dinoterb; 2-tert-butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol1420-07-1
ethylene thiourea; imidazolidine-2-thione; 2-imidazoline-2-thiol96-45-7
2-ethoxyethyl acetate; ethylglycol acetate111-15-9
methyl-ONN-azoxymethyl acetate; methyl azoxy methyl acetate592-62-1
2-methoxyethyl acetate; methylglycol acetate110-49-6
nickel tetracarbonyl13463-39-3
nitrofen (ISO); 2,4-dichlorophenyl 4-nitrophenyl ether1836-75-5
salts and esters of dinoseb, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Part of this Schedule
salts and esters of dinoterb

BChlorinated solvents requiring additional labelling phrase

The substances referred to in regulation 9(3B) are specified in the table below—

SubstanceCAS Number
Note The CAS Number is the number assigned to the substance by the Chemicals Abstract Service.
chloroform67-66-3
carbon tetrachloride56-23-5
1,1,2-trichloroethane79-00-5
1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane79-34-5
1,1,1,2-tetrachloroethane630-20-6
pentachloroethane76-01-7
1,1-dichloroethylene75-35-4
1,1,1-trichlororethane71-55-6

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

1.  These Regulations amend the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994/3247) (“the principal Regulations”) to—

(a)implement part of Council Directive 94/60/EC (OJ No. L 365, 31.12.94, p.1), the 14th Amendment to Council Directive 67/769/EEC (“the Marketing and Use Directive”);

(b)implement Commission Directive 94/69/EC (OJ No. L 381, 31.12.94, p.1) the 21st Adaptation to Technical Progress of Commission Directive 67/548/EEC (“the Dangerous Substances Directive”);

(c)remove from the scope of the Regulations plant protection products which are approved under separate product-specific legislation; and

(d)make several minor amendments to correct typographical errors, update references and clarify the drafting.

2.  Regulations 2(1), 3 and 9 of, and Schedule 6 to, the principal Regulations are amended to implement the part of Council Directive 94/60/EC which requires a special labelling phrase (“Restricted to professional users”) in certain circumstances.

3.  Regulation 3(1) of the principal Regulations is amended to remove from the scope of those Regulations plant protection products which are approved under the Plant Protection Products Regulations 1995 (S.I. 1995/887).

4.  Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations is amended to refer to the new 3rd Edition of the Approved Supply List, which is approved by the Health and Safety Commission under that regulation and replaces the 2nd Edition. The Approved Supply List implements Annex I to the Dangerous Substances Directive and the 3rd Edition incorporates the modifications required by Commission Directive 94/69/EC, which amends that Annex.

(2)

1972 c. 68; the definition of the Treaties referred to in section 2(2) was extended by section 1 of the European Economic Area Act 1993 (c. 51).

(3)

1974 c. 37; sections 15(1) and 50(3) were amended by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), Schedule 15, paragraphs 6 and 16(3) respectively.

(7)

1974 c. 37; section 15 was amended by the Employment Protection Act 1975 (c. 71), Schedule 15, paragraph 6.

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