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File No: STD/1493

April 2014



NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS NOTIFICATION AND ASSESSMENT SCHEME

(NICNAS)


PUBLIC REPORT


Acrylate SR341

This Assessment has been compiled in accordance with the provisions of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (Cwlth) (the Act) and Regulations. This legislation is an Act of the Commonwealth of Australia. The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) is administered by the Department of Health, and conducts the risk assessment for public health and occupational health and safety. The assessment of environmental risk is conducted by the Department of the Environment.


For the purposes of subsection 78(1) of the Act, this Public Report may be inspected at our NICNAS office by appointment only at Level 7, 260 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010.
This Public Report is also available for viewing and downloading from the NICNAS website or available on request, free of charge, by contacting NICNAS. For requests and enquiries please contact the NICNAS Administration Coordinator at:

Street Address:

Level 7, 260 Elizabeth Street, SURRY HILLS NSW 2010, AUSTRALIA.

Postal Address:

GPO Box 58, SYDNEY NSW 2001, AUSTRALIA.

TEL:

+ 61 2 8577 8800

FAX:

+ 61 2 8577 8888

Website:

www.nicnas.gov.au

Director

NICNAS

TABLE OF CONTENTS





SUMMARY 3

CONCLUSIONS AND REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS 3

ASSESSMENT DETAILS 7

1.APPLICANT AND NOTIFICATION DETAILS 7

2.IDENTITY OF CHEMICAL 7

3.COMPOSITION 7

4.PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES 8

5.INTRODUCTION AND USE INFORMATION 9

6.HUMAN HEALTH IMPLICATIONS 9

6.1. Exposure Assessment 9

6.1.1. Occupational Exposure 9

6.1.2. Public Exposure 10

6.2. Human Health Effects Assessment 10

6.3. Human Health Risk Characterisation 13

6.3.1. Occupational Health and Safety 13

6.3.2. Public Health 13

7. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPLICATIONS 13

7.1. Environmental Exposure & Fate Assessment 13

7.1.1. Environmental Exposure 13

7.1.2. Environmental Fate 14

7.1.3. Predicted Environmental Concentration (PEC) 14

7.2. Environmental Effects Assessment 15

7.2.1. Predicted No-Effect Concentration 16

7.3. Environmental Risk Assessment 16

Appendix A: Physical and Chemical Properties 18

Appendix B: Toxicological Investigations 19

B.1.Repeat dose toxicity, with reproduction/developmental toxicity screening 19

B.2.Reproduction/Developmental toxicity 20

BIBLIOGRAPHY 23



SUMMARY



The following details will be published in the NICNAS Chemical Gazette:



ASSESSMENT REFERENCE

APPLICANT(S)

CHEMICAL OR TRADE NAME

HAZARDOUS chemical

INTRODUCTION VOLUME

USE

STD/1493

Arkema Pty Ltd

Canon Australia Pty Ltd and

Fujifilm Australia Pty Ltd


Acrylate SR341

Yes

≤ 20 tonnes per annum

Component of inks and overprint vanishes


CONCLUSIONS AND REGULATORY OBLIGATIONS



Hazard classification

Based on the available information, the notified chemical is recommended for hazard classification according to the Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), as adopted for industrial chemicals in Australia. The recommended hazard classification is presented in the table below.




Hazard classification

Hazard statement

Eye Irritation (Category 2)

H319 – Causes serious eye irritation

Skin Irritation (Category 2)

H315 – Causes skin irritation

Based on the available information, the notified chemical is recommended for hazard classification according to the Approved Criteria for Classifying Hazardous Substances (NOHSC, 2004) with the following risk phrase:

R36: Irritating to eyes

R38: Irritating to skin


The environmental hazard classification according to the Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is presented below. Environmental classification under the GHS is not mandated in Australia and carries no legal status but is presented for information purposes.


Hazard classification

Hazard statement

Acute (Category 1)

H400 – Very toxic to aquatic life

Chronic (Category 1)

H410 – Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects


Human health risk assessment

Provided that the recommended PPE is used and engineering controls are in place to limit exposure, under the conditions of the occupational settings described, the notified chemical is not considered to pose an unreasonable risk to the health of workers.


When used in the proposed manner, the notified chemical is not considered to pose an unreasonable risk to public health.
Environmental risk assessment

On the basis of the PEC/PNEC ratio and the reported use pattern, the notified chemical is not considered to pose an unreasonable risk to the environment.


Recommendations

Regulatory Controls

Hazard Classification and Labelling


The notified chemical should be classified as follows:

Eye Irritation (Category 2): H319 – Causes serious eye irritation

Skin Irritation (Category 2): H315 – Causes skin irritation


  • Classification of products/mixtures containing the notified chemical should be considered based on the concentration of the notified chemical present.




  • Based on ecotoxicity data, the notifier should consider their obligations under the Australian Dangerous Goods Code.



Control Measures

Occupational Health and Safety


A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace should implement the following isolation and engineering controls to minimise occupational exposure to the notified chemical:

Enclosed, automated processes, where possible

Good general ventilation

Local exhaust ventilation if aerosols are generated


A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace should implement the following safe work practices to minimise occupational exposure during handling of the notified chemical:

Avoid contact with skin and eyes

Avoid inhalation

Clean up any spills or soiled personal protective equipment promptly

Avoid contact with waste materials contaminated with the notified chemical
A person conducting a business or undertaking at a workplace should ensure that the following personal protective equipment is used by workers to minimise occupational exposure to the notified chemical:

Impervious gloves

Chemical goggles

Protective clothing

Respiratory protection if inhalation exposure may occur


    • Guidance in selection of personal protective equipment can be obtained from Australian, Australian/New Zealand or other approved standards.

A copy of the (M)SDS should be easily accessible to employees.


If products and mixtures containing the notified chemical are classified as hazardous to health in accordance with the Globally Harmonised System for the Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) as adopted for industrial chemicals in Australia, workplace practices and control procedures consistent with provisions of State and Territory hazardous substances legislation should be in operation.
Environment



  • The following control measures should be implemented by transporters and end-users to minimise environmental exposure during transport and use of the notified chemical:

  • Notified chemical or waste water containing the notified chemical is not to be released, directly or indirectly, to sewers or surface waters.

Disposal


The notified chemical should be disposed of to landfill.
Storage
The handling and storage of the notified chemical should be in accordance with the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice for Managing Risks of Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace (SWA, 2012) or relevant State or Territory Code of Practice.
Emergency procedures


  • Spills and/or accidental release of the notified chemical should be handled by physical containment, collection and subsequent safe disposal.


Regulatory Obligations
Secondary Notification

This risk assessment is based on the information available at the time of notification. The Director may call for the reassessment of the chemical under secondary notification provisions based on changes in certain circumstances. Under Section 64 of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act (1989) the notifier, as well as any other importer or manufacturer of the notified chemical, have post-assessment regulatory obligations to notify NICNAS when any of these circumstances change. These obligations apply even when the notified chemical is listed on the Australian Inventory of Chemical Substances (AICS).


Therefore, the Director of NICNAS must be notified in writing within 28 days by the notifier, other importer or manufacturer:
(1) Under Section 64(1) of the Act; if

further information becomes available on the carcinogenicity and sensitisation potential of the notified chemical;

the notified chemical or waste water associated with equipment and container cleaning operation are to be released, directly or indirectly, to sewers or to surface waters.
or
(2) Under Section 64(2) of the Act; if

the function or use of the chemical has changed from a component of inks and overprint vanishes, or is likely to change significantly; the amount of chemical being introduced has increased, or is likely to increase, significantly;

the chemical has begun to be manufactured in Australia;

additional information has become available to the person as to an adverse effect of the chemical on occupational health and safety, public health, or the environment.


The Director will then decide whether a reassessment (i.e. a secondary notification and assessment) is required.
(Material) Safety Data Sheet

The (M)SDS of the notified chemical (and a product containing the notified chemical) provided by the notifier were reviewed by NICNAS. The accuracy of the information on the (M)SDS remains the responsibility of the applicant.







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