1 The information required under the New Substances Notification Regulations (Chemicals and Polymers) is divided into three flowcharts according to the type of substance:
(a) research and development, contained site-limited intermediate and contained export-only substances — Flowchart 1;
(b) chemicals and biochemicals other than research and development, contained site-limited intermediate and contained export-only substances — Flowchart 2; and
(c) polymers and biopolymers other than research and development, contained site-limited intermediate and contained export-only substances — Flowchart 3.
2 Choose the appropriate flowchart according to the type of substance. Each flowchart identifies the information to be provided and the quantity that triggers the regulatory obligation to provide it.
3 References in the flowcharts are to provisions of the Regulations, in italics, and to schedules to the Regulations. Note that certain words and expressions used in the flowcharts are defined in section 1 of the Regulations.
4 The shapes used in the flowcharts distinguish their contents as follows:
5 Shapes outlined with a broken line signal that information is required only in certain circumstances.
6 Additional information is set out in footnotes to each flowchart.
7 The Minister of the Environment and the Minister of Health must assess the information within the same number of days as are afforded to the manufacturer or importer for provision of that information — see section 16 of the Regulations. For example, if a manufacturer or importer is required to provide information at least 30 days before the day on which a certain quantity is exceeded, then the Ministers must assess that information within 30 days after receiving it.
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