Changes ruled out for chemical products used in the construction sector
EU rules on the information provided with chemical products used in the construction sector do not need to be extended to include more information on hazardous ingredients, the European Commission has decided.
- The Commission report has concluded that the declarations of performance (DOPs) introduced by the 2011 Construction Products Regulation (CPR) already contain sufficient provisions on chemicals.
- The Report recommends the use of other regulatory regimes to boost disclosure of hazardous substances in building products should be considered.
- No decision has been reached on how to assess which other rules could be used to promote the disclosure of hazardous substances in building products.
When the CPR was under negotiation some stakeholders pushed for more information on chemical content to be included in the DOPs. But the final regulation only required the Commission to review the situation and report back to member states and MEPs by April 2014.
- Companies selling construction products in the EU must include some information on any hazardous substances their products emit in their DOPs.
- They must also attach to the DOPs any information required by REACH on chemicals within the products that are substances of very high concern (SVHCs). REACH currently lists 155 SVHCs.
REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL as foreseen in Article 67(1) of Regulation (EU) 305/2011
Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC
Source: ENDS Europe