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According to Decree 57, manufacturers and importers of chemicals including dangerous substances that are not supervised by special regulations have the responsibility to notify the authority for substances over 1 TPA via the environmental authority portal.

The notification of chemicals is also foreseen in Decree 57. The first notification accounts for:

  • substances of industrial use which must be submitted three years after the Decree came into force, that is February 9, 2024;
  • for substances of non-industrial use, the notification is mandatory from February 9, 2025.

 In respect of the notification for mixtures, the Decree establishes the first notification for:

  • mixtures of industrial use from February 9, 2027,
  • mixtures of non-industrial use from February 9, 2029.

After these notification deadlines, manufacturers and importers have to update the amount of their imported/produced substances every two years with the deadline on August 30th. Authorities already started to develop the Industrial Chemical Program Notification Platform.

SDS/GHS standards are part of Decree 57 and will be gradually implemented and become mandatory:

  • for substances of industrial use from February 9, 2022,
  • for substances of non-industrial use, such as domestic or general consumer goods, from February 9, 2025,
  • for mixtures of industrial use from February 9, 2023,
  • for mixtures of non-industrial use from February, 9, 2027.

National Regulation

Status

In force - transitional period

Regulation name

Regulations on the classification, labeling, and notification of chemical substances and mixtures

Reglamento de clasificación, etiquetado y notificación de sustancias químicas y mezclas peligrosas - Decreto 57

Objective

Establish the criteria and obligations relating to the classification, labeling, notification, and risk assessment of dangerous substances and mixtures, which must be met by manufacturers and importers in order to protect human health and the environment

Implementation date

Notification:

·        Industrial substances: February 9, 2024

·        Non-industrial substances: February 9, 2025

·        Industrial Mixtures: February 9, 2027

·        Non-industrial mixtures: February 9, 2029

Scope

Hazardous substances and mixtures for industrial and non-industrial uses

Further substance lists

Substance classification list will be published on future resolution

Exemption

Nuclear substances, pharmaceutical and veterinary products, food products for human and animal consumption, cosmetics, pesticide residues in food, hazardous waste (decree 148/2003), fertilizers (law 3.557/1981), minerals of natural origin, substances intended for research, on transit or warehouse, unintended, used on medicine

Affected stakeholders

Manufacturers and importers of ≥ 1 ton per year

Requirements

Importers and manufacturers are requested to follow the guidelines of:

·        Risk assessment (Decree 57 - Title II and III)

·        Label (Decree 57 - Title IV)

·        SDS (Decree 57 - Title V)

·        Notification (Decree 57 - Title VI)

Non-compliance

Non-compliance means to not follow or fail to comply with the requirements. Sanctions and penalties will be further established.

Comments

Notifiers shall submit information on a biennial basis with the deadline on August 31 (from February 2024)

SDS / GHS Regulation

Status

In force - transitional period

Regulation name

Regulations on the classification, labeling, and notification of chemical substances and mixtures

Reglamento de clasificación, etiquetado y notificación de sustancias químicas y mezclas peligrosas - link

Implementation date

Industrial use:

·        1 year for substances (February 9, 2022)

·        4 years for mixtures (February 9, 2025)

Non-industrial use:

·        2 years for substances (February 9, 2023)

·        6 years for mixtures (February 9, 2027)

Language

Spanish

Comments

In Chile, the GHS standard and the national chemical regulation will be implemented together. For further information, see the Chile’s GHS webpage.

 
 

Chemical Inventory in Chile

Decree 57 also includes the notification of chemicals. The first notification accounts for:

  • substances of industrial use and must be submitted three years after the Decree came into force, which is February 9, 2024;
  • substances of non-industrial use: the notification is mandatory from February 9, 2025.

For the notification for mixtures, the Decree establishes the first notification for:

  • mixtures of industrial use from February 9, 2027,
  • mixtures of non-industrial use from February 9, 2029.

After these notification deadlines, manufacturers and importers have to update the amount of substances they imported/produced every two years with the deadline on August 30th. Authorities already started to develop the Industrial Chemical Program Notification Platform.

 

Adoption of GHS

GHS standard will be gradually implemented and become mandatory: for substances of industrial use from February 9, 2022, and for substances of non-industrial use, such as domestic or general consumer goods, from February 9, 2025; for mixtures of industrial use from February 9, 2023, and for mixtures of non-industrial use from February, 9, 2027.

In Chile, the GHS standard and the national chemical regulation will be implemented together. For further information, see the Chile’s GHS webpage.

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