On April 1st, Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of the Environment (MOE) issued Joint Notice No. 2 and 3, announcing the addition of 13 substances (e.g. N, N-Dimethyldodecylamine, No. 165) to Priority Assessment Chemical Substances (PACs), as well as the deletion of 4 substances (e.g. N, N-Dimethyldodecylamine N-oxide) from the list.