Commission Directive 90/492/EEC of 5 September 1990 adapting to technical progress for the second time Council Directive 88/379/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations

Celex Number31990L0492
Coming into Force20 September 1990
End of Effective Date29 July 1999
ELIhttp://data.europa.eu/eli/dir/1990/492/oj
Published date05 October 1990
Date05 September 1990
Official Gazette PublicationOfficial Journal of the European Communities, L 275, 5 October 1990
EUR-Lex - 31990L0492 - EN

Commission Directive 90/492/EEC of 5 September 1990 adapting to technical progress for the second time Council Directive 88/379/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations

Official Journal L 275 , 05/10/1990 P. 0035 - 0038
Finnish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 10 P. 0003
Swedish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 10 P. 0003


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COMMISSION DIRECTIVE

of 5 September 1990

adapting to technical progress for the second time Council Directive 88/379/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations

(90/492/EEC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community,

Having regard to Council Directive 88/379/EEC of 7 June 1988 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations (1), as amended by Commission Directive 89/178/EEC (2), and in particular Article 15 thereof,

Whereas, when the abovementioned Directive was adopted, the Commission, at the Council's request, was asked to examine the specific problem of mixtures of gases;

Whereas Annex I to Directive 88/379/EEC includes tables fixing concentration limits, expressed as a mass/mass percentage, to be used in applying the conventional method of assessing health hazards in accordance with Article 3 (5);

Whereas these concentration limits are not appropriate in the case of preparations marketed in gaseous form;

Whereas concentration limits expressed as a volume/volume percentage should therefore be inserted into Annex I; whereas these concentration limits are valid only for gaseous constituents used in preparations in gaseous form;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for the Adaptation to Technical Progress of the Directives on Removal of Technical Barriers to Trade in Dangerous Substances and Preparations,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:

Article 1

Annex I to Directive 88/379/EEC is amended in the manner set out in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

Member States shall adopt and...

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