Shenzhen Publishes Provincial Hazardous Chemicals Management Catalog


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On Jan 15, 2019, Shenzhen Administration of Work Safety published Shenzhen’s first batch of banned, restricted and controlled hazardous chemicals catalog. It will be implemented on Apr 1st 2019 and will remain valid for 1 year.

The Catalog consists of 3 parts (Download the catalog) containing a total of 845 hazardous chemicals/group chemicals: Annex 1, 2 and 3. Annex 1 is a negative list for chemicals banned in the city, while the latter 2 are the positive lists of chemicals. Chemical sequence numbers in the catalog are associated with the serial numbers in the 2015 China Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals. The 845 chemical items make up less than 30% of chemical items in the 2015 inventory, which means more than 70% of hazardous chemicals listed in the 2015 inventory are not eligible for use. Details are elaborated as below:

Annex 1- Citywide banned chemicals - It contains total 56 hazardous chemicals which will be banned from circulation (manufacture, storage, operation, transport or usage) in the entire city of Shenzhen.

Annex 2- Restricted and controlled chemicals in Shenzhen’s central area - It contains 159 items of hazardous chemicals (158 hazardous chemicals and group chemicals with serial number 2828 in the 2015 China Inventory of Hazardous Chemicals). Hazardous chemicals listed in Annex 2 are allowed to be used, transported and stored during industrial manufacture in Shenzhen’s central area, while unlisted hazardous chemicals could only be circulated in the central area in the form of reagents compliant with national standards.

Annex 3- Restricted and controlled chemicals outside Shenzhen’s central area - It contains 789 items of hazardous chemicals, including all 159 items in Annex 2, which are allowed to be used, transported and stored during industrial manufacture outside Shenzhen’s central area. For other unlisted hazardous chemicals, circulations are allowed only in the form of reagents compliant with national standards.

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