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SR 2002 No. 58 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990.
Administered by: Health
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-May-2002
Tabled Senate14-May-2002
Gazetted 28 Mar 2002
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Health (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014
Table of contents.

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1)1

Statutory Rules 2002 No. 582

I, PETER JOHN HOLLINGWORTH, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

Dated 27 March 2002

PETER HOLLINGWORTH

Governor-General

By His Excellency’s Command

TRISH WORTH

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing


Contents

                        1  Name of Regulations                                                         2

                        2  Commencement                                                                2

                        3  Amendment of Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990     2

Schedule 1           Amendments commencing on gazettal                             3

Schedule 2           Amendments commencing on the commencement of item 5 of Schedule 1 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001        15

 


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Amendment Regulations 2002 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These regulations commence as follows:

                 (a)     regulations 1, 2 and 3 and Schedule 1 — on gazettal;

                (b)     Schedule 2 — on the commencement of item 5 of Schedule 1 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

3              Amendment of Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990

                Schedules 1 and 2 amend the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990.


Schedule 1        Amendments commencing on gazettal

  

(regulation 3)

[1]           Regulation 2, before definition of inspection times

insert

Act means the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

cationic means containing net positively charged atoms or associated groups of atoms covalently linked to its polymer molecule.

[2]           Regulation 2, definition of the Act

omit

[3]           Regulation 4A

substitute

4A           Synthetic polymer of low concern — number average molecular weight less than 10 000 (Act s 5)

         (1)   A synthetic polymer that has a number average molecular weight greater than 1 000, but less than 10 000, has the number average molecular weight for the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern if the polymer:

                (a)    has less than 10% by mass of molecules with molecular weight that is less than 500; and

               (b)    has less than 25% by mass of molecules with molecular weight that is less than 1 000; and

                (c)    complies with subregulation (2), (3) or (4). 

         (2)   The polymer must consist only of low concern reactive functional groups mentioned in column 2 of Schedule 3. 

         (3)   If the polymer includes moderate concern reactive functional groups mentioned in column 3 of Schedule 3:

                (a)    the groups must have a combined functional group equivalent weight of at least 1 000; and

               (b)    the polymer must include no high concern reactive functional groups mentioned in column 4 of Schedule 3.

         (4)   If the polymer includes high concern reactive functional groups mentioned in column 4 of Schedule 3, the groups must have a combined functional group equivalent weight of at least 5 000.

4B           Synthetic polymer of low concern — number average molecular weight 10 000 or greater (Act s 5)

                A synthetic polymer that has a number average molecular weight that is 10 000 or greater has the number average molecular weight for paragraph (a) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern if the polymer:

                (a)    has less than 2% by mass of molecules with molecular weight that is less than 500; and

               (b)    has less than 5% by mass of molecules with molecular weight that is less than 1 000.

4C           Synthetic polymer of low concern — low charge density (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (b) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer has a low charge density if:

                (a)    it is both:

                          (i)    not cationic; and

                         (ii)    not likely to become cationic in an aquatic environment that has a pH value greater than 4 and less than 9; or

               (b)    it is a solid that is:

                          (i)    not soluble or dispersible in water; and

                         (ii)    to be used only in its solid phase; or

                (c)    for a polymer that includes 1 or more cationic groups, the total combined functional group equivalent weight of any cationic group is at least 5 000.

4D           Synthetic polymer of low concern — low residual monomer content (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (c) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer has a low residual monomer content if it would not be classified as a hazardous substance in accordance with the Commission’s Standard, Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances, that was published by the Commission in 1999.

4E           Synthetic polymer of low concern — when polymer does not dissociate readily (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (d) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer does not dissociate readily if it is not likely to become cationic in an aquatic environment that has a pH value greater than 4 and less than 9.

4F           Synthetic polymer of low concern — low water solubility (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (e) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, every synthetic polymer is taken to have low water solubility. 

4G           Synthetic polymer of low concern — particle size (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (f) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer may, in solid form, have any particle size.

4H           Synthetic polymer of low concern — when polymer is stable (Act s 5)

                For paragraph (g) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer is stable under the conditions in which it is used if, under those conditions, it does not readily break down by any process, including the following:

                (a)    depolymerisation;

               (b)    hydrolysis;

                (c)    photodegradation;

               (d)    thermal degradation.

4I             Synthetic polymer of low concern — other characteristics (Act s 5)

         (1)   For paragraph (h) of the definition of synthetic polymer of low concern, a synthetic polymer must contain as an integral part of its composition at least 2 of the following atomic elements:

                (a)    carbon;

               (b)    hydrogen;

                (c)    nitrogen;

               (d)    oxygen;

                (e)    silicon;

                (f)    sulphur.

         (2)   For paragraph (h) of that definition, a polymer must not contain as an integral part of its composition (except as impurities) an atomic element other than the following:

                (a)    aluminium as the monatomic counterion Al3+;

               (b)    bromine as the monatomic counterion Br-;

                (c)    bromine covalently bound to carbon;

               (d)    calcium as the monatomic counterion Ca2+;

                (e)    carbon;

                (f)    chlorine as the monatomic counterion Cl-;

               (g)    chlorine covalently bound to carbon;

               (h)    fluorine covalently bound to carbon;

                (i)    hydrogen;

                (j)    iodine as the monatomic counterion I-;

               (k)    iodine covalently bound to carbon;

                (l)    magnesium as the monatomic counterion Mg2+;

              (m)    nitrogen;

               (n)    oxygen;

               (o)    potassium as the monatomic counterion K+;

               (p)    silicon;

               (q)    sodium as the monatomic counterion Na+;

                (r)    sulphur;

                (s)    less than 0.2% (by weight) of any combination of the following atomic elements:

                          (i)    boron;

                         (ii)    copper;

                        (iii)    iron;

                        (iv)    lithium;

                         (v)    manganese;

                        (vi)    nickel;

                       (vii)    phosphorus;

                      (viii)    tin;

                        (ix)    titanium;

                         (x)    zinc;

                        (xi)    zirconium.

         (3)   For paragraph (h) of that definition, a polymer that is capable of absorbing its own weight in water must not have a number average molecular weight that is 10 000 or greater.

[4]           Paragraphs 8A (a), 8C (a) and 9B (a)

substitute

                (a)    the following authorities are prescribed for the Commonwealth:

                          (i)    the Department of the Environment and Heritage;

                         (ii)    the Department of Health and Ageing; and

[5]           Subregulation 11B (1)

omit

Prior Informed Consent Scheme

insert

interim PIC procedure

[6]           Subregulation 11B (2)

substitute

         (2)   In subregulation (1):

interim PIC procedure means the voluntary scheme adopted by the Resolution of the Conference of the Plenipotentiaries on the Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (the Rotterdam Convention) on 10 September 1998.

[7]           Regulations 12A and 12C

omit

[8]           Regulation 16

omit

[9]           Subregulation 17 (1)

omit

subregulation 15 (1), (4) or (5) or 16 (1).

insert

subregulation 15 (1), (4), (5) or (6) or regulation 16A.

[10]         Schedule 1, Form 1A

substitute

Form 1A

(regulation 7AA)

 

Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989

 

STATEMENT UNDER SECTION 24A REGARDING A SYNTHETIC POLYMER OF LOW CONCERN

Applicant Details

Business Name:

Business Address (including postcode):

Postal Address (including postcode):

Phone:                           Fax:                          E-mail:

Technical Contact

Name:

Position:

Phone:                           Fax:                          E-mail:

Details of polymer

Chemical Name of Polymer:

Other Names:

Marketing Name:

CAS Number:

Justification for application under the Synthetic Polymer of Low Concern category

Does the polymer meet the criteria for a synthetic polymer of low concern in section 5 of the Act and regulations 4A to 4I of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Regulations 1990?

number average molecular weight

YES/NO

polyester

YES/NO

reactive functional groups – functional group equivalent weight

 

YES/NO

charge density

YES/NO

residual monomer content

YES/NO

stability

YES/NO

chemical composition

YES/NO

water absorbing polymer

YES/NO

 

Molecular formula:

Structural formula:

Means of identification (list of spectral data available):

Number-average molecular weight (NAMW):

Weight-average molecular weight (WAMW):

Weight percentage of polymer species with MW less than 1000:

Weight percentage of polymer species with MW less than 500:

Functional group equivalent weight (FGEW):

 

Does the polymer contain any positively or negatively charged groups?  For cationic polymers, please provide a calculation of the charge density (number of charges per 1000 MW) or the combined FGEW of the charged groups.

 

Is the polymer cationic or reasonably anticipated to become cationic in the pH range (4-9) likely to be encountered in the environment?

Table 1:  List of polymer constituents

Constituent

CAS No.

% Weight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2:  Maximum weight percentage of residual monomers

Monomer or Impurity

% Weight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water solubility:

Particle size distribution:

Comment on the stability of the polymer:

 

Does the polymer contain any functional groups which are intended or can reasonably be anticipated to undergo further reaction?  If so, give details.

 

Intended use(s):

Appearance of the polymer:

Estimated manufacture or import volume (during each of the first 5 years):

Site of manufacture and/or reformulation:

Melting point:

Density:

Flammability limits:

Autoignition temperature:

Explosive properties:

Reactivity (e.g. oxidation potential):

Occupational Health and Safety

What is the likely occupational exposure?  Give details of:

(a)   data about occupational exposure factors, that is:

          I.    the number and categories of workers to be involved in working with the polymer; and

         II.    the nature of the work to be done by them; and

       III.    the safety procedures to be observed when handling the polymer; and

       IV.    a brief description of the training and education in safe working practices to be given to those workers; and

         V.    data about the occurrence of work-related injuries and diseases affecting workers dealing with the polymer; and

       VI.    any other data relating to occupational hazards associated with the chemical; and

(b)    a list of the health conditions (if any) which indicate that the polymer should not be used; and

(c)    particulars of procedures for atmospheric monitoring and biological monitoring of the effects of the polymer; and

(d)    information held, or reasonably obtainable, by the notifier about studies and observations of health problems or adverse symptoms occurring in humans exposed to the polymer.

Environmental Impact

What is the environmental impact?  Provide information about the release of the polymer likely to occur at the manufacture or reformulation site and during normal end use (rather than from spills etc).  Qualitative or semi-quantitative estimates only are required.  Where there is both a high content of low molecular weight species and a high release to water, aquatic toxicity data for fish, daphnia and/or algae may be required. 

Public Health

What is the likely public health exposure?  Provide a brief description of any way in which the polymer could be harmful or hazardous to the health of the public at large.  Where there is both a high content of low molecular weight species and the polymer is to be used as an ingredient in a cosmetic product at 1% or more, additional information, e.g. toxicological data, may be required.

Label

Please attach labels (or copies of labels) for all products consisting of or containing the polymer.

Material Safety Data Sheet

Please provide MSDS for the polymer and all commercially available products, or substances used in the workplace, containing the polymer.

Declaration

I declare that to the best of my knowledge all the information in this form and attachments is true, correct and complete.  I also declare that I am in possession of, and have ready access to, the raw data and am entitled to use and give the Director all information contained in this application.

Name:

Position:

Signature:                                                        Date:

NOTE:  It is an offence under the Act to supply a statement which is false or misleading.

[11]         After Schedule 2

insert

Schedule 3        Reactive functional groups

(regulation 4A)

Item

Low concern

Moderate concern

High concern

1

Carboxylic acid

 

Pendant acrylates and methacrylates

2

Aliphatic hydroxyl

 

Aziridines

3

Unconjugated olefinic considered ‘ordinary’ (that is, unconjugated olefinic not specifically activated by being part of a larger functional group or by other activating influences)

 

Carbodi-imides

4

Butenedioic acid

 

Halosilanes, Hydrosilanes, Alkoxysilanes

5

Conjugated olefinic groups contained in naturally occurring fats, oils and carboxylic acids

Conjugated olefinic groups not contained in naturally occurring fats, oils and carboxylic acids

Hydrazines

6

Blocked isocyanates (including ketoxime-blocked isocyanates)

 

Isocyanates, isothiocyanates

7

Thiols

 

Alpha or beta lactones

8

Unconjugated nitriles

 

Vinyl sulfones or analogous compounds

9

Halogens (except reactive halogen- containing groups such as benzylic or allylic halides)

 

Acid halides

10

 

 

Acid anhydrides

11

 

 

Aldehydes

12

 

 

Hemiacetals

13

 

 

Methylolamides, amines or ureas

14

 

 

Cyanates

15

 

 

Epoxides

16

 

 

Unsubstituted positions ortho and para to phenolic hydroxyl

17

 

 

Allyl ethers

18

 

 

Imines (ketimines and aldimines)

19

 

 

Partially-hydrolysed acrylamides

20

 

 

Other reactive functional groups not in the low or moderate concern groups

 


 

Schedule 2        Amendments commencing on the commencement of item 5 of Schedule 1 to the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2001

  

(regulation 3)

[1]           After regulation 4AA

insert

4AB        Prescribed reactants

                For the definition of prescribed reactant in section 5 of the Act, a substance set out in Schedule 4 is prescribed. 

[2]           After Schedule 3

insert

Schedule 4        Prescribed reactants

(regulation 4AB)

Part 1                Di and Tri Basic Acids

 

Item

Substance

CAS no.

101

1,2-Benzenedicarboxylic acid

88-99-3

102

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid

121-91-5

103

1,3-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester

1459-93-4

104

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid

100-21-0

105

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, diethyl ester

636-09-9

106

1,4-Benzenedicarboxylic acid, dimethyl ester

120-61-6

107

1,2,4-Benzenetricarboxylic acid

528-44-9

108

Butanedioic acid

110-15-6

109

Butanedioic acid, diethyl ester

123-25-1

110

Butanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

106-65-0

111

2-Butenedioic acid (E)-

110-17-8

112

Decanedioic acid

111-20-6

113

Decanedioic acid, diethyl ester

110-40-7

114

Decanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

106-79-6

115

Dodecanedioic acid

693-23-2

116

Fatty acids, C18-unsaturated, dimers

61788-89-4

117

Heptanedioic acid

111-16-0

118

Heptanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

1732-08-7

119

Hexanedioic acid

124-04-9

120

Hexanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

627-93-0

121

Hexanedioic acid, diethyl ester

141-28-6

122

Nonanedioic acid

123-99-9

123

Nonanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

1732-10-1

124

Nonanedioic acid, diethyl ester

624-17-9

125

Octanedioic acid

505-48-6

126

Octanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

1732-09-8

127

Pentanedioic acid

110-94-1

128

Pentanedioic acid, dimethyl ester

1119-40-0

129

Pentanedioic acid, diethyl ester

818-38-2

130

Undecanedioic acid

1852-04-6

Part 2                Modifiers

 

Item

Substance

CAS no.

201

Acetic acid, 2,2´-oxybis-

110-99-6

202

1-Butanol (other than 1-butanol that is used to manufacture a polyester with maleic or fumaric acid)

71-36-3

203

Cyclohexanol

108-93-0

204

Cyclohexanol, 4,4´-(1-methylethylidene)bis

80-04-6

205

Ethanol, 2-(2-butoxyethoxy)- 

112-34-5

206

1-Hexanol

111-27-3

207

Methanol, hydrolysis products with trichlorohexylsilane and trichlorophenylsilane

72318-84-4

208

1-Phenanthrenemethanol, tetradecahydro-1,4a-dimethyl-7-(1-methylethyl)-

13393-93-6

209

Phenol, 4,4´-(1-methylethylidene)bis-, polymer with 2,2´-[(1-methylethylidene)bis(4,1-phenyleneoxymethylene)]bis[oxirane]

25036-25-3

210

Siloxanes and Silicones, dimethyl, diphenyl, polymers with phenyl silsesquioxanes, methoxy-terminated

68440-65-3

211

Siloxanes and Silicones, dimethyl, methoxy phenyl, polymers with phenyl silsesquioxanes, methoxy-terminated

68957-04-0

212

Siloxanes and Silicones, methyl phenyl, methoxy phenyl, polymers with phenyl silsesquioxanes, methoxy- and phenyl-terminated

68957-06-2

213

Silsesquioxanes, phenyl propyl

68037-90-1

Part 3                Monobasic Acids and Natural Oils

 

Item

Substance

CAS no. (if any)

301

Benzoic acid

65-85-0

302

Canola oil 

120962-03-0

303

Coconut oil

8001-31-8

304

Corn oil

8001-30-7

305

Cottonseed oil

8001-29-4

306

Dodecanoic acid 

143-07-7

307

Fats and glyceridic oils, anchovy

128952-11-4

308

Fats and glyceridic oils, babassu

91078-92-1

309

Fats and glyceridic oils, herring

68153-06-0

310

Fats and glyceridic oils, menhaden

8002-50-4

311

Fats and glyceridic oils, sardine

93334-41-9

312

Fats and glyceridic oils, oiticica

8016-35-1

313

Fatty acids, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated

67701-08-0

314

Fatty acids, castor-oil

61789-44-4

315

Fatty acids, coco

61788-47-4

316

Fatty acids, dehydrated castor-oil

61789-45-5

317

Fatty acids, linseed oil

68424-45-3

318

Fatty acids, safflower oil

93165-34-5

319

Fatty acids, soya

68308-53-2

320

Fatty acids, sunflower oil

84625-38-7

321

Fatty acids, sunflower-oil, conjugated

68953-27-5

322

Fatty acids, tall-oil

61790-12-3

323

Fatty acids, tall-oil, conjugated

 

324

Fatty acids, vegetable oil

61788-66-7

325

Glycerides, C16-18 and C18-unsaturated

67701-30-8

326

Heptanoic acid

111-14-8

327

Hexanoic acid

142-62-1

328

Hexanoic acid, 3,3,5-trimethyl-

3302-10-1

329

Linseed oil

8001-26-1

330

Linseed oil, oxidised

68649-95-6

331

Nonanoic acid

112-05-0

332

Oils, Cannabis

 

333

Oils, palm kernel

8023-79-8

334

Oils, perilla

68132-21-8

335

Oils, walnut

8024-09-7

336

Safflower oil

8001-23-8

337

Soybean oil

8001-22-7

338

Sunflower oil

8001-21-6

339

Tung oil

8001-20-5

Part 4                Polyols

 

Item

Substance

CAS no.

401

1,3-Butanediol

107-88-0

402

1,4-Butanediol

110-63-4

403

1,4-Cyclohexanedimethanol

105-08-8

404

1,2-Ethanediol

107-21-1

405

Ethanol, 2,2´-oxybis-

111-46-6

406

1,6-Hexanediol

629-11-8

407

1,3-Pentanediol, 2,2,4-trimethyl-

144-19-4

408

1,2-Propanediol

57-55-6

409

1,3-Propanediol, 2,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)-

115-77-5

410

1,3-Propanediol, 2,2-dimethyl-

126-30-7

411

1,3-Propanediol, 2-ethyl-2-(hydroxymethyl)-

77-99-6

412

1,3-Propanediol, 2-(hydroxymethyl)-2-methyl

77-85-0

413

1,3-Propanediol, 2-methyl

2163-42-0

414

1,2,3-Propanetriol

56-81-5

415

1,2,3-Propanetriol, homopolymer

25618-55-7

416

2-Propen-1-ol, polymer with ethenylbenzene

25119-62-4

Notes

1.       These Regulations amend Statutory Rules 1990 No. 231, as amended by 1990 No. 440; 1991 No. 165; 1992 Nos. 29, 245 and 282; 1993 No. 35; 1994 Nos. 21, 320, 368 and 454; 1995 Nos. 81 and 358; 1997 Nos. 181, 193, 203 and 419; 1999 No. 224; 2002 No. 9.

2.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 28 March 2002