Application to reassess the hazard classifications of a range of substances
Your views are sought on an application to reassess 79 substances, including single chemicals, and mixtures containing the chemicals.
This application is referred to as the Chemical Review 2015.
We are proposing to update the hazard classifications of the substances to take into account new information such as study data, and reviews or assessments by overseas chemical regulators. The change to hazard classifications may also have an effect on the controls that apply to the substances.
We have highlighted the chemicals below as being of particular interest either because the hazard classification changes are extensive, or because they are widely used components of many products in New Zealand.
For example, iodocarb is a fungicide and antimicrobial used in paints, agrichemicals, and timber treatment products; propazine is an agricultural herbicide; and sulfur is used as a fungicide, a fertiliser component, in animal care and nutritional products, and has many other industrial uses.
- Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
- N-methylpyrrolidinone (NMP)
- Furfuryl alcohol
Suppliers, manufacturers and users of chemical products should check the application documents to see whether their products are affected by the proposed changes.
Please provide your comments on our proposals and let us know if you have relevant information about any specific substances.
We are processing this application as a modified reassessment, so only specific aspects of the approvals will be considered during the reassessment and the approvals cannot be revoked in this process.
The application documents
Make a submission
You can make a submission using our online form.
Submissions close at 5pm on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Grounds to reassess the substances included in the Chemical Review 2015 were granted in June 2016 based on new information provided by a number of different external parties and supported by study data and/or assessments by overseas chemical regulators.
The published documents for the grounds for reassessment application can be found here.