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Promoting enhanced self management of chemical substances and preventing environmental damage

Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof

MSDS system

Business operators submit notifications detailing amounts of chemical substances released into the environment or transferred. National government collates reports and makes results publicly available.

Targeted Chemical Substances

Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances (354 substances)

Targeted Business Operators

Business operators who produce or handle targeted chemical substances or related substances.

(Operators of 23 specially designated businesses, operators who employ over 21 employees during normal business operations and operators who annually handle over one tonne of targeted Specific Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances (or 0.5 tonnes of specially designated carcinogenic substances)

PRTP system

Business operators are required to submit data on properties and appropriate handling of designated chemical substances when being transferred.

Targeted Substances

Class 1 Designated Chemical Substances (354 substances)

Class 2 Designated Chemical Substances (81 substances)

Targeted Business Operators

All operators who handle or deal in designated chemical substances or specified products.

Promoting self management of chemical substances

Operators

Raise awareness among operators of environmental release, disposal and transfer of targeted chemical substances

Awareness

Business operators manage chemical substances in accordance with the guidelines issued by the national government, and offer information to raise public awareness and understanding of management practices.

Operators submit reports detailing release and transfer amounts to local authority, which in turn submits to prefectural governor relevant national government ministry.

Notification

*Operators supply confidential information directly to national government, and request name of substance be changed to a generic name.

Govt.

① Non-targeted operators② Non-targeted industries ③ Households④ Types of transferred substances

Submitted data

converted to

electronic data

Estimates

non-reported

emissions

Compiles lists of individual substances, industries and municipal regions based on results of submitted reports and statistical documentation

Aggregation

Disclosure of information

Local Governor

Data submitted by individual companies is made publicly available on demand

Publication

Collated results made public

① Compile data from locally submitted reports② Regional data made public ③ Opinions regarding national surveys④ Technical support to businesses⑤ Gain public understanding and support through public relations campaigns

Conducts environmental monitoring, health effect surveys, etc.

Promoting enhanced self management of chemical substances

and preventing environmental damage

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