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Laws and regulations governing beryllium copper alloy and beryllium

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NGK Insulators, Ltd. supplies high performance copper alloys with the aim of raising levels of reliability as well as reducing the weight and size of its products that incorporate these alloys. Beryllium copper alloys, as they contain beryllium, are subject to laws and regulations due to concerns related to the environment and health. Presented below is a summary of overseas and domestic laws and regulations governing beryllium copper alloy and beryllium.

Types of laws and regulations

Laws and regulations governing use in products

Laws and regulations governing products containing beryllium and their regulated substances

Beryllium copper alloy Beryllium
RoHS directive (EU) not regulated not regulated
ELV directive (EU) not regulated not regulated
Act on the Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources (Japan) not regulated not regulated

Laws and regulations governing chemical substances

Laws and regulations governing beryllium as a chemical substance and their regulated substances

Beryllium copper alloy Beryllium
REACH (EU) not regulated not regulated
PRTR system under the Act on Confirmation, etc. of Release Amounts of Specific Chemical Substances in the Environment and Promotion of Improvements to the Management Thereof (Japan) Constituents Class I designated chemical substances
Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc. (Japan) not regulated not regulated

Laws and regulations governing the environment in general (Japan)

Laws and regulations governing beryllium and associated products in relation to environment

Beryllium copper alloy Beryllium
Air Pollution Control Act Priority hazardous air pollutants Priority hazardous air pollutants
Water Pollution Control Law not regulated not regulated
Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act not regulated not regulated
Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law not regulated not regulated

Regulation by the Industrial Safety and Health Act

Laws and regulations governing beryllium and associated products pursuant to the Industrial Safety and Health Act

Beryllium copper alloy Beryllium
Ordinance on Prevention of Hazards due to Specified Chemical Substances not regulated Category 1 substances