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Feb.21, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

1. Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law was promulgated. (Addition of Class I Specified Chemical Substance, etc.)

2. Material used for the explanatory meetings about the outline of the amended Law was made public.

   
Feb.15, 2018
  Law Concerning the Prevention of Marine Pollution and Maritime Disasters
 

Regarding the wastes prohibited from discharging from ships, among those produced by the normal activities of ships, wastes classified into four hazard classes in GHS classification, such as carcinogens, shall be newly added.

Besides, obligation to submit relevant dossier to captain shall be imposed to consignors. (related to Item 3, Paragraph 2, Article 10 of the Law)

   
Feb.2, 2018
  Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law
  "Comprehension of the scope, etc. of Electrical Appliance (Notice)" (Mar.21,2012 Shoukyoku No.1) is planned to be revised: Portable Lithium ion battery shall become subject to this law, and it will be prohibited from manufacturing/importing and selling unless it satisfies technical standards, etc. from February 1st, 2019.
   
Jan.31, 2018
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  Notice concerning the applicability of Chromic acid and its salts (Specified Chemical Substance) was made public.
   
Dec.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

- List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

  - The reportable chemical substances based on Article 95-6 of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Hygiene was amended.
   
Dec.15, 2017
  PRTR Law, Industrial Safety and Health Law (ISHL), Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law(PDSCL)
 

"-Correspondending to GHS- Regulations about the Labeling/SDS provision under the PRTR Law, ISHL and PDSCL (Nov.2017)" (METI/MHLW) was made public.

   
Dec.13, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL)
 

Cabinet Order which sets down the implementation date of the Law which partially amends the Chemical Substance Control Law (Law No.53, 2017) was promulgated.

   
Dec.1, 2017
  GHS
  GHS classification results were partially revised.
   
Nov.28, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

High mutagens were added to the list.

   
Nov.7, 2017
  GHS
  GHS classification results and Corrigenda have been partially revised.
   
Nov.1, 2017
  Road Law
  "Matters about prohibiting or restricting passages of vehicles loaded with dangerous goods through tunnels similar to underwater tunnel" was made public. (Publication of a new underwater tunnel, banned substances, restricted substances and restriction requisites, etc.)
   
Oct.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

"Regarding the efforts for the prevention of health hazard, by the transfer of hazard information of powder substances" was made public.

 

Contents: Purpose, Target substances (Inorganic, organic materials handled in powder forms), Hazard properties, Information provision (Regarding Talc, Magnesium oxide, Amorphous silica, the information to the effects that these substances are subject to Dust Ordinance shall be displayed in the Applicable Laws and Regulations Section of SDS, and that the information about health effect of pulmonary damages etc. when inhaled shall be displayed, others), Promotion of exposure prevention measures, health monitoring, occupational health education, Provision of information to administrative body.

   
Sep.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Sep.26, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

"Candidate Substances applicable to Default Class" was made public.

   
Aug.10, 2017
  Foreign Exchange Control Law
  Foreign user list was revised.
   
Aug.4, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  Cabinet Order and Ministerial Ordinance pertaining to the Display and Notification of Chemical Name, etc. have been promulgated. (including the exclusion of amorphous silica.)
   
Jul.31, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.
   
Jul.27, 2017
  Food Sanitation Law
  "Positive lists of Japan Hygienic Olefin and Styrene Plastics Association, Japan Hygienic PVC Association, and Japan Hygienic Association of Vinylidene Chloride (Outline)" was made public.
   
Jul.27, 2017
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW/METI/MOE in 2016) was made public.
   
Jul.26, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  "Concerning the rationalization of the handling of residues of parent substance and degradation products remained in biodegradation test for new chemical substance (announcement)" was made public.
   
Jul.26, 2017
  Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Designation Order and the Enforcement Order of the Law was promulgated.

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Enforcement Ordinance of the Law was promulgated.

   

Jul.11, 2017

  Food Sanitation Law
  "Concerning the Guideline for ensuring the safety of manufacturing etc. food utensils, containers and packaging" was made public.
   
Jun.30, 2017
  High Pressure Gas Control Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Ordinance on the Safety of High Pressure Gas, etc. and Notice which partially amends the Notice that Sets Down the Details of Marking etc., of Containers based on the Ordinance on the Safety of Containers were promulgated.

   
Jun.27, 2017
  Fire Service Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance related to the exclusion of Fire Fighting Activity Inhibitor was promulgated.

   
Jun.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Jun. 20, 2017
  Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law
 

"Concerning the revision of the judgment standard of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances (Notice)" was made public.

   
Jun.15, 2017
  Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Designation Order of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances was made public.

   
Jun.7, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Law that partially amends the Chemical Substance Control Law was promulgated. (Introduction of Specified General Chemical Substances, etc.)
  "NITE-CHRIP English version manual" was made public.
   
May.25, 2017
  Foreign Exchange Control Law
  Foreign user list was revised.
   
May.8, 2017
  High Pressure Gas Control Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Ordinance on the Safety of Containers and Notice which partially amends the Notice that Sets Down the Details of Marking etc., of Containers based on the Ordinance on the Safety of Containers were promulgated. (Related to the Introduction of Containers for compressed hydrogen motorcycle fuel system)

   
May.3, 2017
  Industrial hygiene
  MHLW instructed relevant labor offices about the prevention of pulmonary disease caused by organic dusts. (manufacturing business sites of inhalable dusts of which main component is cross-linked acrylic acid water soluble polymer are subject to this request) Others
   
Apr.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health law
  Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Ordinance on the Prevention of the Hazard due to Specified Chemical Substances, etc. was promulgated. (related to Diantimony trioxide, etc.)
  The Notice for Performance, the Working Environment Measurement Standard, the Workplace Assessment Standard, etc. were partially amended.
   
Apr.3, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Addition and removal of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances were made public.
   
Mar.31, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

1. The names of new chemical substances published based on the Law prior to the 2003 amendment were partially revised.

2. The name of Type 2 Monitored Chemical Substance published by METI/MHLW/MOE Notice No.8 in 2011 was partially revised.

   
Mar.30, 2017
  Household Goods Quality Labeling Law
  Cabinet Office Ordinance which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law and Notices which fully revise the Quality Labeling Regulations for four groups of household goods were promulgated.
   
Mar.30, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Removal of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances was made public.
   
Mar.29, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law was promulgated. (addition of Specified Chemical Substance)

   
Mar.27, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Substances for which Notification Is Not Required was made public.
   
Mar.27, 2017
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

A new substance for which no hazard property has been confirmed was made public.

   
Mar.21, 2017
  Explosives Control Law
 

"Notice which specifies the explosive devices not subject to the Explosives Control Law" was partially amended.

   
Feb.24, 2017
  GHS
  Corrigenda of the results of GHS classification performed in 2014, 2015 by MHLW, MOE and METI were published.
   
Jan.6, 2017
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Documents concerning following matters have been made public.

1. Prevention of inadequacies (e.g. illegally manufactured/imported as published substances) in the application of SVE.

2. Notice for complying with the law (due to the fact that cases of violation have been found: corrective actions required)

3. Calling for public opinion about the drafted modified law (re: drafted regulations on small volume, law volume, highly toxic new chemical substances)

4. Calling for confirming the name of published new chemical substances (limited to those base on typos and the likes)

   
Dec.29, 2016
  Ship Safety Law
  Notice which partially amends the the "Notice that lays down Transportation Standards etc. of Dangerous Goods by Ships" was promulgated.
   
Dec.27, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

"Concerning the thorough implementation of health hazard prevention measures for labors based on the results of risk assessment" was made public.

(requested industries to take risk reduction measures on the work handling Titanium Oxide (IV)(excluding nanoparticle))

 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Dec.23, 2016
  Aviation Law
 

”The Notice that lays down Transportation Standards etc. of Explosives etc. by aircrafts " was partially amended.

   
Dec.22, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  The reportable chemical substances based on Article 95-6 of the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Hygiene was amended.
   
Dec.20, 2016
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (for 2009) and Corrigenda were partially revised.
   
Dec.16, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

High mutagens were added to the list.

   
Nov.30, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health law
  Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Ordinance on the Prevention of the Hazard due to Specified Chemical Substances and the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Hygiene was promulgated. (related to o-toluidine, etc.)
  The Notice for Performance, the Working Environment Measurement Standard, the Workplace Assessment Standard, etc. were partially amended.
   
Nov.4, 2016
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (for 2008) and Corrigenda were partially revised.
   
Nov.4, 2016
  High Pressure Gas Control Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance / Notice that partially amend the Ordinance on the Safety of Containers, etc., the Notice for Manufacturing Details and the Notice relevant to the Enforcement Order of the Law were promulgated. (Enlargement of exempted application, modification/clarification of the Standard of Combustibility, Toxic Gas, Combustible Gas, etc.)

   
Nov.2, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law was promulgated. (addition of Specified Chemical Substance, etc.)

   
Oct.28, 2016
  High Pressure Gas Control Law
  Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law was promulgated. (related to Article 2 of the Order "Exempted applications," etc.)
   
Oct.19, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

MHWL published the information about the reinforcement of regulations for o-toluidine, Diantimony trioxide on their website respectively.

   
Sep.27, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Sep.23, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare strongly encouraged relevant industries to take measures for preventing health hazard caused by chemical substance (MOCA) ("Specified Class II Substance" and "Specially Controlled Substance")
   
Sep.14, 2016
  Narcotics and Psychotropics Control Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law and Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Enforcement Ordinance of the Law were promulgated. (Addition of psychotropics)

   
Aug.9, 2016
  Fire Service Law
 

A Ministerial Ordinance related to the addition of a Fire Fighting Activity Inhibitor was promulgated.

   
Jul.29, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  List of newly notified chemical substances was made public. 
   
Jul.1, 2016
  Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Designation Order of Poisonous and Deleterious Substances was made public. (Addition/removal of Poisonous/Deleterious Substances) (Acetic anhydride, Maleic anhydride and preparation thereof, etc. were added to Deleterious Substance List)

   
Jun.29, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health law
 

"Concerning the thoroughness of the health hazard prevention measures in connection with chemical substances which may pose carcinogenicity in workplaces" etc., was made public. (related to ortho-toluidine)

   
Jun.27, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Jun.20, 2016
  Wastes Disposal and Public Cleansing Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Enforcement Ordinance of the Law, etc. was promulgated. (Regarding the amendment of the judgment standard for one substance)

   
Jun.14, 2016
  Food Sanitation Law
  Particular standard was established for the apparatus or containers and packaging made of synthetic resins which are composed of polyethylene naphthalate as dominant component.
   
Jun.14, 2016
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW/METI?MOE in 2015) was made public.
   
May.12, 2016
  "ASEAN-Japan Chemical Safety Database (AJCSD)" has been made public.
   
Apr.4, 2016
  Aviation Law
 

”The Notice that lays down Transportation Standards etc. of Explosives etc. by aircrafts " was partially amended. (amendment of Appended Table 1)

   
Apr.1, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Addition of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances was made public.
   
Apr.1, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health law
 

- Chemical substances set down by the Minister of MHLW based on the provision of Paragraph 3, Article 28 of the law was partially amended.

  - Guideline which partially amends the Guideline for the prevention of health hazards by Chemical substances set down by the Minister of MHLW based on the provision of Paragraph 3, Article 28 of the law was made public.
   
Mar.31, 2016
  Foreign Exchange Control Law
  Foreign user list was revised.
   
Mar.31, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  "Reports of Chemical Substance Risk Assessment Committee (2015, 2nd)" was made public. (Assessment results of Methyl Acrylate, Acetonitrile, etc)
   
Mar.31, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Removal of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances was made public.
   
Mar.25, 2016
  GHS
  Corrigenda table of GHS classification results (performed in 2010 by MHLW/MOE) was made public.
 
Mar.25, 2016
  Road Law
  "Matter which prohibits or restricts passages of vehicles loaded with dangerous goods through tunnels similar to underwater tunnel" was made public. (Publication of a new underwater tunnel, banned substances, restricted substances and restriction requisites, etc.)
   
Mar.25, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Substances for which Notification Is Not Required was made public.
   
Mar.25, 2016
  Ship Safety Law
  Notice which partially amends the "The Notice that lays down Transportation Standards etc. of Dangerous Goods by Ships, etc" was promulgated. (Amendment of Attached Table 8-2, etc.)
   
Mar.25, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Mar.10, 2016
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW/MOE in 2014) was made public.
   
Mar.4, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  "Regarding the handling of chemical substances which contain Class I Specified Chemical Substances as By-Product (Announcement)" was updated. (Addition of measures for the organic pigments which contains PCB as by-product)
   
Mar.4, 2016
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Enforcement Order of the Law was partially amended. (Addition of Class I Specified Chemical Substances and Banned Products for Importation)

   
Feb.24, 2016
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
  A cabinet order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law and a ministerial ordinance which partially amends the Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health were promulgated. (Addition of substances for which labeling display and SDS are required)
   
Jan.22, 2016
  Foreign Exchange Control Law
  Foreign user list was revised.
   
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