Europe: The transitional period for regulation 2020/878 ends on 31 December 2022

Europe: The transitional period for regulation 2020/878 ends on 31 December 2022

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Annex II of REACH and requirements for SDS compilation

Regulation 2015/830, published on May 28th 2015, amends Annex II of Regulation (EU) 1907/2006 (REACH) setting the requirements for the compilation of Safety Data Sheets, a key element for the communication of information regarding chemical substances and mixtures in the European Union.

On June 26th 2020 the European Commission published Regulation 2020/878 which replaced Regulation 2015/830 as the up-to-date regulatory reference for the compilation of Safety Data Sheets.

Regulation 2020/878: what’s new?

Among the major changes to the SDS requirements, we report:

  • Additional information regarding endocrine disruptors in section 2.3, 11 and 12
  • Changes in the criteria for reporting substances in section 3.2
  • Revision of section 9 content
  • Inclusion of UFI code in section 1.1 (e.g. products without label)

Regulation 2020/878: when?

The date of application of Reg. 2020/878 is January 1st 2021. However, according to Article 2 of the Regulation, SDS complying with Regulation 2015/830 may continue to be provided until December 31st 2022.

After the transitional period, all Safety Data Sheets must be produced in accordance with the new Regulation.

Selerant suites already foresees the possibilityto generate SDS following the updated 2020/878 format.

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