Section 26 formal determination
If you are unsure whether your substance is hazardous or is covered by an existing approval you can apply for a formal determination.
Anyone can ask the EPA to make a formal (statutory) determination for a substance.
In a section 26 determination the EPA may determine one or more of the following:
The determination is recorded on our HSNO Applications Register.
To apply for a formal determination, complete the Section 26 Determination application form and send it to us.
Application form for section 26 determination applications.
Confidential appendix for all Hazardous Substances applications.
View the fees and charges for Hazardous Substances applications.
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