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Nigeria - Final Regulatory Action
Polychlorinated Terphenyls (PCTs) CAS number:
Date circular:

Chemical name: Terphenyl, chlorinated

Final regulatory action has been taken for the category: Industrial

Final regulatory action: The chemical is Severely Restricted

Use or uses prohibited by the final regulatory action:

All uses other than those specified below

Use or uses that remain allowed:

Severely restricted as dielectric fluid in transformers.

The final regulatory action was based on a risk or hazard evaluation: Yes

Summary of the final regulatory action:

Included in the List of Hazardous (Dangerous) Chemical Products (FAC 000-000-9903)/Acutely Hazardous (Dangerous) Chemical Products under SCHEDULE 13 of the S.I.15 Regulations (Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes) of 1991 and in the Public Notification of 17 June 1998 in the Daily Times and Guardian Newspapers.

The reasons for the final regulatory action were relevant to: Human health and environment

Summary of known hazards and risks to human health:

Information on hazards to human health as specified in the relevant Decision GUidance Document.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to human health:

The ban on importation of this product under the RC may impact on the national authority responsible for power generation in the country and other industrial facilities dependant on product as dielectric fluid. hte ban will however reduce human exposure and associated risk to human health.

Summary of known hazards and risks to the environment:

Information on hazards to the environment as specified in the DGD.

Expected effect of the final regulatory action in relation to the environment:

Likely effect on national power supply with the benefit of reduced risk to wildlife, aquatic animals and the ecosystem in general.

Date of entry into force of the final regulatory action: 12/01/1998