Draft secondary notification assessment on ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts) for public comment

NICNAS has conducted a secondary notification assessment of ethanaminium, 2-hydroxy-N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-N-methyl-, esters with C16-18 and C18-unsatd. fatty acids, Me sulfates (salts) (CAS No. 157905-74-3) under the Commonwealth Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 (the Act), as amended.

The chemical was declared as requiring secondary notification in the November 2017 Chemical Gazette.

Why the chemical needed a secondary notification

The chemical required reassessment because:

  • introduction volume and concentration in fabric softeners significantly exceed those previously assessed.
  • new toxicity data are available, which warrant a review of the hazard classification of the chemical.

Draft report for public comment

The draft assessment report is released under Section 60E of the Act for public comment. You can contact us and request a copy of the report.

About the secondary notification report

The secondary notification report is an evaluation of the relevant new information on the potential human health and environmental risks that may be associated with exposure to the notified chemical.

Assessment findings — report recommendations

Based on the assessment findings, an amended hazard classification of the chemical, according to the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), is recommended to Safe Work Australia as below:

  • Skin irritant (Category 2): H315 – causes skin irritation
  • Acute aquatic toxicity (Category 2): H401 – toxic to aquatic life
  • Chronic aquatic toxicity (Category 2): H411 – toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Request for variation applications

A request for variation to the report may be made.

Download the Application for Variation (Form 4a) [Word 69 KB]

Completing the application

When requesting the variation you:

  • should outline any amendment or change(s) requested
  • must identify the exact words, sentences or paragraphs in the report to be varied. You must also provide any replacement words, sentences or paragraphs
  • must explain the rationale behind the request and include any relevant references

Due date for variation requests

5:30 pm 4 September 2018 (statutory 28-day deadline for submission of variation requests applies).

There are no extensions to this statutory deadline.

Contact details

Please email the completed variation or any enquiries about the report or process to:

Dr Elaine Gutierrez

Email: targetedassessments.enquiries@nicnas.gov.au

Phone: 02 8577 8839

Meeting requests

Contact us as soon as possible if you wish to meet to discuss the report’s findings and conclusions.

Last update 7 August 2018