Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Published: 1996-08-12

Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland
1996 No. 376

HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made
12th August 1996

Coming into operation
9th September 1996

The Department of Economic Development, being a Department designated by the European Communities (Designation) Order 1976(1) and the European Communities (Designation) (No. 3) Order 1993(2) for the purposes of section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(3) in relation to the regulation and control of classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances and preparations, and for measures relating to consumer protection, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the said section 2(2) and being the Department concerned(4) in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 17(1) to (6) and 55(2) of, and paragraphs 1(1), (4) and (5), 2, 14 and 15 of Schedule 3 to, the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(5) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, after consultation in accordance with Article 46(1) of that Order with the Health and Safety Agency for Northern Ireland and such other bodies as appeared to it to be appropriate, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 9th September 1996.

(2) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(6) shall apply to these Regulations as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Amendment of the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995

2.  The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(7) shall be amended as provided by regulations 3 to 8.

Interpretation

3.  In regulation 2(1)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (c) of the definition of “EEC number” for “(EINECS)” there shall be substituted “(ELINCS)” and

(b)after the definition of “pesticide” there shall be inserted the following definitions—

‘ “petrol” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Motor Fuel (Lead Content of Petrol) Regulations 1981(8);

“plant protection product” has the same meaning as in regulation 2(1) of the Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995(9);'.

Application

4.—(1) In regulation 3(1)—

(a)at the end of sub-paragraph (p) for the full stop there shall be substituted “; or”; and

(b)after sub-paragraph (p) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

“(q)a plant protection product, which has been approved under the Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995.”.

(2) After regulation 3(4) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—

“(4A) Notwithstanding sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (e), (f), (j), (o) and (p) of paragraph (1), paragraphs (3A) and (3B) of regulation 9 shall apply to the substances and preparations referred to in those paragraphs whether or not they are substances or preparations dangerous for supply.”.

Meaning of the approved supply list

5.  In regulation 4—

(a)for the words “(2nd Edition)” there shall be substituted “(3rd Edition)”;

(b)at the end of sub-paragraph (f) for the full stop there shall be substituted “; and”; and

(c)after sub-paragraph (f) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

“(g)in Part VII, the descriptions specified in the European Inventory of Existing Commercial Chemical Substances for complex coal, oil and gas derived substances,”.

Labelling of substances and preparations dangerous for supply

6.  In regulation 9—

(a)for paragraph (2)(c)(iv) there shall be substituted—

“(iv)the EEC number (if any) and in the case of a substance dangerous for supply which is listed in Part I of the approved supply list, either the words “EC label” or “EEC label”; and”;

(b)after paragraph (2)(c) there shall be added the following sub-paragraph—

“(d)where required by paragraph (3A) or (3B), the labelling phrase specified therein.”;

(c)for the full stop at the end of paragraph (3)(d) there shall be substituted “; and”;

(d)after paragraph (3)(d), there shall be added the following paragraph—

“(e)where required by paragraph (3A) or (3B), the labelling phrase specified therein.”; and

(e)after paragraph (3) there shall be inserted the following paragraphs—

“(3A) Subject to paragraph (3C), and without prejudice to any other requirements in these Regulations, in respect of a substance specified in Part IIIA of Schedule 6 or a preparation containing such a substance, either of which is required to be classified and labelled in accordance with these Regulations (or would be so required, but for any of the exceptions contained in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (e), (f), (j), (o) and (p) of paragraph (1) of regulation 3,) as—

(a)Carcinogenic of category 1 or 2;

(b)Mutagenic of category 1 or 2; or

(c)Toxic for reproduction of category 1 or 2,

the labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users” shall be included in the particulars specified in paragraph (2) or (3), as the case may be.

(3B) Without prejudice to any other requirements in these Regulations, in respect of—

(a)a substance specified in Part IIIB of Schedule 6; or

(b)a preparation containing such a substance in a concentration by weight of 0.1% or more,

which is dangerous for supply, the labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users” shall be included in the particulars specified in paragraph (2) or (3), as the case may be, and where such a substance or preparation is not dangerous for supply the said phrase shall be clearly shown in accordance with the requirements of regulation 11 as if it were dangerous for supply.

(3C) Notwithstanding regulation 3(4A), paragraph (3A) shall not apply to—

(a)petrol which complies with regulation 4(1) of the Motor Fuel (Lead Content of Petrol) Regulations 1981;

(b)mineral oil products intended for use as fuel in mobile or fixed combustion plants;

(c)fuels sold in closed systems; and

(d)artists' paints.”.

Enforcement, civil liability and defence

7.  In regulation 17 for paragraph (1) there shall be substituted the following paragraph—

“17.—(1) Subject to paragraphs (2) and (3)—

(a)the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 which relate to the approval of codes of practice and their use in criminal proceedings, to enforcement and to offences(10); and

(b)Article 43(2) of that Order,

shall apply to the provisions of regulations 5 to 11 and 13 to 15 as if those provisions had been made under Article 17 of that Order whether or not the provisions of that Order would apply but for this paragraph.”.

Particulars to be shown on labels for substances and preparations

8.  In Schedule 6 after Part II there shall be added the Part set out in the Schedule.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Economic Development on 12th August 1996.

L.S.
Philip B. Strong
Assistant Secretary

Regulation 8

SCHEDULESubstances requiring additional labelling phrase.

“Part IIISubstances Requiring Additional Labelling Phrase

A

Category 1 and 2 Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Toxic for Reproduction substances requiring additional labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users”

The substances referred to in regulation 9(3A) are specified in the Table below—

Substance
CAS Number

Carcinogenic substances of Category 1

2-naphthylamine; β-naphthylamine
91-59-8

biphenyl-4-ylamine; xenylamine; 4-aminobiphenyl
92-67-1

benzidine; 4,4'-diaminobiphenyl; biphenyl-4.4'-ylenediamine
92-87-5

chromium trioxide
1333-82-0

arsenic acid and its salts


arsenic pentoxide; arsenic oxide
1303-28-2

diarsenic trioxide; arsenic trioxide
1327-52-3

asbestos
132207-33-1

132207-32-0

12172-73-5

77536-66-4

77536-68-6

77536-67-5

benzene
71-43-2

bis (chloromethyl) ether
542-88-1

chloromethyl methyl ether, chlorodimethyl ether
107-30-2

dinickel trioxide
1314-06-3

erionite
12510-42-8

nickel dioxide
12035-36-8

nickel monoxide
1313-99-1

nickel subsulphide
12035-72-2

nickel sulphide
16812-54-7

salts of 2-naphthylamine


salts of biphenyl-4-ylamine; salts of xenylamine; salts of 4-aminobiphenyl


salts of benzidine


vinyl chloride; chloroethylene
75-01-4

zinc chromates including zinc potassium chromate


Carcinogenic substances of Category 2

1-methyl-3-nitro-1-nitrosoguanidine
70-25-7

1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
96-12-8

1,2-dimethyldrazin
540-73-8

1,3-butadiene, buta-1,3-diene
106-99-0

1,3-dichloro-2-propanol
96-23-1

1,3-propanesultone
1120-71-4

3-propanolide; 1,3-propiolactone
57-57-8

1,4-dichlorobut-2-ene
764-41-0

2-nitronapthalene
581-89-5

2-nitropropane
79-46-9

2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methylenedianiline; 4,4'-methylene bis(2-chloroaniline)
101-14-4

2-2'-(nitrosoimino)bisethanol
1116-54-7

3,3'-dichlorobenzidine; 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'-ylendiamine
91-94-1

3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine; o-dianisidine
119-90-4

3,3'-dimethylbenzidine; o-toluidine
119-93-7

4-aminoazobenzene
60-09-3

4-amino-3-fluorphenol
399-95-1

4-methyl-m-phenylenediamine
95-80-7

4-nitrobiphenyl
92-93-3

4,4'-methylenedi-o-toluidine
838-88-0

4,4'-diaminodiphenylmethane; 4,4'-methylenedianiline
101-77-9

5-nitroacenaphthene
602-87-9

4-o-tolylazo-o-toluidine; 4-amino-2',3-dimethylazobenzene; fast garnet GBC base, AAT; o-aminoazotoluene
97-56-3

disodium-{5[4'-((2,6-hydroxy-3-((2-hydroxy-5-sulphophenyl)azo)phenyl) azo)(1,1'-biphenyl)-4-yl)azo]salicylato(4-)}cuprate(2-); C1 Direct Brown 95
16071-86-6

cadmium oxide
1306-19-0

Extracts (petroleum), heavy napthenic distillate solvent
64742-11-6

Extracts (petroleum), heavy paraffinic distillate solvent
64742-04-7

Extracts (petroleum), light napthenic distillate solvent
64742-03-6

Extracts (petroleum), light paraffinic distillate solvent
64742-05-8

Extracts (petroleum), light vacuum gas oil solvent
91995-78-7

Hydrocarbons, C26-55, arom. rich
97722-04-8

N,N-dimethylhydrazine
57-14-7

acrylamide
79-06-1

acrylonitrile
107-13-1

α,α,α-trichlorotoluene; benzotrichloride
98-07-7

benzo[a]anthracene
56-55-3

benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene
50-32-8

benzo[b]fluoranthene; benzo[e]acephenanthrylene
205-99-2

benzo[j]fluoranthene
205-82-3

benzo[k]fluoranthene
207-08-9

beryllium
7440-41-7

beryllium compounds with the exception of aluminium beryllium silicates


cadmium chloride
10108-64-2

cadmium sulphate
10124-36-4

calcium chromate
13765-19-0

captafol (ISO); 1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-N-(1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethylthio) phthalimide

2425-06-1

carbadox (INN); methyl-3-(quinoxalin-2-ylmethylene)carbazate 1,4-dioxide; 2-(methoxycarbonylhydrazonomethyl)quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide

6804-07-5

chromium III chromate; chromic chromate

24613-89-6

diazomethane
334-88-3

dibenz[a,h]anthracene
53-70-3

diethyl sulphate
64-67-5

dimethyl sulphate
77-78-1

dimethyl carbamoyl chloride
79-44-7

N-nitrosodimethylamine; dimethylnitrosamine
62-75-9

dimethylsulfamochloride
13360-57-1

1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane; epichlorohydrin
106-89-8

1,2-dichloroethane; ethylene dichloride
107-06-2

ethylene oxide; oxirane
75-21-8

ethyleneimine; aziridine
151-56-4

hexachlorobenzene
118-74-1

hexamethylphosphoric triamide; hexamethylphosphoramide
680-31-9

hydrazine
302-01-2

hydrazobenzene; 1,2-diphenylhydrazine
122-66-7

methyl acrylamidomethoxyacetate (containing ≥0.1% acrylamide)
77402-03-0

methyl-ONN-azoxymethyl acetate; methyl azoxy methyl acetate
592-62-1

nitrofen (ISO); 2,4-dichlorophenyl 4-nitrophenyl ether
1836-75-5

nitrosodipropylamine
621-64-7

2-methoxyaniline; o-anisidine
90-04-0

potassium bromate
7758-01-2

propylene oxide; 1,2-epoxypropane; methyloxirane
75-56-9

o-toluidine
95-53-4

2-methylaziridine; propyleneimine
75-55-8

salts of 2,2'-dichloro-4,4'-methyledianiline; salts of 4,4'-methylenebis (2-chloroaniline)


salts of 3,3'-dichlorobenzidine; salts of 3,3'-dichlorobiphenyl-4,4'- ylendiamine


salts of 3,3'-dimethoxybenzidine; salts of o-dianisidine


salts of 3,3'-dimethylbenzidine; salts of o-toluidine


strontium chromate
7789-06-2

styrene oxide; (epoxyethyl)benzene; phenyloxirane
96-09-3

sulfallate (ISO); 2-chlorallyl diethyldithiocarbamate
95-06-7

thioacetamide
62-55-5

urethane (INN); ethyl carbamate
51-79-6

Mutagenic substances of Category 1

There are no substances classified in this category

Mutagenic substances of Category 2

1,2-dibromo-3-chloropropane
96-12-8

acrylamide
79-06-1

benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene
50-32-8

diethyl sulphate
64-67-5

ethylene oxide; oxirane
75-21-8

ethyleneimine, aziridine
151-56-4

hexamethylphosphoric triamide; hexamethylphosophoramide
680-31-9

methyl acrylamidomethoxyacetate (containing ≥0.1% acrylamide)
77402-03-0

Toxic for reproduction substances of Category 1

lead hexafluorosilicate
25808-74-6

lead acetate
1335-32-6

lead alkyls


lead azide
13424-46-9

lead chromate
7758-97-6

lead compounds, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Part


lead di(acetate)
301-04-2

lead 2,4,6-trinitroresorcinoxide; lead styphnate
15245-44-0

lead (II) methanesulfonate

17570-76-2

trilead bis(orthophosphate)
7446-27-7

warfarin; 4-hydroxy-3-(3-oxo-1-phenylbutyl)coumarin
81-81-2

Toxic for reproduction substances of Category 2

2-ethoxyethanol; ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
110-80-5

2-ethylhexyl 3,5-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-4-hydroxyphenyl methyl thioacetate
80387-97-9

2-methoxyethanol, ethylene glycol monoethyl ether
109-86-4

benzo[a]pyrene; benzo[d,e,f]chrysene
50-32-8

binapacryl (ISO); 2-sec butyl-4,6-dinitrophenyl-3-methylcrotonate
485-31-4

N,N-dimethylformamide; dimethyl formamide
68-12-2

dinoseb; 6-sec butyl-2,4-dinitrophenol
88-85-7

dinoterb; 2-tert-butyl-4,6-dinitrophenol
1420-07-1

ethylene thiourea; imidazolidine-2-thione; 2-imidazoline-2-thiol
96-45-7

2-ethoxyethyl acetate; ethylglycol acetate
111-15-9

methyl-ONN-azoxymethyl acetate; methyl azoxy methyl acetate
592-62-1

2-methoxyethyl acetate; methylglycol acetate
110-49-6

nickel tetracarbonyl
13463-39-3

nitrofen (ISO); 2,4-dichclorophenyl 4-nitrophenyl ether
1836-75-5

salts and esters of dinoseb, with the exception of those specified elsewhere in this Part


salts and esters of dinoterb


B

Chlorinated solvents requiring additional labelling phrase “Restricted to professional users”

The substances referred to in regulation 9(3B) are specified in the table below—

Substance
CAS Number

Note

The CAS Number is the number assigned to the substance by the Chemicals Abstract Service.”

chloroform
67-66-3

carbon tetrachloride
56-23-5

1,1,2-trichloroethane
79-00-5

1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane
79-34-5

1,1,1,2-tetrachloroethane
630-20-6

pentachloroethane
76-01-7

1,1-dichloroethylene
75-35-4

1,1,1-trichlororethane
71-55-6

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

1.  These Regulations amend the Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (S.R. 1995 No. 60) (“the principal Regulations”) to—

(a)implement part of Council Directive 94/60/EC (O.J. No. L365, 31.12.94, p.1), the 14th Amendment to Council Directive 67/769/EEC (“the Marketing and Use Directive”);

(b)implement Commission Directive 94/69/EC (O.J. No. L381, 31.12.94, p.1), the 21st Adaptation to Technical Progress of Commission Directive 67/548/EEC (“the Dangerous Substances Directive”).

2.  The Regulations make the following principal changes—

(a)Regulations 3 and 9 of, and Schedule 6 to, the principal Regulations are amended to implement the part of Council Directive 94/60/EC which requires a special labelling phrase (“Restricted to professional users”) in certain circumstances.

(b)Regulation 3(1) of the principal Regulations is amended to remove from the scope of those Regulations plant protection products which are approved under the Plant Protection Products Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (S.R. 1995 No. 371).

(c)Regulation 4 of the principal Regulations is amended to refer to the new 3rd Edition of the Approved Supply List, which is approved by the Department of Economic Development for use in Northern Ireland and published by the Health and Safety Commission and which replaces the 2nd Edition.

3.  The Approved Supply List implements Annex I to the Dangerous Substances Directive. The 3rd Edition incorporates the modifications required by Commission Directive 94/69/EC, which amends that Annex.

4.  Copies of the Approved Supply List may be obtained from—

(a)HMSO Bookshop, 16 Arthur Street, Belfast BT1 4GI;

(b)HSE Books, PO Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6FS; or

(c)Dillons Books, 44-46 Fountain Street, Belfast BT1 5EE.

(1)
S.I. 1976/897

(2)
S.I. 1993/2661

(3)
1972 c. 68; the definition of the Treaties referred to in section 2(2) was extended by section 1 of the European Economic Area Act 1993 (c. 51)

(4)
See Article 2(2) of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

(5)
S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)

(6)
1954 c. 33 (N.I.)

(7)
S.R. 1995 No. 60

(8)
S.I. 1981/1523 as amended by S.I. 1985/1728 and S.I. 1989/547

(9)
S.R. 1995 No. 371

(10)
See Articles 18, 19, 20 to 28 and 31 to 39 of S.I. 1978/1039 (N.I. 9)
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