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South Korea Designates 15 New Toxic Chemicals

  •   17 Oct 2018
  •    Nadine He
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    • 15 chemical substances were listed as toxic.
    • Chemical name or concentration threshold were updated for 3 toxic substances that were previously designated.
    • Additional transitional measures were provided for control of these substances.

    On 12 Oct, 2018, South Korea National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) published by NIER Announcement No.2018-42 a batch of 15 chemicals (given No. 2018-1-855 to 2018-1-869) that are newly designated as toxic chemical substances. In addition, the chemical names of two toxic chemical substances (Given No. 2017-1-774, 2018-1-829) were updated. The concentration threshold of one toxic chemical substance (Given No. 2017-1-789) in mixture was updated from 25% to 5%. The updates came into effective immediately. Please download the updated details of substances here.

    *The above mentioned updates were issued for public consultation on 11 Sep via NIER Notice 2018-346.

    The transitional measures for control of the newly designated toxic substances, including import notification, labelling, off-site impact analysis, business licensing and other relative requirements specified in CCA and its Enforcement Rules.

    In addition, the NIER is still consulting on the classification information, pictograms, signal words, hazard statements, M factors and UN No., of these toxic chemical substances by NIER Notice 2018-363. The details are accessible here (in hwp format).

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