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

Record keeping for exempted introductions – polymers that are comparable to listed polymers

You must keep certain records for introductions of polymers that are comparable to listed 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 polymers that are comparable to listed polymers.

The type of records you must keep are different, and depend on:

  • whether you know the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number (CAS number) or the proper name (CAS or IUPAC) for your chemical
  • if you first introduced your polymer before or after 1 July 2020

If you introduced your polymer before 1 July 2020

The records you must keep relate to the chemical identity of the listed polymer that is comparable to your polymer – rather than the polymer you are introducing. 

If you know the CAS name and CAS number of the listed polymer, you must keep records of this.

If you do not know the CAS name and CAS number of the listed polymer, you must keep records of:

  • the names you use to refer to the listed polymer
  • a written undertaking from the supplier or manufacturer that they will give us the CAS name and CAS number (if assigned) if we ask for them

If the first time you introduced your polymer was on or after 1 July 2020

The following table provides information about the records you must keep.
 

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

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

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

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

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

3. A written undertaking from the supplier or manufacturer that your polymer meets the criteria to be comparable to a listed polymer, and that the person who holds the information will give us the records to prove this, if we ask for them

3. Records to prove your polymer meets the criteria to be comparable to a listed polymer

 

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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