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National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme

Proposal for Regulatory Reform of Industrial Nanomaterials

       

Business Impact Survey

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Name:    
Organisation:    
Email:    
       
    I would like the comments I have provided to be kept confidential for the following reasons:  
     
       
    Business in the chemical industry (please select sector)  
     
    If 'Other', please specify:  
       
1.   Are you...? (Tick all that apply)  
    A manufacturer of nanomaterials  
    An importer of nanomaterials  
    An importer of products containing nanomaterials  
       
2.   Is your business currently registered with NICNAS?  
   

   

 
       
3.   If yes, what NICNAS tier do you register under?  
    Teir 1  
    Teir 2  
    Teir 3  
       
4.   How many substances that you import or manufacture would be classified as an industrial nanomaterial, or classified as containing nanomaterials, according to the definition supplied in the Public Discussion Paper?  
     
       
    What type of nanomaterials are these, and what is their intended application?  
     
       
RE:  

Impact of regulation of nano-forms of new chemicals (Section 3a of the Discussion Paper):

 
       
5.   If interested in manufacturing or importing a nanoform of new chemical would you introduce under a NICNAS exemption category? If so, under which of the following exemption categories?  
    Low Volume or <1% cosmetic  
    Transhipment  
    Research and Development  
       
6.   If interested in manufacturing or importing a nanoform of new chemical would you apply for a permit or certificate for that substance?  
   



 
    Why?  
     
       
7.   If in industry, would removal of the self-assessment certificate category affect your business?  
   



 
   

If so – how?

 
     
       
8.   Would the proposed changes (in 3a of the Discussion Paper) to the current regulatory framework negatively impact on your ability to import/manufacture a nanoform of new chemical?  
   



 
    Explain the impact of these changes on your business:  
     
       
Re:  

Impact of regulation of nano-forms of existing chemicals (Section 3b of the Discussion Paper):

 
       
9.   If you are manufacturing or importing a nanoform of an existing chemical or importing a product that contains a nanoform of an existing chemical, how many (and what types of) substances would you be required to report under a one-off use specific reporting scheme?  
     
       
10.   Would this incur an unacceptable regulatory burden on your operating costs?  
   


 
    How much would you expect this to cost?  
     
       
11.   Is a mandatory notification and assessment program for nanoforms of existing chemicals feasible?  
   



 
    Why?  
     
       
12.   Would the types of data (shown in flow chart of Attachment 7 of the Discussion Paper) be available for you to serve these requirements?  
   



 
    If No, Why?  
     
       
13.   Would the proposed changes (in 3b of the Discussion Paper) to the current regulatory framework negatively impact on your ability to import/manufacture a nanoform of an existing chemical?  
   



 
    Explain the impact of these changes on your business:  
     
       
   

General impacts

 
       
14.   Do you think that these proposals would affect competition?  
   



 
   

If yes, then which ones in particular?

 
     
       
15   If yes to Q15, would this increase or decrease competition?  
   



 
   

Why?

 
     
       
16.   Will these proposals affect consumers?  
   



 
   

If yes, then how?