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Taiwanese EPA Consults on Adding 15 Substances to Concerned Chemical List

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On September 8, 2022, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) of Taiwan released a public consultation on adding 15 chemical substances to the concerned chemical substances list in the following three categories:

  • New Psychoactive Substances (NPS);
  • Substances with Concerns about Food Safety Risks; and
  • Explosive Precursors.

These 15 substances have been divided into three categories of concerned chemical substances, and different regulations and management are formulated by the EPA. It specifies the management and regulation of activities such as production, import, sale, use, storage, and transportation. Moreover, online transactions or unlicensed transactions are highly prohibited. It is also necessary to complete the labeling, record operations, and make regular declarations (See Appendix 1-3). The period for public comments will last 14 days.

The proposed concerned chemical substances with concerns about food safety risks include:

  • Lead monoxide;
  • Lead tetroxide;
  • Sodium sulfide;
  • Sodium thiocyanate; and
  • β-Naphthol.

The proposed NPSs for inclusion in the list are:

  • 1,4-Butanediol; and
  • (S)-5,6,6a,7-Tetrahydro-1,2,9,10-tetramethoxy-6-methyl-4H-dibenzo[de,g]quinoline.

The following are proposed in the explosive precursor category:

  • Calcium nitrate;
  • Sodium nitrate;
  • Calcium ammonium nitrate;
  • Nitromethane;
  • Sodium azide;
  • Ammonium perchlorate;
  • Sodium perchlorate; and
  • Aluminum phosphide.

Appendix 1

SN

Chinese Name

English Name

CAS No.

Control Concentration

Regulated Activities

Graded Handling Quantity (Kg)

Reporting Frequency

Other uses/articles not regulated by this Regulation

01

一氧化二氮 (笑气)

Nitrous Oxide

10024-97-2

100

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

For military purposes;

As gas-propellant and fuel for rockets

02

氟化氢(氢氟酸)

HydrogenFluoride

7664-39-3

0.1

transportation

100

Every month

For military purposes;

03

1,4- 丁二

1,4-Butanediol

110-63-4

95

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

300

Every month

04

海罂粟硷

(S)-5,6,6a,7-tetrahydro-1,2,9,10-
tetramethoxy-6-methyl-4H-dibenzo[de,g]quinoline

475-81-0

100

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

Appendix 2

SN

Chinese Name

English Name

CAS No.

Control Concentration

Regulated Activities

Graded Handling Quantity (Kg)

Reporting Frequency

Other uses/articles not regulated by this Regulation

01

一氧化铅

Lead monoxide

1317-36-8

90

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

02

四氧化三

Lead tetroxide

1314-41-6

95

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

03

硫化钠

Sodium sulfide

1313-82-2

50

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

04

硫氰酸鈉

Sodium thiocyanate

540-72-7

90

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

05

β-荼(萘)酚

β-Naphthol

135-19-3

95

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

Every month

Appendix 3

SN

Chinese Name

English Name

CAS No.

Control Concentration

Regulated Activities

Graded Handling Quantity (Kg)

Reporting Frequency

Other uses/articles not regulated by this Regulation

01

硝酸铵

Ammonium nitrate

6484-52-2

80

Transportation

200

Every month

 

Used by military institutions and academic institutions for military, experiment, research, education and testing purposes.

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

20,000

02

硝酸钙

Calcium nitrate

10124-37-5

95

Transportation

200

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

20,000

03

硝酸钠

Sodium nitrate

7631-99-4

65

Transportation

200

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

20,000

04

硝酸铵钙

Calcium ammonium nitrate

15245-12-2

80

Transportation

200

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

20,000

05

硝基甲烷

Nitromethane

75-52-5

30

Transportation

100

Every month

Used for military institutions for military purposes.

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

10,000

06

叠氮化钠

Sodium azide

26628-22-8

95

Transportation

5

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

500

07

过氯酸铵

Ammonium perchlorate

7790-98-9

65

Transportation

200

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

1,500

08

过氯酸钠

Sodium perchlorate

7601-89-0

40

Transportation

200

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

1,500

09

磷化铝

Aluminum phosphide

20859-73-8

55

Transportation

5

Every month

manufacturing, import, sale, usage, storage

500

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Source:

https://enews.epa.gov.tw/Page/3B3C62C78849F32F/28affdc5-d15d-4137-9443-270d25e46466