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METI Issues Reminder on General and Priority Assessment Chemical Substances

May 20, 2015

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has released a reminder for companies notifying the volume of substances manufactured or imported in 2014/15. It has noted that substances reclassified as general chemical substances in that year must still use the names as they appeared in the list of priority assessment chemical substances.

The following substances have been deleted from the list of priority assessment chemical substances and have been classified as general chemical substances:

  • dinitrotoluene
  • 2,4-Di-tert-pentylphenol (listed as dialkyl (C 1-5) phenol on the general chemical substances list)
  • 4,4'-methylenedianiline
  • 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'-diyldiamine
  • cyclohex-1-ene-1,2-dicarboximidomethyl (1RS)-cis-trans-2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl)cyclopropanecarboxylate; tetramethrin
  • chloroethylene

METI has also added the following substances to be classified as general, when notifying volumes of manufacture or import in 2014/15, to the list of priority assessment chemical substances:

  • nickel(II) hydroxide
  • potassium salt of saturated fatty acid(C=8-18, nor-mal chain) or potassium salt of unsaturated fatty acid(C=18, normal chain)
  • potassium diethyldithiocarbamate
  • 2-(N-dodecyl-N,N-dimethylammonio)acetate
  • manganese N,N'-ethylenebis(dithiocarbamate); maneb
  • 2,2-dibromo-2-cyanoacetamide
  • n-{3-[Octadecan(or hexadecan or tetradecan)amido]propyl}-n-methyl-2-[octadecanoyl(or hexadecanoyl or tetradecanoyl)oxy]ethylammonium chloride
  • salt of alkyl(C=12-16)(benzyl)(dimethyl)ammonium
  • hexyl 2-hydroxybenzoate
  • camphene
  • 4,6,6,7,8,8-hexamethyl-1,3,4,6,7,8-hexahydrocyclopenta[g]isochromene
  • alpha-Alkyl(C=9-11)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (number average molecular weight under 1,000)
  • alpha-aAlkyl(C=12-15)-omega-hydroxypoly(oxyethylene) (number average molecular weight under 1,000)
  • triethylamine