31 Jul. 2018, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Labor and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced that 257 substances are regarded as general chemical substances under Chemical Substance Control Law (CSCL).
Substances that were notified on and after April 1, 2011, as substances that are either newly manufactured in, or imported to, Japan and are neither classified as Class I Specified Chemical Substances nor as Priority Assessment chemical Substances. Such substances are designated on and after 2017 as Newly Announced Chemical Substances (notified on and after April 1, 2011) in accordance with paragraph (4) of Article 4. Such chemical substances are regarded as general chemical substances pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 7 of Article 2 of the current Law (excluding Priority Assessment Chemical Substances, Monitoring Chemical Substances, Class I Specified Chemical Substances, and Class II Specified Chemical Substances).