September 2022

Welcome to our September 2022 newsletter. For this edition, we have a number of topics to bring to your attention:

  • Upgraded Search Tool
  • Add Determinands to and/or modify Determinands in a Job
  • ATP 18
  • Asbestos fragments in soils – two LoW codes

Upgraded Search Tool (All Editions)

The upgraded Search Tool allows you to search;
– Jobs,
– Lab (.hwol) files,
– Waste Stream Templates and
– Substances (Determinands).

The search results are independent of any User (current or past users) so searches, for example, all the Jobs in your project not just your own. It presents the results in a new tab called “Search Results”. You can click on one of the results and it opens the entity; a Job, template, hwol file or substance meta data window.

The searchable fields in the database are listed in the table below.

Search EntitySearch Fields
           Job Name; Project; Site; Classification Report serial number
       Lab Files File Name; Project; Site; Description
    Waste Streams     Name; Description
      Substances Name; CAS number; EC Number; CLP Index No.; Comments; Data Source

Note that if your project has access to two or more classification engines, engines that utilise either the MCL List (GB CLP Regulation) or the Table 3 (EU CLP Regulation), then you will have the option to search either data set. This might be useful if the EU dataset has a substance but GB dataset does not (or vice-a-versa).

Adding a Determinand to a Job and/or modifying existing Determinands (Packages Edition)

We are pleased to let you know that you if you have the higher Packages Edition of HazWasteOnline, you can now modify the list of Determinands in a Job. You can add extra substances, delete unwanted ones and move substances to change their order.

To add a determinand, simply click on the Determinand label at the top of the column and select “Add determinand…”

This generates a search box which allows you to search the database (EU CLP Table 3 or GB CLP MCL List as defined by your classification engine), select the determinand and add it to the Job.  Note that you can also pick the units from the Add determinand window.

The new determinand will be added at the bottom of the Job page.

Moving determinands – You can change a determinands position in the Job page by holding the mouse pointer over the number (1st) column, holding the left mouse button down and then simply dragging the determinand to the desired position.  This function also keeps any concentration values.

Delete or Replace determinands – You can also left click on any existing determinand and either Delete or Replace the determinand. If you use the Replace a determinand function, it keeps the existing concentration values.

Note that you cannot change the units when you select the Replace option. If you need to change the units as well as replace a determinand, delete the determinand first and then use the Add determinand option (and then re-enter the relevant concentration values)

ATP 18

ATP 18 (Regulation (EU) 2022/692) was published earlier this year. The EU CLP classification engines (2018/C 124/01, WM3 v1.1.NI and EU WM3 v1.1.NI) have been updated accordingly. This has added 39 new substances, modified 17 existing substances and deleted 1 substance from Annex VI, Table 3 of the CLP.

While nineteen of the new substances are related to cosmetics and most classifiers are unlikely to come across them, there two inorganic compounds that classifiers may encounter: tellurium and tellurium oxide, both hazardous at 3,000 mg/kg

The most notable change is to vanadium pentoxide which is now much more hazardous, triggering carcinogenic HP 7 at 1,000 mg/kg, following the addition of H350.  Prior to ATP18 it was hazardous at 5602 mg/kg. The HSE has reached the same opinion (August 2022) but has yet to decide when the MCL list will be formerly updated.

Using this information and the CLP requirement that the most up-to-date information should be used, we have “self-classified” vanadium pentoxide, adding the missing H350; so the MCL List version will give the same outcome as Table 3 version.

Asbestos fragments in soils – two LoW codes (All Editions)

We have added the ability for classifiers to report two LoW codes for Chapter 17 wastes containing visible fragments of asbestos or Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).

This feature is available in both WM3 classification engines (WM3 v1.2.GB and WM3 v1.1.NI) but not available in the EU engines (EU WM3 v1.1.NI and EU/2018/C 124/01) as EU member states do not provide additional guidance on this particular scenario.

 This dual assessment (i.e. two LoW codes) can easily be accomplished by adding the following determinands to your Waste Stream Template:

asbestos – which will cover the results from the laboratory, and
asbestos in identifiable pieces of suspected ACM – this will allow you to enter a nominal XX% to reflect the asbestos concentration in the fragment(s).

Note that if you have the Packages Edition of HazWasteOnline, you can also utilise the “Add determinand…” feature and add these determinands directly to an existing Job.

To follow UK guidance, a second drop down list is added to the Details tab containing :

17 06 05 * (Construction materials containing asbestos)     (default)
17 06 01 * (Insulation materials containing asbestos)

Assuming you have fragments of ACM with more than 0.1% asbestos (e.g. 50%), your report will contain two LoW codes (one for the soil, the second for the fragment(s)) and a second table detailing the asbestos fragments. For example:

and below this two tables recording your results: