For the preparation of the sub-ordinance and gathering of opinions, the Ministry of Environment (MOE) had launched task force consisting of several stakeholders including industry, government, NGOs and regulatory experts in September 2013. Over the course of seven task force meetings, the MOE will prepare ordinances and plans to hold a related public hearing within a year.
The Main Discussion so far has been:
- Report of manufacture, etc
- Registration of chemical substance
- Product containing hazardous chemicals and risk concerned product
- Grace time and interim measures, etc
The Korean MOE is currently enacting and operating Toxic Chemicals Control Act to protect public health from the chemical substances and to manage the toxic chemical substances. In fact, they have quite an impressive list of environmental initiatives.
The Korean Toxic Chemicals Control Act essentially works like this:
Now the question becomes, why can't every chemical law have a simple diagram like this to help clarify? #WouldntThatBeNice