GEMTEK Products LLC has completed the HOCNF application for SC-1000 and has recently been added to the List of Registered Products: http://www.cefas.defra.gov.uk/industry-information/offshore-chemical-notification-scheme.aspx
About CEFAS - the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science - makes an important contribution to securing healthy and sustainable marine and freshwater environments so that current and future generations can prosper.
Our vision is to make a real difference for society, as recognised leaders in marine and aquatic science.
As the UK's most diverse applied marine science centre, we help to shape and implement policy through our internationally renowned science and collaborative relationships that span the EU, UK government, non-governmental organisations, research centres and industry.
Our work takes us from freshwater to open ocean, and includes both wild and farmed fish. Our influence and leadership spans a wide spectrum of issues, including:
- Climate change impacts and adaptation
- Marine planning and environmental licensing
- Sustainable fisheries management
- Marine biodiversity and habitats
- Fish and shellfish health and hygiene
- Emergency response
We support this by collecting, managing and interpreting environmental, biodiversity and fisheries data.
The Offshore Chemical Notification Scheme (OCNS) manages chemical use and discharge by the UK and Netherlands offshore petroleum industries. The scheme is regulated in the UK by the Department of Energy and Climate Change using scientific and environmental advance from CEFAS and Marine Scotland. In the Netherlands the scheme is regulated by the State Supervision of Mines with scientific and environmental advance from CEFAS and Netherlands government agencies.
The OCNS uses the OSPAR Harmonised Mandatory Control Scheme development through the OSPAR Decision 2000/2 on a Harmonised Mandatory Control System for the Use and Discharge of Offshore Chemicals (as amended by OSPAR Decision 2005/1) and its supporting Recommendations. This ranks chemical products according to Hazard Quotient (HQ), calculated using the Chemical Hazard and Rish Management (CHARM) model.