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Open for public comment: proposed amendments to the General Rules – closes 17 September 2021.

Record keeping for exempted introductions – low-concern biological polymer

You must keep certain records for introductions of low-concern biological polymers, which you’ve categorised as exempted. You must provide these records within 20 working days if we ask for them.

Before you read this page’s content, make sure you’ve already read and understood:

  • why you must keep records
  • written undertakings as records (if you’ve relied on information held by another person — such as a supplier or manufacturer — to categorise your introduction)

Go to our record-keeping overview page for this information.

Records you must keep

The following table provides information about the records you must keep for introductions of low-concern biological polymers.

The type of records you must keep depends on whether you know the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS number) or the proper name (CAS or IUPAC) for your chemical.

Records to keep if you know the CAS number and/or proper name for your chemical

Records to keep if you DO NOT know the proper name for your chemical

1a. If you know the CAS number – a record of it, plus the CAS name or INCI name OR

1b. If you know the proper name (CAS or IUPAC) but no CAS number is assigned – a record of the proper name

2. Records to prove your introduction is not covered by any of the provisions of section 25 of the General Rules

3. Records to prove that your introduction meets the requirements of subsection 26(7) of the General Rules

1. The names you use to refer to your chemical and a written undertaking from the supplier or manufacturer that they will give us the proper name (CAS or IUPAC) and CAS number (if assigned), if we ask for them

2. A written undertaking from the supplier or manufacturer that the introduction of your chemical is not covered by any of the provisions of section 25 of the General Rules, and that the person who holds the information will give us the records to prove this, if we ask for them

3. A written undertaking from the supplier or manufacturer that your introduction meets the requirements of subsection 26(7) of the General Rules, and that the person who holds the information will give us the records to prove this, if we ask for them

Download the record-keeping checklist

Our record-keeping checklist indicates the type and level of information we expect to receive for each of the requirements in the table above, but it’s not meant to be an exhaustive list.

Download the checklist:

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