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Submit a GB CLP substance notification

Some businesses must give HSE information about the chemicals they supply. This is called ‘notification’. Notification applies to you if you are a:

You must submit your notification to HSE within one month of placing new substances on the GB market.
Notifications already made to ECHA and which are included in the ECHA Classification and Labelling Inventory on 31 December 2020, do not need to be re-notified.  This includes notifications made by:

If you fall into one of these categories, your notifications will be recognised in Great Britain and you will not have to submit new notifications to HSE. However, you may be asked by enforcing authorities to provide information relating to the ECHA notification or to the REACH registration. 

HSE wants to make sure that GB notifications are only made where necessary and companies avoid unnecessary re-notifications. A general exemption from notification is described in the Chemicals (Health and Safety) and Genetically Modified Organisms (Contained Use) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020. It will operate as follows:

If the classification of the substance changes, then you will need to submit a notification to HSE. Otherwise, notification will only be needed where a substance is placed on the GB market for the first time after 31 December 2020.

The GB CLP notification database will contain new GB notifications received after 31st December 2020. The database is maintained by HSE

Which substances must be notified under the GB CLP Regulation?

The substances which must be notified have not changed.  Substances requiring notification are:

Where substances subject to REACH registration have been registered under EU REACH prior to 31 December 2020 or under UK REACH after 31 December 2020, GB CLP notification is deemed to have been fulfilled.

 Submit a new GB CLP notification

You can submit a new notification online.

You will need the following information to complete the notification:

Submit a new notification online

Update an existing ECHA notification

To update an existing ECHA notification in the UK follow the same process as submitting a new GB notification for a substance new to the GB market.

Update an existing GB CLP notification

You should download this template (.docx)- Microsoft Word document (.docx), complete it and email it to [email protected]. You cannot update an existing GB CLP notification online.

Contact us

For help with notifications, contact us at [email protected]

The online GB CLP notification webform and GB CLP notification database and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

The HSE Privacy Policy Statement sets out the legal basis for processing personal information provided when submitting a GB CLP notification of a substance to HSE as the GB CLP Agency using the online webform.

This information is given to HSE under a statutory obligation so that HSE can fulfil its public functions.

For more information, including how we protect your information and access to your personal information and correction, please see the HSE Privacy Policy Statement.

How to submit a new GB CLP notification

You can notify by entering the required information on the GB notification web form

In the event that the webform is unavailable, submissions to the GB CLP notification database can be made using the  GB  notification database template (see below) and emailing to [email protected].

Updated: 2020-12-30