Participating Databases

New Zealand Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Chemical Classification Information Database Go to external website



Type of information that can be found via eChemPortal:

National GHS classifications, Industrial chemicals (for some entries) and Pesticides (for some entries).

General information:

The CCID is a database of chemicals classified by the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) in accordance with the classification criteria specified in the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001. These regulations, under the New Zealand Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO), are based on the UN Globally Harmonised System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Hazard information:

Classifications are provided for both the physical hazards (explosiveness, flammability, oxidising capacity, metal corrosiveness) and biological hazards (toxicity, biological corrosiveness and ecotoxicity) of a chemical in accordance with the GHS based HSNO classification criteria.

The HSNO hazard classifications, specified in the Hazardous Substances (Classification) Regulations 2001, are represented by numbers (identifying the class and subclass of hazard), a letter (ranking the hazard) and an associated hazard phrase. For example: 3.1C Flammable liquids: Medium hazard. In general, these HSNO classifications correlate to GHS classification categories.

Search capabilities:

The CCID database can be searched by CAS number or chemical name.

Maintenance:

New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)

Peer review:

Some substances have been classified against the criteria from data obtained from international peer reviewed sources. In other cases substances have been classified by conversion from assigned R phrases. The assignment of classifications has been internally peer reviewed within the New Zealand EPA.

 



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