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Chemical Handler's Manual

APPENDIX K – Special Surveillance List of Chemicals, Products, Materials, and Equipment Used in Illicit Production

The Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act of 1996 (MCA) makes it unlawful for any person to distribute a laboratory supply to a person who uses, or attempts to use, that laboratory supply to manufacture a controlled substance or a listed chemical, with reckless disregard for the illegal uses to which such laboratory supply will be put. Individuals who violate this provision are subject to a civil penalty of not more than $25,000; businesses which violate this provision are subject to a civil penalty of not more than $250,000. The term "laboratory supply" is defined as "a listed chemical or any chemical, substance, or item on a special surveillance list published by the Attorney General, which contains chemicals, products, materials, or equipment used in the manufacture of controlled substances and scheduled listed chemicals."

Special Surveillance List

All listed chemicals as specified in 21 C.F.R. § 1310.02 (a) or (b) or 21 U.S.C. § 802 (34) or (35). This includes all chemical mixtures and all over-the-counter (OTC) products and dietary supplements which contain a listed chemical, regardless of their dosage form or packaging and regardless of whether the chemical mixture, drug product or dietary supplement is exempt from regulatory controls.

Ammonia Gas
Ammonium Formate
1,1-Dichloro-1-fluoroethane (e.g., Freon 141B)
Diethylamine and its salts
2,5-Dimethoxyphenethylamine and its salts
Formic Acid
Hypophosphorous Acid
Lithium Metal
Lithium Aluminum Hydride
Magnesium Metal (Turnings)
Mercuric Chloride
Organomagnesium Halides (Grignard Reagents) (e.g., ethylmagnesium bromide and phenylmagnesium bromide)
Phenylethanolamine and its salts
Phosphorus Pentachloride
Potassium Dichromate
Pyridine and its salts
Red Phosphorus
Sodium Dichromate
Sodium Metal
Thionyl Chloride
Trichloromonofluoromethane (e.g., Freon-11, Carrene-2)
Trichlorotrifluoroethane (e.g., Freon 113)

Equipment: Hydrogenators, Tableting Machines, Encapsulating Machines, and 22 Liter Heating Mantels

Additional Information: The Special Surveillance List appeared as a Final Notice in the Federal Register on May 13, 1999. A Correction to the Final Notice appeared in the Federal Register on September 17, 1999.

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