by Brittany Tofinchio Palmer
The State Administration of Work Safety is currently working with the Ministry of Environment to draft a new chemical safety law in response to the Tianjin explosion. The law, currently referred to as the Toxic and Hazardous Substances Control Law is expected to do the following:
The plan is to either repeal and replace Decree 591 on the Safe Management of Hazardous Chemicals, or recast the Decree as an implementing regulation under the new law after it is issued. While no public draft is available at this time, the first formal draft is expected by the end of the year.