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Ban on METHANOL in consumer products – Bureau for Chemical Substances website


TRIS – national technical regulations:

Regulation of the Minister for the Economy on the manner of applying restrictions detailed under Annex XVII to Regulation 1907/2006.

The draft Regulation derogates from restrictions (in keeping with the provisions of Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) 1907/2006) on applying or placing on the market of substances or mixtures:
– containing lead carbon, in the restoration and maintenance of works of art and historic buildings or their interiors
– containing sulphates (VI), referred to in point 17 of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006
– containing up to 20% by mass of nitrogen in the form of ammonium nitrate placed on the market until 1 July 2014.
Furthermore, the draft removes restrictions on the placing on the market and the use of products for the removal of paint containing dichloromethane (in keeping with the provisions of Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) 1907/2006) by professional users concerning the removal of paint outside industrial facilities with:
– metal and building construction and items;
– ships and metal elements at ship repair facilities;
– containers;
– carriages.

Regulation of the Minister of the Economy amending the Regulation on restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market or use of dangerous substances and mixtures or those which could be dangerous and the placing on the market or use of articles containing such substances or mixtures.

In the added § 2a the notified draft prohibits trade involving the sale to consumers in the Republic of Poland of the following:
1) methanol (CAS 67-56-1);
2) substances containing methanol in concentrations of more than 3% w/w;
3) mixtures containing methanol in concentrations of more than 3% w/w.
This prohibition does not concern the following substances and mixtures containing methanol in concentrations of more than 3% w/w:
1) engine fuels for use in model making;
2) fuels for internal combustion engines used in power boating sports;
3) fuel cell fuels;
4) liquid biofuels in the understanding of the Bio-components and Liquid Bio-fuels Act of 25 August 2006 (Journal of Laws, No 169(1199), as amended)

Regulation of the Minister of the Economy on restrictions on the manufacture, placing on the market or use of dangerous substances and mixtures or those which could be dangerous and the placing on the market or use of articles containing such substances or mixtures.

It is prohibited to manufacture, place on the market or use at work: 4-Nitrobiphenyl (CAS 92-93-3) and 2-Naphthylamine (CAS 91-59-8), Benzidine (CAS 92-87-5), biphenyl-4-amine (CAS 92-67-1) and their salts as substances on their own or substances constituting the composition of another substance or in mixtures, in concentrations equal to or greater than 0.1% of mass. The manufacture, placing on the market or use for scientific research and development purposes or for the purpose of conducting chemical analyses of the mentioned substances or mixtures which contain them may take place if, prior to manufacturing, placing on the market or using them, the employer presents the following information to the appropriate State Sanitary Inspector of the district or the appropriate State Sanitary Inspector at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration:
– justification of manufacturing, placing on the market or use;
– the quantity of the substance or mixture used during the year;
– the manner of application;
– the number of employees which may be exposed to the substance or mixture;
– security and organisational measures provided for the protection of worker health.
In keeping with the International Convention respecting the prohibition of the Use of White (Yellow) Phosphorus in Manufacture of Matches, signed in Berne, 26 September 1906, it is prohibited to use white (yellow) phosphorus for the manufacture of matches, and to place on the market or use matches containing white (yellow) phosphorus in the Republic of Poland.