Notification of change in the BASTA system

2014-11-28

To all our participating suppliers

As of the 1 of June 2015 some changes in the properties criteria will be introduced in the BASTA system.

It is therefore important that you as a supplier in the system, well before the changes take effect, review your products in accordance to the new BASTA and BETA criteria.

The changes in the property criteria are as follows:

Tightening of BASTA criteria (effective 2015-06-01)

Criteria 14, alternative 2 (CLP)

Criteria 14 specify a limit of 1% for substances classified STOT-SE category 1 (H370). According to the ”Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria” table 3.8.3, mixtures/preparations classified as STOT-SE Category 1 and Category 2 H370 and H371 shall not occur. For mixtures/preparations containing substances classified as STOT-SE category 2 with a concentration of ≥10%, the mixture/preparation as such shall be classifies as STOT-SE category 2 (H371), and should consequently be included in the criteria. H371 ≥10% will be added in criteria 14 Alternative 2.

Criteria 15, alternative 2 (CLP)

Criteria 15 specify a limit of 1% for substances classified STOT-RE category 1 (H372). According to the ”Guidance on the Application of the CLP Criteria” table 3.9.4, mixtures/preparations classified as STOT-RE Category 1 and Category 2 H372 and H373 shall not occur. For mixtures/preparations containing substances classified as STOT-RE category 2 with a concentration of ≥10%, the mixture/preparation as such shall be classifies as STOT-RE category 2 (H373), and should consequently be included in the criteria. H373 ≥10% will be added in criteria 15 Alternative 2.

Registration of products in the BASTA system after 1/6 2015

After the 1/6 2015 all registrations in the system will be in accordance with Alternative 2 of the criteria (CLP version), since all mixtures placed on the market later than 1/6 must be labeled according to the CLP. After this date, no updates are undertaken in Alternative 1 of the criteria. This means that after the 1/6 2015 notifications updating the CLP version will not result in an update in Alternative 1 (KIFS version) of the criteria. All products registered against Alternative 1 must from the 1/6 2015 be assessed in accordance with Alternative 2.

Notification of changes in the Terms of agreement – Safety Data Sheets used as risk-information in BETA.

IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute has investigated whether a safety data sheet which complies with the REACH Regulation covers the information required by BASTA’s terms and conditions and concluded that this is the case.

Therefore it has been decided that a safety data sheet can suffices as risk-information for chemical products, provided that it meets the requirements under REACH Regulation.

The wording: “For chemical products, a safety data sheet may be sufficient as environmental- and health safety information, provided that it covers the same information as the environmental- and health safety information according to the template provided by BASTAonline AB.” will be replaced by “for chemical products a safety data sheet can suffice as environmental and health safety information provided this complies with the REACH Regulation, Title IV (Information in the supply chain). “

Yours Sincerely

Sussi Wetterlin and Anna Widheden

BASTAonline AB