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Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel

Scope

This Regulation lays down rules for the establishment and application of the voluntary EU Ecolabel scheme.It applies to any goods or services which are supplied for distribution, consumption or use on the Community market whether in return for payment or free of charge.

Exemptions

Exemption from the regulation are medicinal products for human use, as defined in Directive 2001/83/EC relating to medicinal products for human use, or for veterinary use as defined in Directive 2001/82/EC relating to veterinary medicinal products. Also, the regulation does not apply to any type of medical devices.

Regulatory activities

Regulation defines for any operator who wishes to use the EU Ecolabel the rules for application and award of the EU Ecolabel, and also terms and conditions of its use. MS authorities shall in respect of products to which it has awarded the EU Ecolabel, verify that the product complies with the EU Ecolabel criteria and assessment requirements published under Article 8 on a regular basis. The component body shall, as appropriate, also undertake such verification upon complaint. These verifications may take the form of random spot-checks.

Relevant product types

Not applicable

Reference documents

Complementary to the Ecolabel regulation, technical criteria for each product group are defined in order to decrease the main environmental impacts over the entire life cycle of the product. The revision process is carried out by DG ENV together with key experts and in consultation with main stakeholders. Regulation (EC) no 1272/2008 (CLP) Regulation (EC) no 1907/2006 (REACH)

Obligations based on CLP hazard class

Pursuant to Article 6(6), the EU Ecolabel may not be awarded to goods containing substances or preparations/mixtures meeting the criteria for classification as toxic, hazardous to the environment, carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR), in accordance with the CLP Regulation (1272/2008/EC).

Obligations based on properties of concerns

Pursuant to Article 6 (6) and (7), the EU Ecolabel may not be awarded to goods containing substances referred to in Article 57 (i.e., substances of very high concern (SVHCs)) of the REACH Regulation (1907/2006/EC), nor to goods containing substances that are identified according to the procedure described in Article 59(1) of REACH, present in mixtures, in an article or in any homogeneous part of a complex article in concentrations higher than 0,1 % (weight by weight).

EU-level occupational exposure limits

Not applicable

EU-level emission limit values

No provision

Substance-centric data source(s) at the EU level

Regulation does not contain any explicit list of substances and/or list of products.

Owner

DG Environment - for issues related to Ecolabel

Update process

DG Environment and MS competent bodies

Amendments

Corrigendum to Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the EU Ecolabel Commission Regulation (EU) No 782/2013 of 14 August 2013 amending Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the EU Ecolabel Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1941 of 24 October 2017 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the EU Ecolabel

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