The new ECHA guideline on labelling and packaging includes the clarification that transport packaging does not need to carry CLP labels. We spoke to Loes Brust and Janice Robinson of CEPE’s Transport Committee about this sucess for the group and other current projects.
What is the current status on the IMDG code harmonisation of the viscous flammable liquid exemption?
Loes Brust and Janice Robinson: The harmonisation of the viscous flammable liquid exemption this summer was a great success for us. While the exemption was 450 l in the UN Model Regulations and for road and rail transport, due to the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code transport by sea was limited to 30 l. Companies can make use of the new higher limit from 2019 on.
You also worked towards transport packaging no longer requiring CLP labels. What was the issue here?
What projects is the Transport Committee mainly working on at the moment?
Brust and Robinson: Our main concern at the moment are the requirements for environmentally hazardous materials. There is no specific Dangerous Goods List entry for such paints and coatings, they are simply transported as ‘environmentally hazardous substance’. But there is also a requirement to identify the hazard inducing component, which we disagree with. We have spoken to emergency responders and transport authorities – e.g. from the United States where this requirement is not in place – about this issue. They backed our opinion that indicating the hazard inducer is unnecessary, as the protocol of emergency is the same and an indication as environmentally hazardous does suffice.
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