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Jul.4, 2018
  Ozone Layer Protection Law
 

Law which partially amends the Law was promulgated.

   
Jul.2, 2018
  Ozone Layer Protection Law
 

"Concerning the collection of reports required of a person who manufactured, exported or imported substances listed under Montreal Protocol Annex F (Hydrofluorocarbons) through 2011-2013" was made public.

   
Jun.29, 2018
  Poisonous and Deleterious Substance Control Law
 

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

- Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the Enforcement Ordinance of the Law was made public.

   
Jun.29, 2018
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW//MOE in 2017) was partially revised.
   
Jun.28, 2018
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Jun.13, 2018
 

Food Sanitation Law

  Law that partially amends the law was promulgated.
   
May.30, 2018
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW//MOE in 2017) was partially revised.
   
May.17, 2018
  GHS
  GHS Classification results (performed by MHLW/MOE in 2017) was made public.
   
May 3, 2018
  Foreign Exchange Control Law
  Foreign user list was revised.
   
Apr.16, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Revised version of the "Test methods and Judgment standards for the Judgment of new chemical substances and the Judgment, etc. concerning the applicability of Monitored Chemical Substance" was made public.

   
Apr.6, 2018
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

Cabinet Order which partially amends the Enforcement Order of the Law and Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the "Ordinance on Prevention of Health Impairment due to Asbestos" etc. were promulgated.

   
Apr.4, 2018
  Law on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices
1.

"Insecticide Guideline 2018" was made public.

2.

Revised version of the "Guideline for efficacy testing of insecticides" was made public.

   
Apr.3, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
  Following Notices were made public.
1.

Judgment standard of Specified New Chemical Substances (Paragraph 4, Article 4 of the Law)

2.

Partial amendment of the "Handling of test results which serve as reference information of the judgment at the time of new chemical substances evaluation, etc."

3.

Revised version of the "Implementation Notice of the Notification of Hazardous Information "

4.

Revised version of the "Implementation Notice of the Law"

   
Apr.2, 2018
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

Name of a new chemical substance for which no hazard property has been confirmed was made public.

   
Apr.2, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
1.

Notices about the designation or the cancellation of the designation of Monitored Chemical Substances, and Notice about the designation of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances were made public.

2.

"Concerning the Test Methods of New Chemical Substance, etc." was partially amended.

   
Mar.31, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Following Ministerial Ordinances or Notices were promulgated.

1.

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the "Ministerial Ordinance on the Technical Standards of Fire Extinguisher, etc. for which PFOS or Salts Thereof is used"

2.

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the "Ministerial Ordinance which Publishes the Name of New Chemical Substances"

3.

Ministerial Ordinance which abolishes the "Ministerial Ordinance on the Technical Standards of Products (PFOS related Products) prescribed under Item 1 to Item 3, Article 9 of the Enforcement Order of the Law"

4.

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the "Ministerial Ordinance which Specifies Test Items"

5.

Notice which partially amend the "Substances for which Notification Is Not Required"

6.

Notice which partially amends the "Labeling Elements to be Displayed with respect to Measures, etc., for Preventing the Environmental Pollution attributable to Products for which PFOS or the Salts Thereof is used"

7.

Notice which partially amends the "Published Technical Guideline concerning the Measures for Preventing the Environmental Pollution of the Materials for which Class II Specified Chemical Substances are used and Label Elements to be Displayed with respect to Measures, etc. for Preventing the Environmental Pollution attributable to the said substances"

8.

Notice which repeals the designation of Priority Assessment Chemical Substances

9.

Notice which partially amend the "Test specified by Ministers based on the Ministerial Ordinance which Specifies Test Items"

   
Mar.31, 2018
  Road Law
 

Prohibition or restriction of 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.28, 2018
  Industrial Safety and Health Law
 

- List of newly notified chemical substances was made public.

   
Mar.22, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Revised version of the "Concerning "Available Information on Compositions and Properties of Chemical Substances"" was made public.

   
Mar.20, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Following documents are made public.

- Revised version of the "Handling the chemical substances containing Class I Specified Chemical Substance as by-products (Notice)"

- Revised version of the "Q&A concerning the amendment of the "Implementation of the CSCL""

- Disestablishment of the Prior Confirmation System in the customs clearance processes for the importation of Class I Specified Chemical Substance"

   
Mar.12, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Ministerial Ordinance which partially amends the "Ordinance concerning the notification of hazard information" was promulgated.

   
Mar.6, 2018
  Chemical Substance Control Law
 

Notice pertaining to the partial revision of the "Standard of Polymer of Low Concern" was promulgated.

   
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.
   
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