October 8, 2011, the SAWS published a draft proposal entitled the “Measures for the Administration of Hazardous Chemicals Safe Use Permit” for public consultation. A 40-day consulting period ended on 18 November.
The draft Measures were enacted based on Article 29 of Decree 591, which states that companies (except for HC manufacturers) who use hazardous chemicals to produce a different product (hereinafter as HC users) and whose use of quantities reaches a given volume set in relevant national rules must obtain a hazardous chemicals safe use permit (hereinafter as Safe Use Permit). The aim of the legislation is to strengthen the market access standard of HC users and regulate the application and issuance of the Safe Use Permit.
Companies subject to this draft proposal must meet all the below conditions:
whose industry shall be included in a “Catalogue of applicable industries for Hazardous Chemicals Safe Use Permit”;
who use a hazardous chemical substance to produce a different product;
whose use of quantities of a chemical substance reaches a specified volume set in the "Use Quantities Standard of the First Batch of Hazardous Chemicals” (Only a draft version is available now);
who is not a HC manufacturer/producer subject to Measures for the Administration of Hazardous Chemicals Safe Production Permit (SAWS Order 41 of 2011).
The draft Measures explicate the application conditions, submitted documents, certificate management, supervision, legal liabilities of the Safe Use Permit and a supplementary chapter about terms and definitions.
The draft Measures were released together with the “Catalogue of applicable industries for Hazardous Chemicals Safe Use Permit” and the "Use Quantities Standard of the First Batch of Hazardous Chemicals (draft)”.