This consultation ended on 13 February 2009.
This document seeks comments on the proposed Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 – to be known as CHIP 4.
The current CHIP Regulations need to be amended as a consequence of the adoption and entry into force of the European Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures, known as the CLP Regulation.
The CLP Regulation adopts in the European Union, the internationally agreed Global Harmonised System on the classification and labelling of chemicals, known as the ‘GHS’.
'HSE consulted stakeholders on the new CLP Regulation via CD213, which was published on 14 August 2007 and closed on 2 November 2007.
Although the CLP Regulation will be directly acting on Member States, without the need for transposition, the proposed amendments will allow CHIP to be aligned with the transitional period of the CLP Regulation and to ensure that the provisions of the CLP Regulation can be enforced in Great Britain, both throughout the transitional period and beyond.
The questionnaire seeks your views on each proposed amendment and asks if they will cause you/your organisation any difficulties. We also ask about the initial estimated costs and benefits of CHIP 4.
To present your views, please make use of the online questionnaire, or download a form to complete. Your views will be considered alongside those of other respondents to the consultation. While we will acknowledge all the responses that we receive, we do not intend to respond individually to each comment made. However, the collated comments and responses will be available for examination at the HSE Knowledge Centre in Bootle. We have followed the Cabinet Office Code of Practice on Consultation.
Responses should be sent by 13 February 2009 to:
International Chemicals Unit
Health and Safety Executive
9SW Rose Court
2 Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HS