The Impact Assessment Study on the alignment of the Pressure Equipment Directive to the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation was conducted in 2012-2013.
The study analyses the changes required to Article 9 of the Directive in view of the classification of the fluids on the basis of the CLP Regulation which is going to replace the current classification under the Dangerous Substances Directive 67/548/EEC (DSD).
The CLP Regulation is implementing the Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals in the EU.
The CLP Regulation will replace the Dangerous Substances Directive over a transitional period that will end on 31 May 2015.
Downstream legislation that refers to the Dangerous Substances Directive - including the PED - will need to be aligned to the CLP Regulation.
Please note that the alignment options in the study are presented by the contractor and do not necessarily reflect the position of the European Commission services.
Final Report - February 2013
Prepared for DG Enterprise & Industry