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More Information on ECP Review

More detailed information relating to the Existing Chemicals Program (ECP) Review is available in a series of documents which can be accessed through the following links:

  1. Regular updates on progress of the ECP Review include:
  2. The terms of reference and membership of the Implementation Steering Group of government, industry and community representatives, which guides the Review (assisted by technical experts who advise on the more complex and technical recommendations):
  3. The 2006 final report containing the recommendations of the ECP Review, along with the 2007 implementation strategy:
    1. Promoting Safer Chemical Use: Towards better regulation of chemicals in Australia (Final Report and Recommendations) (PPDF 685 Kb) - December 2006);
    2. Strategy for Implementing: Recommendations Arising from the Review of the Existing Chemicals Program
      (PDF 354Kb) - July 2007).

  4. A summary of the present ECP, with reference to provisions in the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 – the Act under which NICNAS operates:
    1. Background Paper 5 - Existing Chemicals Review: Summary of the Requirements of the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act 1989 with Regard to the Existing Chemicals Program
      (PDF 335Kb) - January 2004.

  5. The evaluation report on the ECP Review national public engagement strategy that was part of the Review process, prepared by Community Engagement Forum members Ms Jane Bremmer and Dr Liz Hanna:
    1. Existing Chemicals Review National Public Engagement Strategy – Summary and Evaluation report
      (PDF 335Kb) - December 2009.

Further information about the Reforms to the Existing Chemicals Program may also be obtained from NICNAS’s Existing Chemicals Team and Reform Team.

 

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