November 2018

In this issue we cover the following topics:

  • ATP 11, 12 and 13 – Where are they?
  • Upcoming features to be added to the Professional & Packages edition.
  • New Lab – I2 becomes the fifth lab to join our growing list of labs able to offer the .hwol data delivery format

ATP 11, 12 and 13

There may have been some confusion regarding the past few ATP’s released. If you’ve reviewed a HazWasteOnline report recently you may have noticed that ATP 11 and ATP 12 have been omitted from the appendix whilst ATP 13 is present. Here’s why:

  • ATP 11 (Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/669) was published on the 16th of April 2018. This ATP is 755 pages long and contains the translations of all ~4500 chemical names into the other European languages. Therefore, as reports are documented in English, nothing from this ATP has been utilized.
  • ATP 12 has not been published yet. ATPs are not always published and adopted in order due to drafting, reviewing time and adoption. The 12th ATP constitutes the alignment of CLP to revision numbers 6 and 7 of the Globally Harmonised System for the classification and labeling of chemicals. It is in the process of adoption so we should expect its release in the near future!
  • ATP 13 (Commision Regulation (EU) 2018/1480) was published on the 4th of October 2018. This ATP amends the CLP by including Echa’s Risk Assessment Committee’s (Rac) 2017 opinions on harmonized classification of several substances to Annex VI. The ATP updated 18 substances and added 16 new entries.

Upcoming features to the Professional & Packages edition

In August we released 2 new features to the Professional and Packages edition for HazWasteOnline subscribers. These were: 
           – Review/edit the reasoning for the selection of all metal species simultaneously.
           – Copy an existing substance and all its meta data to more efficiently define a new user-defined substance.

In spring 2019 we will be adding a WAC interface to HazWasteOnline making it easier for you to see if your waste is suitable for disposal at an inert, stable non-reactive or hazardous landfill. We can already import the WAC data present in a .hwol file but don’t present it in HazWasteOnline; this new user interface will allow you to both review your WAC data but also assess it against the WAC criterial for the various classes of landfill.  It will be country specific so for example Irish users will have the relevant Irish WAC while UK subscribers will have the relevant UK WAC criteria including the 3x derogations for some waste streams at certain hazardous landfills.  

We are pleased to announce that i2 is now able to deliver the .hwol data file format for the rapid and auditable input of chemistry data into a Job in HazWasteOnline.

If your favourite lab is i2 (or any of the other labs listed below) and you want to start importing .hwol data files;

  • simply ask the lab for the .hwol file along with your normal deliverables.
  • send Support ( a copy of the .hwol file
  • Support will check the file and then call you to guide you through the importation of your first .hwol file.

The current list of labs that support the .hwol data file format is:

  • ALS
  • Chemtest
  • Concept Life Sciences
  • Exova Jones
  • i2

DETS, SOCOTEC and Chemtech are in the process of  commissioning their new Lab Information Management System (which has to be done first) and/or working towards providing the .hwol format so expect to see them coming on board in 2019.