Notification is required for all substances that are in quantity above 1 tonne per year. The Indian government will evaluate these notified chemical substances and use the information to decide whether to categorise a substance as a “Priority Substance” for which Registration is required.

Note: Polymers will be treated as substances.

During the Initial Notification Period, one year from the date the Rules come into force, manufacturers, importers and Authorized Representative (AR) should notify substance to the Indian Authority. The INP will be available for 180 days (6 month).

Chemical substances that are not notified during the Initial Notification Period would be considered as New Substances. All New Substances in quantities more than 1 tonne per year must be notified at least 60 days prior to the date on which they are placed in Indian Territory.

Notification Procedure:

  • The Priority substance unit will check with division and notifier for information and evaluate if the given substance falls under Priority substance category.
  • Submit Notification
  • Notification Certification along with Notification Number will be issued once the notified substance is evaluated by the Chemical Regulatory Division. See further information in schedule XVIII.
  • Annual Reporting is required for all notified substances (Submission deadline: 29th February / 1st March each year)

Information required for Notification Submission

  • Details of Notifiers
  • Substance identifiers
  • Impurities
  • Substance structural details & Spectra
  • Hazard Classification
  • Uses
  • Downstream Users
  • Tonnage
  • Max storage capacities
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS) (According to UN GHS Rev. 8)

Changes of information in Notification:

Annual update with paying fees (Schedule XIX) – mandatorily, no later than 60 days of the end of calendar year. 

Notification Fees:

Tonnage band of Substance MSME Large
1 – 10 TPA 10,000 ₹ 25,000 ₹
10 – 100 TPA​ 30,000 ₹ 75,000 ₹
100 – 1000 TPA​ 80,000 ₹ 200,000 ₹
> 1000 TPA​ 250,000 ₹ 600,000 ₹

Table: Notification Fee under CMSR

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