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The Chemical Weapons (Notification) Regulations 1996

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2.  In these Regulations—

“CAS registry number” means the Chemical Abstract Service registry number;

“discrete organic chemical” means any chemical belonging to the class of chemical compounds consisting of all compounds of carbon, except for its oxides, sulfides and metal carbonates, which is identifiable by chemical name, by structural formula, if known, and by a CAS registry number, if assigned, excluding any Schedule 1, 2 or 3 toxic chemical or precursor;

“consumption” of a chemical means its conversion into another chemical via a chemical reaction and “consume” and “consumed” shall be construed accordingly;

“plant” means any premises containing one or more units;

“plant site” means an area containing one or more plants all of which are under the same operational control;

“premises” has the meaning given to it by section 10(3) of the Chemical Weapons Act 1996;

“processing” of a chemical means a physical process, such as formulation, extraction or purification, not involving the conversion of a chemical into another chemical, and “process” and “processed” shall be construed accordingly;

“production” of a chemical means its formation through chemical reaction and “produce” and “produced” shall be construed accordingly;

“PSF-chemical” means a discrete organic chemical containing the elements phosphorus, sulfur or fluorine;

“Schedule 1” means Schedule 1 to the annex on chemicals to the Convention;

“Schedule 1 toxic chemical or precursor” means a toxic chemical or precursor listed in Schedule 1;

“Schedule 2” means Schedule 2 to the annex on chemicals to the Convention, which Schedule is set out for ease of reference in Part I of the Schedule hereto;

“Schedule 2 toxic chemical or precursor” means a toxic chemical or precursor listed in Schedule 2;

“Schedule 3” means Schedule 3 to the annex on chemicals to the Convention, which Schedule is set out for ease of reference in Part II of the Schedule hereto;

“Schedule 3 toxic chemical or precursor” means a toxic chemical or precursor listed in Schedule 3;

“synthesis” means the production of a chemical other than through the biological process of fermentation;

“tonne” means 1,000kg; and

“unit” means any equipment and/or machinery necessary for the production, processing or consumption of a chemical.

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