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supremetwo
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« on: April 03, 2018, 10:25:13 PM »

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2018/451/regulation/2/made

The Poisons Act 1972 (Explosives Precursors) (Amendment) Regulations 201

Citation, commencement and interpretation
1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Poisons Act 1972 (Explosives Precursors) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (3) and (4), these Regulations come into force on 1st May 2018.

(3) Regulation 2(1) and (2)(a) comes into force on 1st July 2018 for the purposes of—

(a)the offence, by virtue of section 3(1) and (2)(a) of the Act, of importing a regulated substance(1);
(b)the offence, by virtue of section 3(1) and (2)(b) of the Act, of acquiring a regulated substance, and
(c)the offences under section 3A(1), (3) and (4) of the Act, relating to supply of regulated substances(2).

(4) Regulation 2(1) and (2)(a) comes into force on 1st November 2018 for the purposes of—

(a)the offence, by virtue of section 3(1) and (2)(c) of the Act, of possessing a regulated substance, and
(b)the offence, by virtue of section 3(1) and (2)(d) of the Act, of using a regulated substance.
(5) In these Regulations, “the Act” means the Poisons Act 1972.

Amendments to Schedule 1A to the Act

2.—(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 1A to the Act (regulated explosives precursors)(1)—

(a)in column 1 of the table, at the end, insert—
“Sulfuric acid (CAS RN 7664-93-9)”;
(b)in column 2 of the table, at the end, insert—
“15% w/w”.

More here:-
https://apcpure.com/product/sulphuric_acid_32_battery_acid

It is now a criminal offence to attempt to purchase or to possess this product without holding a license.
Sales to Limited Companies are not affected.


The 15% w/w is a lower strength than before and could affect those of you that have lead/acid.
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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:43:00 AM »

A better understanding of the new rules and the process needed to be allowed to purchase Sulfuric acid can be found here

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/licensing-for-home-users-of-explosives-precursors/licensing-for-home-users-of-poisons-and-explosive-precursors

So it is now an offence for a member of the public to acquire or import Sulfuric acid without holding a valid EPP licence issued by the Home Office. I guess all car owners now need to get a licence before they purchase their next car or car battery. Let alone anyone with a large set of traction batteries.
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 05:46:08 AM »

Good Morning All,

A fair number of batteries which I've purchased in the past for bench use testing desulfators have been ordered and supplied dry with the acid added when required by me as the end user.

Batteries I've bought for my tracker have been supplied dry with acid separate.

I purchase dry period batteries for my classic vehicles.

I'm glad I am a limited company as this should allow me to 'bypass' the legislation?Huh

Regards

Richard
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