The project referred to international chemical substance management measures to clarify the role and management principles of Concerned Chemical Substances, and concluded that the connotation of management of Concerned Chemical Substances should include hazard and risk information transmission, approval and reporting control, hazard prevention, and response enhancement. At the same time, the project developed strategies and assessment procedures for the classification management of Concerned Chemical Substances. According to the assessment procedures, apply the explosive precursor substances and food safety concerned substances were applied. Then, the management recommendations were developed after the analysis.
In order to establish a list of evaluating chemical substances, this project investigated 12 chemical substances operated by the domestic "synthetic rubber raw material manufacturing industry" and "semiconductor manufacturing industry". The investigation methods were to design the interview forms and conducted 50 in-depth interview meetings with crucial chemical-relevant companies and industry associations to collect information on the distributions of industrial chains, material process uses, exposure scenarios, the relevance of substances released to the environment, as well as the feedback of management policy.
In terms of continuity work, this project continued to update the screening sources of chemical substances. According to the definition of Concerned Chemical Substances, at least 200 chemicals were selected for data inventory, including the substance hazards, toxicological data, domestic operation status, domestic and foreign control status, etc. Each form of the chemical substance was submitted as one file. This project had completed the submission of 230 substance files. Also, the project had completed the interface design and function construction of the information retrieval platform such as adding, querying, editing, deleting and exporting. The information retrieval platform was imported 1,043 files of chemical substances so far.
Furthermore, this project had completed the establishment of a single-window reporting platform to assist the industries in completing the reporting operations of multiple ministries through a single window. With regard to tutoring industries for operating declaration system, the operation manuals and audio-visual teaching have been produced. The 1,707 consultation hotline questions have been answered as well, which including application approval documents, declaration of daily operation records and operating system functions. All the questions have been compiled into a FAQ.
As for the administrative support, Toxic and Chemical Substances Bureau, EPA, Executive Yuan had announced the listing of "ammonium nitrate" and "hydrogen fluoride" as hazardous Concerned Chemical Substances, therefore this project assisted in writing and preparing the documents for regulations promotion. In May and September of this year, one session of "Drafts of Amendments to the First, Second and Fourth Schedule III of the Announcement of the List of Concerned Chemical Substances and Their Operation Management Matters" and two sessions of "2021 Concerned Chemical Substances Act and Online Explanatory Meeting on the Operation of the Notification System" had been completed. Besides, two ministerial conferences including the "Border Management Cooperative Research and Business Conference" and the "Inter-Ministry Chemical Substances Single Window Application Platform Research and Business Conference" had been completed as well.