This consultative document seeks comments on new regulations proposed by the Health and Safety Commission to revoke and replace the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 1994 (CHIP 2), as amended. These are referred to as CHIP. The new regulations will be known as the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP 3).
The Commission tries to make its consultation procedure as thorough and open as possible. Responses to this consultative document will be lodged in the Health and Safety Executive's Information Centres after the close of the consultation period where they can be inspected by members of the public or be copied to them on payment of the appropriate fee to cover costs.
Responses to this consultative document are invited on the basis that anyone submitting them agrees to their being dealt with in this way. Responses, or parts of them, will be withheld from the Information Centres only at the express request of the person making them. In such cases, a note will be put in the index to the responses identifying those who have commented and have asked that their views, or part of them, be treated as confidential.