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Proposal for Regulatory Reform for Hard Surface Disinfectants

       

DISINFECTANTS BUSINESS IMPACT SURVEY
ON OPTIONS FOR A REVISED REGULATORY SCHEME COVERING HOSPITAL,
HOUSEHOLD AND COMMERCIAL GRADE DISINFECTANTS

Any submissions including the survey should be returned to NICNAS or TGA by 5:00 pm Thursday 10 December 2009.

 

A list of names of parties making submissions will be published on the TGA and NICNAS websites. All submissions will be placed on the TGA's and NICNAS’S websites. For submissions made by individuals, all personal details other than your name will be removed from your submission before it is published on the TGA's and NICNAS’s websites. Confidential material contained within submissions should be clearly marked. Reasons for a claim to confidentiality must be included below. Where possible confidential material will be redacted from information published on the TGA’s and NICNAS’S websites.

 

Name:    
Designation:    
Organisation:    
ABN:    
Address:    
Email:    
Phone:    
Fax:    
       
    I would like the comments I have provided to be kept confidential for the following reasons:  
     
       
    I am or represent:  
     
    If 'Business', how many employees?  
    If 'Other', please specify:  
       
   

OPTIONS:

  1. No change to current system, TGA continues to regulate disinfectants as
    it now does and no product classes are transferred to NICNAS
  2. All hospital grade product and products making specific claims regulated
    by TGA, all others regulated by NICNAS
 
       
1.   How many disinfectant products do you currently market?  
     
       
2.   What is the approximate volume of disinfectant products you manufacture
and/or import?
 
     
       
3.   How many of your disinfectant products would currently fall into the following
categories?
 
    TGA Registered:  
    TGA Listed:  
    TGA Exempt:  
       
4.   Including ingredients in colouring agents & fragrances, what is the total number
of individual ingredients in your disinfectant products under the following
categories:
 
    TGA Registered:  
    TGA Listed:  
    TGA Exempt:  
       
5.   How many ingredients in your disinfectant products are listed on AICS?  
     
       
6.   Is your business currently registered with NICNAS?  
   

   

 
       
7.   Are you: (check one or more boxes)  
    A manufacturer of disinfectant ingredients  
    An importer of disinfectant ingredients  
    An importer of disinfectant products  
    A manufacturer of disinfectant products  
       
8.   What is your approximate current compliance costs related to disinfectant
products?
 
    TGA Registered:  
    TGA Listed:  
    TGA Exempt:  
       
9.   What activities contribute to your compliance costs, eg regulatory obligations,
record keeping, etc?
 
     
       
10.   Please indicate whether you expect there to be any net change in compliance
costs for businesses from each option (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
11.   If you expect compliance costs will increase, would the increase in your total
operating costs be: (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
12.   If you expect compliance costs will decrease, would the decrease in your total
operating costs be: (please select from drop-down list)
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
13.  

If you expect compliance costs will change, describe what activities the change
in costs would be attributable to:

 
     
       
14.   Considering the options, do you think that any proposal would affect
competition and how? (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
15.   Considering the options, do you think that any proposal would affect the ability
of suppliers to compete and how? (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
16.   Considering the options, do you think that any proposal would affect the
number and range of suppliers and how? (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
17.   Do you consider that the proposals would make introduction of new disinfectant
products easier? (please select from drop-down list):
 
    Option 1:  
    Option 2:  
       
    Are there any other comments you wish to make regarding impacts of proposed
reforms on your business or on competition?
 
     
       
    Please provide an estimate of the time taken to complete this survey  
    hrs and mins