• June 7, 2019
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Thailand | Draft notification of the Ministry of Industry on List of Hazardous Substances Act



Title of document
Draft notification of the Ministry of Industry on List of Hazardous Substances Act (No.5) B.E. 2562 (2019) (5 page(s), in Thai)

Description
The draft notification aims at amending the list of Hazardous Substances (under the Hazardous Substances Act). This proposed list involves the revision and inclusion of the respected hazardous substances attached to the Notification of Ministry of Industry on List of Hazardous Substances B.E. 2556 (2013) and the List of Hazardous Substances (No.4) B.E. 2560 (2017). Details are as the following;      1.  Food and Drug Administration revised the hazardous substances category (type) as the following:           List 4.1, No. 24 Chlorpyrifos, to be adjusted from type 3 to type 4     List 4.1, No. 25 Chlorpyrifos-methyl, to be changed from type 2 to type 4     List 4.2, No. 15 Amphoteric surfactants, to be changed from type 3 to type 1 (No requirement for hazardous registration and license) 2. Department of Industrial Works (DIW) revised the control of 2 items of hazardous substances by adding the exemption conditions as the following:     List 5.1, No. 60 Methoxyacetic acid, except impurity = 0.3% w/w     List 5.1, No. 477 Hexachlorobenzene, except impurity = 0.005% w/w     Those conditions shall be inserted accordingly. 3. Food and Drug Administration included items of hazardous substances into the existing lists:     3.1  Add 5 items in list 4.1 as Hazardous Substance type 2 No. 226 Citric Acid (Monohydrate): CAS No. 5949-29-1 No. 227 Citric Acid (Anhydrous): CAS No. 77-92-9 No. 228 D (-) Lactic Acid: CAS No. 10326-41-7 No. 229 DL-Lactic Acid or Racemic Lactic Acid: CAS No. 598-82-3 or 50-21-5 No. 230 L (+) Lactic Acid: CAS No. 79-33-4 Conditions: This is applicable if the products are used in household or public health activity with the purposes of disinfecting floor, wall, sanitary ware, and other materials or being used as an anti-clogging of drainage system or sewer line.     3.2   Add No. 29 Amine Oxides as Hazardous Substances Type 1 in List 4.2 4. Department of Industrial Works (DIW) added 7 items in List 5.1 as Hazardous Substance Type 3     No. 519 Decabromodiphenyl Ether: CAS No. 1163-19-5     No. 520 Chloroalkanes, C6-C18: CAS No. 68920-70-7     No. 521 Chloroalkanes, C10-C12: CAS No. 108171-26-2     No. 522 Chloroalkanes, C10-C13: CAS No. 85535-84-8     No. 523 Chloroalkanes, C10-C14: CAS No. 85681-73-8     No. 524 Chloroalkanes, C12-C13: CAS No. 71011-12-6           No. 525 Chloroalkanes, C12-C14: CAS No. 85536-22-7.

Notifying member: Thailand

NotificationG/TBT/N/THA/545

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety; Protection of the environment; Other

Objective
To amend the List of Hazardous Substances by revising its type and adding the new entry substances, the amendment will facilitate the proper measure on new concern substance control and it is also in line with the concern chemicals under Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. It provides safety and benefit to human and environment.

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Agency responsible
Department of Industrial Works (DIW), Ministry of Industry


Timing:

  • Submission: 06/06/2019
  • Reception: 06/06/2019
  • Distribution: 07/06/2019
  • Final date for comments: 06/08/2019
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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