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Thailand Invites Public Comments on Proposed Amendment to the List of Hazardous Substances

Posted on: April 1, 2019

By Nathan Kongprachaya

Thailand’s Department of Industrial Works published a draft amendment to the List of Hazardous Substances. Six agencies maintain and periodically update their respective annex of the List of Hazardous Substances, which are:Photo of a container of hazardous chemicals - Help the DIW by providing comments in regard to the DIW proposed amendment

  • Annex 1 – Department of Agriculture (DOA);
  • Annex 2 – Department of Fisheries (DOF);
  • Annex 3 – Department of Livestock Development (DOLD);
  • Annex 4 – Food and Drug Administration (FDA);
  • Annex 5 – Department of Industrial Works (DIW); and
  • Annex 6 – Department of Energy Business

If passed, Annexes 4 and 5 will be affected by the proposal. The tables below summarize the changes.

FDA’s List of Hazardous Substances:

CAS No. Name Remark
2921-88-2 Chlorpyrifos Prohibited in products used for pest control of insects and other animals
77-92-9

5949-29-1

Citric acid New – Type 1 Hazardous Substance in cleaning products and de-clogging of drainage system and sewer line products

New – Type 2 Hazardous Substance in disinfectants

50-21-5

79-33-4

598-82-3

10326-41-7

Lactic acid New – Type 1 Hazardous Substance in cleaning products and de-clogging of drainage system and sewer line products

New – Type 2 Hazardous Substance in disinfectants

N/A Amphoteric surfactants Type 1 Hazardous Substance in cleaning products and de-clogging of drainage system and sewer line products
N/A Amine oxides New – Type 1 Hazardous Substance in cleaning products and de-clogging of drainage system and sewer line products

 

DIW’s List of Hazardous Substances:

CAS No. Name Remark
625-45-6 Methoxyacetic acid Permit up to 0.3% w/w, as an impurity, in a product
118-74-1 Hexachlorobenzene Permit up to 0.005% w/w, as an impurity, in a product
1163-19-5 Decabromodiphenyl ether New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
68920-70-7 Alkanes, C6-C8, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
108171-26-2 Alkanes, C10-C12, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
85535-84-8 Alkanes, C10-C13, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
85681-73-8 Alkanes, C10-C14, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
71011-12-6 Alkanes, C12-C13, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance
85536-22-7 Alkanes, C12-C14, chloro New – Type 3 Hazardous Substance

The DIW is currently accepting public comments in regard to the proposed amendment. The comment period is ongoing, and the agency has not announced the final day of the period.

Recommended Action Items

  • Review the published proposal
  • Submit comments on draft amendment online

References

Draft Amendment on List of Hazardous Substances (available in Thai)

Comment Form for Draft Amendment (available in Thai)

Justification and Comment Form for Decabromodiphenyl Ether (available in Thai)

Justification and Comment Form for Short-chain Chlorinated Paraffins (available in Thai)

Justification and Comment Form for Methoxyacetic Acid (available in Thai)

Justification and Comment Form for Hexachlorobenzene (available in Thai)

Keywords

Thailand, Food and Drug Administration

Department of Industrial Works

List of Hazardous Substances


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