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Flowchart 2: Chemicals / Biochemical other than those in Flowchart 1

"Chemical / Biochemical" (oval shape) – Accordingly of the type of substance, it leads to two different processes: "Specified on the NDSL (Reference to Section 7)" or "Not specified on the NDSL (Reference to Section 8)":

  1. "Specified on the NDSL (Reference to Section 7)" (Rectangle shape) – Contains the following three requirements that manufacturers and importers must meet, according to the situation:
    1. "30 days before exceeding 1000 kg per year" (Diamond shape) leads to "Schedule 4 [Footnote 1: Additional information specified in Schedule 2 is also required if the chemical is a biochemical - see subparagraph 7(1)(a)(ii)]" (Rectangle shape) – Manufacturers and importers need to provide the information detailed in Schedule 4, at least 30 days before exceeding 1000 kg per year of the substance.
    2. "60 days before exceeding 10000 kg per year" (Diamond shape) leads to "Schedule 5" [Footnote 2: Additional information specified in Schedule 2 is also required if the chemical is a biochemical - see subparagraph 7(1)(b)(ii). No further information will be required unless: (a) the chemical is released to the aquatic environment in a quantity exceeding 3 kg per day, per site, averaged monthly and after wastewater treatment – see subsection 7(2) – or (b) the public may be significantly exposed to the chemical in a product – see subsection 7(3)] (Rectangle shape) – Manufacturers and importers need to provide the information detailed in Schedule 5, at least 60 days before exceeding 10000 kg per year of the substance.
    3. "75 days before exceeding 50000 kg per year" (Diamond shape outlined with a broken line) leads to "If releases exceed 3 kg per day per site" [Rectangle shape outlined with a broken line that contains: "Additional information set out in subsection 7(2)" (Rectangle shape)] and/or leads to "If significant public exposure" [Rectangle shape outlined with a broken line that contains: "Additional information set out in subsection 7(3)" (Rectangle shape)] – Manufacturers and importers need to provide additional information set out in subsection 7(2) if releases exceed 3 kg per day per site or additional information set out in subsection 7(3) if significant public exposure occur, at least 75 days before exceeding 50000 kg per year of the substance.
  2. "Not specified on the NDSL (Reference to Section 8)" [Footnote 3: Notification must be sent to the Minister if: the chemical or biochemical is specified on the NDSL following submission of the information referred to in subparagraph 8(1)(b)(i) and item 10 of Schedule 5 – see subsection 8(2)] (Rectangle shape) – Contains the following three requirements that manufacturers and importers must meet according to the situation:
    1. "5 days before exceeding 100 kg per year" (Diamond shape) leads to "Schedule 4" [Footnote 4: Additional information specified in Schedule 2 is also required if the chemical is a biochemical - see subparagraph 8(1)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) and (c)(ii)] (Rectangle shape) – Manufacturers and importers need to provide the information detailed in Schedule 4, at least 5 days before exceeding 100 kg per year of the substance.
    2. "60 days before exceeding 1000 kg per year" (Diamond shape) leads to "Schedule 5" [Footnote 4: Additional information specified in Schedule 2 is also required if the chemical is a biochemical - see subparagraph 8(1)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) and (c)(ii)] (Rectangle shape) – Manufacturers and importers need to provide the information detailed in Schedule 4, at least 5 days before exceeding 100 kg per year of the substance.
    3. "75 days before exceeding 10000 kg per year" (Diamond shape) leads to "Schedule 6" [Footnote 4: Additional information specified in Schedule 2 is also required if the chemical is a biochemical - see subparagraph 8(1)(a)(ii), (b)(ii) and (c)(ii)] (Rectangle shape) – Manufacturers and importers need to provide the information detailed in Schedule 6, at least 75 days before exceeding 10000 kg per year of the substance.
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