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Chemical Handler's Manual

APPENDIX G – Automatically Exempt Chemical Mixtures

The following categories of chemical mixtures are automatically exempt from certain provisions of the CSA:

  1. Chemical mixtures that are distributed directly to an incinerator for destruction or directly to an authorized waste recycler or re-processor where such distributions are documented on United States Environmental Protection Agency Form 8700-22; persons distributing the mixture to the incinerator or recycler must maintain and make available to agents of the Administration, upon request, such documentation for a period of no less than two years.
  2. Completely formulated paints and coatings – only those formulations that contain all of the components of the paint or coating for use in the final application without the need to add any additional substances except a thinner if needed in certain cases. A completely formulated paint or coating is defined as any clear or pigmented liquid, liquefiable or mastic composition designed for application to a substrate in a thin layer that is converted to a clear or opaque solid protective, decorative, or functional adherent film after application. Included in this category are clear coats, topcoats, primers, varnishes, sealers, adhesives, lacquers, stains, shellacs, inks, temporary protective coatings and film-forming agents.
  3. Iodine products classified as iodophors that exist as an iodine complex to include poloxamer-iodine complex, polyvinyl pyrrolidone-iodine complex (i.e., povidone-iodine), undecoylium chloride iodine, nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanol-iodine complex, iodine complex with phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol, and iodine complex with ammonium ether sulfate/polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate.
  4. Iodine products that consist of organically bound iodine (a non-ionic complex) (e.g., iopamidol, iohexol, and amiodarone).

The DEA may, at any time, terminate or modify the exemption for any chemical mixture in this appendix. Details regarding such termination or modification may be found at 21 C.F.R. § 1310.12(e).

The DEA may also modify any part of the criteria for exemption upon evidence of diversion or attempted diversion. Details regarding such modification may be found at 21 C.F.R. § 1310.12(f).

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