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Notice 2

CONTINUATION OF CONDITIONS OF USE ON AICS LISTED LEAD COMPOUNDS USED IN INDUSTRIAL SURFACE COATINGS & INKS

In line with the government’s best practice regulation process NICNAS has conducted a Post Implementation Review (PIR) into the impacts of the 2007 annotation of the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS) of certain lead compounds used in industrial surface coatings and inks with conditions of use. As a result of the findings of the PIR, the Director of NICNAS has decided to maintain the restrictions imposed by the annotations.

The compounds affected are listed in the table below, and the annotation is the same for all the compounds.

 

Chemical Name

CAS Number

Lead monoxide

1317-36-8

Lead chromate

7758-97-6

Lead sulfate

7446-14-2

Lead molybdate

10190-55-3

Lead sulfo-chromate

1344-37-2

Lead chromate molybdate sulfate red

12656-85-8

Lead chromate oxide

18454-12-1

Lead octanoate

7319-86-0

Lead 2-ethylhexanoate

301-08-6

Lead oxide

1314-41-6

Lead nitrate

10099-74-8

Lead naphthenate

61790-14-5

Lead peroxide

1309-60-0

Lead carbonate (white lead)

1319-46-6

Lead chrome 1244

unknown

 

Text of annotations
In order to facilitate continued compliance by introducers of these compounds, the conditions of use have been edited to make them more easily understandable. The annotations have been edited to reframe the exceptions to the restrictions which ceased on 31 December 2008. Those exceptions, which were originally applied to allow sectors time to comply with the requirements of the annotations, are now presented as historical notes. These editorial changes do not result in new regulation nor change the current regulatory burden (OBPR Ref 15035).

 

Original annotation (greyed sections that have now been reframed as historic notes)
The importation and manufacture of this chemical is subject to the following conditions of use under section 13 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

1. This chemical must not be imported or manufactured for use in any industrial surface coating or as a component of industrial surface coatings at concentrations greater than 0.1%*, EXCEPT for use in industrial surface coatings or in any components of industrial surface coatings for the following industrial applications:

a.      Auto refinish car collision repairs;
b.      Commercial vehicle and component building;
c.      Commercial vehicle refurbishing and repairs;
d.      Aviation building (heavy, general and light); and
e.      Aviation refurbishing and repairs.


2.        This chemical must not be imported or manufactured for use in any ink or as a component of inks at concentrations greater than 0.1%*, when intended for industrial uses.

 

3.        From 1 January 2009, this chemical must not be imported or manufactured for use in any industrial surface coating or as a component of industrial surface coatings at concentrations greater than 0.1%*.
 

*calculated on the non-volatile component of the surface coating or ink.

 

 

The chemical is deemed to be a new industrial chemical under the definition given in section 5 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 if the proposed use does not meet the above conditions.

 

Clarified annotation (historic notes highlighted in grey)
The importation and manufacture of this chemical is subject to the following conditions of use under section 13 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989.

 

1.        This chemical must not be imported or manufactured for use in any industrial surface coating or as a component of industrial surface coatings at concentrations greater than 0.1%*.

 

2.        This chemical must not be imported or manufactured for use in any ink or as a component of inks at concentrations greater than 0.1%*, when intended for industrial uses.

 

 *calculated on the non-volatile component of the surface coating or ink.

 

The chemical is deemed to be a new industrial chemical under the definition given in section 5 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 if the proposed use does not meet the above conditions.

 

Note:

1. The conditions on industrial surface coatings were commenced on 1 Jan 2007 for all applications, with the exception of certain applications where businesses were allowed two years to 31 Dec 2008 to develop alternative chemicals-all users then needed to comply with the conditions on industrial surface coatings from 1 Jan 2009. The exceptions were:

 

a.      Auto refinish car collision repairs;
b.      Commercial vehicle and component building;
c.      Commercial vehicle refurbishing and repairs;
d.      Aviation building (heavy, general and light); and
e.      Aviation refurbishing and repairs.

2. The conditions on inks intended for industrial uses were commenced without exceptions on 1 January 2007.

 

For further information on these clarifications, contact info@nicnas.gov.a

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