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Japan Chemical Substances Control Law – CSCL

About the Japan Chemical Substances Control Law

The Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) was first instituted on April 16 1974, but has been updated and amended as recently as May 20 2009. The CSCL exclusively covers general industrial chemical products; these include both new and existing chemicals (as listed in the Existing and New Chemical Substances Inventory (ENCS).

The Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law (CSCL) was first instituted on April 16 1974, but has been updated and amended as recently as May 20 2009. The CSCL exclusively covers general industrial chemical products; these include both new and existing chemicals (as listed in the Existing and New Chemical Substances Inventory (ENCS)).

The CSCL specifically regulates the following chemical categories:

  • New Chemical Substances
  • General Chemicals
  • Priority Assessment Chemical Substances
  • Monitoring Chemical Substances (~38 substances)
  • Class II Specified Chemical Substances (23 substances)
  • Class I Specified Chemical Substances (16 substances)

There are several additional acts to which general industrial chemical products may be subject above and beyond the CSCL, these include: the Industrial Safety and Health Law, the Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Control Act, the Air Pollution Control Law, and the Water Pollution Control Act.

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