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Welcome to the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme - NICNAS

The Australian Government regulator of industrial chemicals

Our mission is the integrated regulation of industrial chemicals for the protection of human health and the environment through scientific excellence and regulatory efficiency to deliver the safe and sustainable use of chemicals.

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Latest News

Better Regulation of Industrial Chemicals

A Better Regulation Ministerial Partnership between the Minister for Finance and Deregulation and the Minister for Health and Ageing has been established to evaluate and make recommendations on the regulatory settings for the notification, assessment and regulation of industrial chemicals.

Added 12 September 2011
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NICNAS Chemical Gazette - September 2011

Added 06 September 2011
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Diethyl Phthalate (DEP) - Release of Draft Public Health Risk Assessment Report for Public Comment

The draft Priority Existing Chemical (PEC) assessment report for DEP is now available for public comment. The public comment period closes on 04 October 2011. More information can be found on the Consultations page, under the heading 'Open Consultations'.

Added 06 September 2011
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Extended Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with New Zealand

As a result of the permanent exemption given to industrial chemicals under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement the MoU with the Environmental Risk Management Authority of New Zealand (ERMA) has been reviewed and a new co-operative workplan established.

25 August 2011
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Voluntary Call for Information on Chemicals - Potential Security Concern - closes 13 September 2011

Added 02 August 2011

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Training and Awareness Outreach - Darwin, Adelaide & Perth
Added 02 August 2011

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Customs Brokers Seminars Darwin & Perth-"Understanding NICNAS Obligations"

Added 02 August 2011
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NICNAS Cost Recovery Information update including Principles and Practices Manual

Added 07 June 2011
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Australia and European Union Cooperate on Industrial Chemicals Safety

Added 24 May 2011
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Reforming NICNAS's Existing Chemicals Program

Added 10 May 2011
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