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Japan Announces 185 New Chemicals Substances as General Chemical Substances under CSCL
Aug 08, 2022
185 new chemical substances are considered as Newly Announced Chemical Substances (notified on and after April 1, 2011) and categorized as General Chemical Substances under the framework of Japan CSCL.
Japan PRTR: CAS Numbers Updated for Class I and II substances
Aug 01, 2022
On July 26, 2022, the Japanese National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) updated the List of CAS numbers for the Class I and Class II substances controlled under the Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (PRTR) Law.
Japan Chemical Industry Association Publishes SDS Guidance
Jul 18, 2022
The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) recently published a guidance to assist industry in compilating SDSs according to the new requirements under the revised ISHL. The guidance, although not an official regulation, is considered of high value for reference since it was prepared in in-depth cooperation with the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW).
Japan to Ban 56 PFOA-related Compounds
Jul 13, 2022
On July 7, 2022, the Central Environment Council under Japanese Ministry of Economy issued a notice that 56 perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)-related compounds will be designated as Class I Specified Chemical Substances controlled under Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL) after the public consultation in March 2022 and 4 rounds of discussions within the Council afterwards.
[Updated] Japan Proposes to Add Additional Existing Substances into the FCM Positive List
Jul 01, 2022
On April 26, 2022, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan announced to start the nomination for existing substances in the FCM Positive List again. The application can be submitted before July 16, 2022. MHLW emphasized that this would be the last opportunity to submit a request for an existing substance to be included in the FCM Positive List.
Japan Seeks Testing Data from Industry to Help Classify 46 Hazardous Chemicals
Jun 22, 2022
Japan launched a new project to regularly collect testing data on chemical hazards from the public every year.
Japan Revises SDS and Labelling Requirements under ISHL
Jun 07, 2022
On May 31, 2022, Japan’s Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) published the amendments to Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health, which stipulated new rules about the SDS delivery methods, SDS elements, labelling requirements, etc.
Japan: GHS Rev. 6 to Apply as of May 25, 2022
May 27, 2022
Japan has aligned its JIS Z 7252 and 7253 standards on chemical classification, labelling and safety data sheets (SDSs) with the GHS Rev.6. Chemical suppliers have until May 24, 2022 to adopt the requirements and update their SDSs and labels.
Japan Updates Test Methods for Household Products Containing Harmful Substances
Apr 01, 2022
On March 28, 2022, the Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) deleted the test methods for household products containing hazardous substances from Annex 1 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Law on the Control of Household Products Containing Harmful Substances. Instead, the test methods are published as a separate document.
Japan Adds 234 Substances for Mandatory SDS and Labeling Requirements under ISHL (Updated on March 2, 2022)
Mar 02, 2022
On December 16, 2021, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) consulted to add 234 substances to Schedule 9 of the Enforcement Order of ISHL, with corresponding content thresholds for providing SDS and labels in Schedule 2 of Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health.
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