Closed guidance consultations

If ECHA identifies a need for updating existing guidance or for developing new guidance, it will prepare a corresponding draft document. A consultation procedure will be initiated based on this first draft and that will follow the following steps: 

  • Consultation of a Partner Expert Group (PEG);
  • Consultation of ECHA's Committees and/or Forum, where relevant;
  • Concluding consultation of the European Commission and the relevant Competent Authorities.

In order to ensure that the guidance updating process is kept transparent and open to participation by relevant partners, drafts of the texts and feedback from the different consultation steps will be published on this webpage.

Guidance on labelling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (Version 4.2, 2021)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(08/09/2020)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLSX]
Draft to CARACAL and Forum
download document [PDF]
(03/12/2020)
CARACAL and Forum - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
 
Final guidance
Guidance on harmonised information relating to emergency health response – Annex VIII to CLP (Version 4.0, 2021)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(08/09/2020)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLSX]
Draft to CARACAL and Forum
download document [PDF]
(03/12/2020)
CARACAL and FORUM - Summary of comments
download document [XLSX]
 
Final guidance
Guidance on Labelling and Packaging under CLP (Version 4.1, 2020)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(02/12/2019)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF]
(03/03/2020)
CARACAL - summary of comments
download document [XLSX]
 
Final guidance
Poison Centres (Version 3.0, 2020)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(2/12/2019)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF]
(03/03/2020)
CARACAL - summary of comments
Download document [XLSX]
 
Final guidance
Guidance on harmonised information relating to emergency health response – Annex VIII to CLP (Version 2.0, 2019)

 

Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF]
(14/05/2019 )
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document
Final guidance
download document

 

Labelling and packaging under CLP (Version 4.0, 2018)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(08/05/2018)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to Forum
Download document [PDF] (20/07/2018)
Forum - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
Download document [PDF] (16/10/2018)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP 

 

Poison Centres (Version 1.0, 2019)

 

Draft to PEG
download document [PDF]
(02/03/2018)
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to Forum
Download document [PDF] (20/06/2018)
Forum - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
Download document [PDF] (11/10/2018)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
Download document [XLSX]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP 

 

CLP Introductory Guidance (Version 3.0, 2019)
Draft to CARACAL via fast track procedure
download document [PDF] (22/10/2018)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Labelling and packaging under CLP (Version 3.0, 2017)
Draft to PEG
Download document [PDF] (05/09/2016 )
Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
Download document [PDF] (17/01/2017)
Committees - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
Download document [PDF] (21/04/2017)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Application of the CLP criteria Parts 1, 2, 3 (update for 8th ATP) (Version 5.0, 2017)
Draft to PEG
Part 1 [PDF]
Part 2 [PDF]
Part 3 [PDF] (07/07/2016)
Annex VII [PDF]
Composition of PEG
Download document [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
Part 1 [PDF]
Part 2 [PDF]
Part 3 [PDF] (30/01/2017)
Annex VII [PDF]
Committees - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
Part 1 [PDF]
Part 2 [PDF]
Part 3 [PDF] (28/04/2017)
Annex VII [PDF]
CARACAL - Summary of comments
Download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Guidance on the preparation of dossiers for harmonised classification and labelling (Version 2.0, 2014)
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (18/11/2013)

Composition of PEG [PDF]
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (20/03/2014)
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS] 
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (05/06/2014 )
CARACAL - summary of comments
No comments received
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Application of the CLP Criteria Part 3: Health Hazards (update for 2nd & 4th ATP)
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (20/07/2012)1
download document [PDF] (27/02/2013)2
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] ( 13/05/2013 )
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] ( 16/08/2013 )
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Final Guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

 

Application of the CLP Criteria Part 2: Physical Hazards (update for 2nd & 4th ATP)
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (20/07/2012)1
download document [PDF] (18/02/2013)2
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] ( 16/05/2013 )
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] ( 16/07/2013 )
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Final Guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Further development of the RIP 3.6 Guidance - Human health hazards (Specific concentration limits)
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (23.06.2011)
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (31.05.2012)
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (24.08.2012)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP
Further development of the RIP 3.6 guidance – Environmental hazards
Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (21.04.2011)
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (17.11.2011)
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (06.03.2012)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS] 
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP
CLH proposals

 

PEG - Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (04.11.2009)
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Committees - Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (22.01.2010)
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
CARACAL - Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (31.03.2010)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

Further development of the RIP 3.6 guidance - Labelling and packaging

 

PEG - Draft to PEG
download document [PDF] (06.09.2010)
PEG - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Committees - Draft to Committees
download document [PDF] (18.11.2010)
Committees - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
CARACAL - Draft to CARACAL
download document [PDF] (10.02.2011)
CARACAL - Summary of comments
download document [XLS]
Final guidance
Guidance on CLP

 

1) Document subject to a first consultation round
2) Document subject to a second consultation round

Collecting feedback

ECHA will systematically collect information on experience related to the use of existing guidance and the potential needs to develop new guidance. The main sources for such information are the questions from industry received by the ECHA helpdesk, issues arising from the national  helpdesks, and issues highlighted by authorities during the use of guidance documents.