Amendment to Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Designation Order in Japan

New substances were added to each category, 2 to the “Poisonous Substances” category and 14 to the “Deleterious Substances” category

In Japan, a decree partially amending the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Designation Order was promulgated in the Official Gazette on June 24, 2020, and came into force on July 1, 2020. Based on the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law, the contents of Article 1 “Poisonous Substances” and Article 2 “Deleterious Substances” in the order were amended as follows, and new substances were added to “Poisonous Substances” and “Deleterious Substances” respectively.

 

Newly Added to the “Poisonous Substances”

CAS NO. Contents (Abbr. PCTS: “preparations containing this substance”)
1307-96-6 Cobalt (II) oxide and PCTS
683-18-1 Dibutyl (dichloro) stannane and PCTS

Newly Added to the “Deleterious Substances”

CAS NO. Contents (Abbr. PCTS: “preparations containing this substance”)
78-96-6 1-aminopropan-2-ol and PTCS more than 4%
4439-24-1 2-Isobutoxyethanol and PTCS more than 10%
106-91-2 Oxiran-2-ylmethyl=methacrylate and PTCS
100-00-5 1-Chloro-4-nitrobenzene and PTCS
120-83-2 2,4-Dichlorofenol and PTCS
25154-52-3 Nonylphenol and PTCS more than 1%
88-12-0 1-Vinyl-2-pyrrolidone and PTCS more than 10%
12125-01-8 Ammonium fluoride and PTCS
7681-49-4 Sodium fluoride and PTCS more than 6%
100-20-9 Benzene-1,4-dicarbonyl dichloride and PTCS
98-88-4 Benzoyl chloride and PTCS more than 0.05%
75-75-2 Methanesulfonic acid and PTCS more than 0.5%
16721-80-5 Sodium bisulfide and PTCS
1313-82-2 Sodium sulfide (Anhydrous) and PTCS
1310-66-3 Lithium hydroxide monohydrate and PTCS more than 0.5%
※Originally it was listed but the reference value was 0.3%.

The following transitional measures are taken for these new additional substances.

  1. The provisions of Article 3 (Prohibition), Article 7 (Person in Charge of Handling Poisonous and Deleterious Substances), and Article 9 (Change of Registration) of the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Law shall not apply to those newly designated as poisonous or deleterious substances until September 30, 2020.
  2. The provisions of Article 12, paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Law (Indication of Poisonous or Deleterious Substances), shall not apply to newly designated poisonous or deleterious substances that exist on the date of enforcement of the amended Cabinet Order (July 1, 2020) until September 30, 2020.