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Updated Guidance on information requirements for physicochemical properties

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has published an update to the sub-chapter R.7.1 Physicochemical properties of the Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment.

Helsinki, 22 November 2012 - Updating sub-chapter R.7.1. Physicochemical properties within Chapter R.7a: Endpoint specific guidance was necessary due to the adoption of the CLP Regulation. As a result, Article 14 of the REACH Regulation determining whether a chemical safety assessment needs to be carried out, was amended to refer to the CLP Regulation rather than the Dangerous Substances Directive. The structure of sub-chapter R.7.1 has been altered and Chapter R.9: Physicochemical hazards has been made obsolete.

Sub-chapter R.7.1 of the Guidance on information requirements and chemical safety assessment underwent the normal consultation process resulting in a consensus amongst a dedicated Partner Expert Group, ECHA's Risk Assessment Committee and the Competent Authorities for REACH and CLP (CARACAL). The final version 2.0 reflects the implementation of the feedback received.