Published: 19 December, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has recently announced that companies intending to manufacture or import new substances under a Small Amount Confirmation or Low Volume Notification must submit a copy of a “use certificate”. The “use certificate” will be used to justify which emission factor can be applied by the company to calculate their annual emissions.
The use certificate can be in the form of:
The submitting company must also provide documentation containing:
Additionally, for Small Amount Confirmation, companies must submit the chemical formula in the Ministry of Labour format. Companies must use software packages such as Marvin US (provided by the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, Nite), BIOVIA Draw or ChemDraw.
The METI announcement also provides the submission window dates for Small Amount Confirmation and Low Volume Notification.