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Japan publishes draft list of emission factors and updates GHS classification list

Japan publishes draft list of emission factors

On 28th June, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Environment (MoE) published a draft list of emission factors.

This list will facilitate the regulation of small volume and low volume new chemical substances by the level of their emissions rather than the overall volume imported/manufactured in Japan. For example, if 1 tonne per year of a substance is manufactured and its emission factor is 0.8, the estimated emission is 800kg/year. The consultation period for the list ended on 27th July and the final list of emission factors will be published soon.

The draft emission factors are based on the proposed use provided by chemical users and vary dramatically among the 58 kinds of uses.

List of emission factors (draft):

Japan’s GHS classification list updated

Japan NITE (National Institute of Technology and Evaluation) has published 151 new or revised entries for GHS classification and labelling of chemicals. NITE published the entries in English and Japanese on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), Ministry of Environment (MoE) and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The classifications are not mandatory but companies can use these to meet SDS and labelling requirements.

GHS classification guidance:

GHS classification results:

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