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Scheduling delegate's interim decisions and invitation for further comment: ACCS/ACMS, July 2016

Scheduling medicines and poisons

15 September 2016

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Summary

Part A - Interim decisions on scheduling proposals referred to an advisory committee (July 2016)

2. Joint meeting of the Advisory Committees on Chemicals and Medicines Scheduling (ACCS/ACMS#13)

Summary of delegate's interim decisions
Substance Interim decision
Geraniol and related compounds

Schedule 6 - New Entry

3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL and its isomers except in products containing 5 per cent or less 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadien-1-ol and its isomers.

Index - New Entry

3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL

cross reference: GERANIOL, NEROL, CITROL

Schedule 6

Appendix E, Part 2

Appendix F, Part 3

Appendix E - 3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL

Standard statements: A [for advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (e.g. phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor (at once)], E1 (if in eyes wash out immediately with water), S1 (if skin or hair contact occurs, remove contaminated clothing and flush skin and hair with running water).

Appendix F - 3,7-DIMETHYL-2,6-OCTADIEN-1-OL

Warning statement: 5 (irritant).

Safety directions: 1 (avoid contact with eyes), 4 (avoid contact with skin).

Proposed implementation date: 1 June 2017

Hexachlorophene

Schedule 6 - Amend Entry

HEXACHLOROPHENE:

  1. in preparations for the treatment of animals; or
  2. for cosmetic use.

Schedule 2 - Amend Entry

HEXACHLOROPHENE in preparations for human use containing 3 per cent or less of hexachlorophene except:

  1. in preparations containing 0.75 per cent or less of hexachlorophene; or
  2. in preparations for use on infants, as specified in Schedule 4; or
  3. when separately specified in these Schedules.

Proposed implementation date: 1 February 2017

Phenol

Schedule 6 - Amend Entry

PHENOL, including cresols and xylenols and any other homologue of phenol boiling below 220°C, except:

  1. when separately specified in these Schedules; or
  2. in preparations containing 1 per cent or less of phenols, and in preparations containing 3 per cent or less of cresols and xylenols and other homologues of phenol.

Schedule 5 - Amend Entry

PHENOL, including cresols and xylenols and any other homologue of phenol boiling below 220°C, when in animal feed additives containing 15 per cent or less of such substances, except in preparations containing 1 per cent or less of phenol and in preparations containing 3 per cent or less of cresols and xylenols and other homologues of phenol.

Schedule 2 - Amend Entry

PHENOL, or any homologue boiling below 220°C for human therapeutic use, except:

  1. when included in Schedule 4; or
  2. in preparations for external use containing 1 per cent or less of phenol and in preparations for external use containing 3 per cent or less of cresols and xylenols and other homologues of phenol.

Appendix E - PHENOL when included in Schedule 6.

Standard statements: A [for advice, contact a Poisons Information Centre (e.g. phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800 764 766) or a doctor (at once)], E1 (if in eyes wash out immediately with water).

Warning statements: 3 (corrosive liquid), 51 (irritant to skin, eyes, mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract).

Appendix F - PHENOL when included in Schedule 6.

Safety directions: 2 (attacks eyes - protect eyes when using), 4 (avoid contact with skin), 8 (avoid breathing dust (or) vapour (or) spray mist).

The committee advised an implementation date of 1 February 2017.

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