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This page helps you to understand the IChEMS regulatory scheduling decision and provides information to support the management of industrial chemicals in line with IChEMS.
This page is for information only. For details on your legal obligations, look at the relevant regulator and the official version of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Instrument 2022 (IChEMS Register).
Chemical use and management
This chemical is listed in Schedule 1 of the IChEMS Register. Schedule 1 regulates chemicals that are of very low risk for any end use.
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Businesses handling industrial chemicals must comply with the IChEMS Minimum Standards. These standards align with existing environment, health, safety, and duty of care obligations. They were designed for varying business needs and local requirements. This means that your business will likely already meet all or most of the standards.
You must also follow any guidance and requirements set by regulators for managing environmental risks. More information is available from your Commonwealth, state, or territory environmental regulator.
This chemical was scheduled based on information in an assessment statement published by the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS). The use pattern assessed by AICIS was automotive gear oils.
AACN: 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymers with alkyl methacrylate, substituted-methylethyl-terminated hydrogenated polyalkene methacrylate, Me methacrylate and styrene
Risk management measures
The IChEMS Minimum Standards must be complied with.
14/12/2022 – first scheduled
Note: the following information is not part of the scheduling decision recorded in the IChEMS Register. It is provided for information only.
Trade name: VISCOPLEX® 12/1030
Summary of risk characteristics
The chemical is of low hazard and meets the criteria as a polymer of low concern (PLC). The risk posed to the environment by the chemical, if used for any end use, is low. This is set out in the AICIS assessment statement.
AICIS assessment statement: 2-Propenoic acid, 2-methyl-, butyl ester, polymers with alkyl methacrylate, substituted-methylethyl-terminated hydrogenated polyalkene methacrylate, Me methacrylate and styrene, 10 January 2022 (PDF 394 KB)