On September 27, 2022, the Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment released a notice to solicit public comments for the Draft List of New Pollutants for Priority Management (2022) (hereinafter referred to as “2022 Draft”). The 2022 Draft contains 14 types of new pollutants, specifying their names, CAS numbers and major environmental risk control measures. Comments are welcome before October 28, 2022.
The 2022 Draft recategorizes the 23 of 28 types of new pollutants listed in the 2021 Draft into the above 14 types. It deletes the following 5 types, i.e., dioxins, formaldehyde, ethanal, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene. In addition, the 2022 Draft provides more detailed information for chemical identification (i.e., CAS number).