- 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
- Correction of chemical names, adding molecular formulas
- Amendments and proposal for deletion of wrongly added chemicals
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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.
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.
Please email the completed variation or any enquiries about the report or process to:
Dr Elaine Gutierrez
Phone: 02 8577 8839
Contact us as soon as possible if you wish to meet to discuss the report’s findings and conclusions.
Last update 7 August 2018