HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES ACT 15 OF 1973: GROUP I, CATEGORY B, HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: DECLARATION
Notice Title: Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973 (“HSA”): Group I, Category B, Hazardous Substances: Declaration
Government Notice: GN 1925 in GG 46088 on 25 March 2022
Commencing date: Comments to be submitted by 24 June 2022
The Minister of Health (“the Minister”), intents in terms of section 2(1)(a) of the HSA to declare certain substances and mixtures containing such substances, products, or materials to be Group 1, Category B Hazardous Substances.
The substances include amongst other the following, subject to certain exclusions:
- All pesticides substances listed in Annexure 3 of the Rotterdam Convention; with an importation consent granted by the Designated National Authority of the Convention and/or with approved registration in terms of the Fertilizers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act 36 of 1947 (“FFASA”);
- All pesticides substances listed in Part I, Annexure B of the Stockholm Convention; subject to specific exemptions prescribed in the Convention;
- All pesticides or agricultural remedies classified and registered under the red hazard colour code and/or as restricted in terms of the FFASA.
Members of the public are invited to submit written comments and inputs on or before 24 June 2022. For a copy of the Government Gazette Notice click here.
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