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The following chemicals, and products (finished goods) containing the following chemicals, when used for an industrial purpose (excluding agricultural, veterinary or therapeutic purposes):

·        Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and related substances

·        Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and related substances

·        Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS) and related substances

·        Pentachlorabenzene (PeCB).

Proposed chemical management standards for four persistent organic pollutants; (20 page(s), in English)

The Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management Standard (IChEMS) has been developed by all Australian governments to efficiently and effectively manage the risks of industrial chemicals to the environment, while providing consistent requirements for businesses across Australia. The IChEMS Register records standards for the environmental management of chemicals, including risk management measures for specific industrial uses. In turn, the Australian federal government and each state and territory government will enact legislation to implement the standards in their jurisdictions.

The proposed decisions will assign the following chemicals, and products containing the chemicals, to Schedule 7 of the Register. This will prohibit their import, manufacture, use and export in Australia, with limited exceptions for unintentional trace contamination, research, disposal, and for articles (products) in use prior to the date of effect of the decision.

·        Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), including any of its branched isomers, its salts and any related compound that contains a linear or branched perfluoroheptyl (C7H15C) group and which can degrade to linear or branched PFOA;

·        Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), including any of its branched isomers, its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride, and any substance containing a linear or branched perfluorooctane sulfonyl moiety and capable of degrading to PFOS (linear or branched);

·        Perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), including its linear and branched isomers, their salts and any substance containing a linear or branched perfluorohexylsulfonyl moiety that can degrade to PFHxS;

·       Pentachlorabenzene (PeCB).