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Aerosol Dispensers Directive

Council Directive 75/324/EEC of 20 May 1975 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to aerosol dispensers

Scope

Directive shall apply to aerosol dispensers as defined in Article 2. Definitions: 'aerosol dispenser' shall mean any non-reusable container made of metal, glass or plastic and containing a gas compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, with or without a liquid, paste or powder, and fitted with a release device allowing the contents to be ejected as solid or liquid particles in suspension in a gas, as a foam, paste or powder or in a liquid state. (Art.2) 'Substance' means substance as defined in Article 2 (7) of the CLP Regulation (Annex, point 1.7a) 'Mixture' means mixture as defined in Article 2 (8) of the CLP Regulation (Annex, point 1.7b)

Exemptions

Exemption for aerosol dispensers with a maximum capacity of less than 50ml, and those with a maximum capacity greater than that specified in Annex to this Directive.

Regulatory activities

Affixing the symbol '3' (inverted epsilon) as a proof that aerosol dispensers satisfy the requirements of this Directive.(Art.3) Labelling: Without prejudice to the CLP Regulation, each aerosol dispenser must bear particulars as defined in Article 8 in visible, legible and indelible characters.

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Yes 1272/2008/EC-CLP Regulation

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Yes Annex, point 2.2. Labelling: Without prejudice to the CLP Regulation each aerosol dispenser must visibly bear the defined marking.

Obligations based on properties of concerns

No No provisions in the Directive on the compliance obligations for substances with properties of concern.

EU-level occupational exposure limits

Not applicable

EU-level emission limit values

Not applicable

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Not applicable

Industry submission system in place

No

Format for industry submission

Not applicable

Owner

DG GROW

Update process

DG GROW Directive is currently under evaluation.

Amendments

ACT concerning the conditions of accession of the Hellenic Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties, 19.11.1979 ACT concerning the conditions of accession of the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties, 15.11.1985 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 94/1/EC of 6 January 1994 COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 807/2003 of 14 April 2003 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/47/EC Text with EEA relevance of 8 April 2008 REGULATION (EC) No 219/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 11 March 2009 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2013/10/EU Text with EEA relevance of 19 March 2013 COMMISSION DIRECTIVE (EU) 2016/2037 Text with EEA relevance of 21 November 2016

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