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A PROPOSAL TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO INFORMATION ON ASSESSED CHEMICALS TO BETTER INFORM SECONDARY NOTIFICATION OBLIGATIONS

NICNAS is consulting on a proposal to provide introducers of NICNAS assessed chemicals with improved access to information to better allow them to determine when a significant change in circumstances occurs in how they introduce a chemical compared to the original assessment.

 

This will assist introducers to more readily fulfil their obligation to notify the Director of NICNAS of these changed circumstances, and will assist NICNAS in ensuring that its assessment of the risks posed by chemicals is kept up-to-date.

 

THE PROPOSAL

 

The NICNAS proposal which combines three separate measures:

  • A short term measure to add a statement to the AICS record of new assessed chemical that secondary notification conditions may apply, consistent with the statement currently used on the AICS record of assessed existing chemicals; and
  • A medium term measure to directly link the public assessment report to the AICS record where confidentiality of information in the assessment report is not of concern; and
  • Where confidentiality is an issue, as a longer term measure, to provide coded information from the assessment report in the AICS record, with guidance that the introducer should seek further details from NICNAS.

Post Assessment Obligations Discussion Paper (PDF PDF Icon 192 kb)

 

STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION

Closing Date: 29 February 2012

 

NICNAS is seeking written submissions on the proposal to improve access to information on assessed chemicals to better inform secondary notification obligations.

 

Please submit your feedback, along with the
Consultation Submission Form
(RTF RTF Icon 54 kb) , to:

 

Dr Bill Diver
Reform Section
NICNAS
Phone 02 8577 8862
Fax: 02 8577 8888

 

e-mail: bill.diver@nicnas.gov.au
Submissions should be received by 29 February 2012.

 

Note: All submissions will be published on the NICNAS website. If you wish to have material exempt from publication, you must provide a reason for claiming confidentiality and clearly mark any confidential material contained within your submission.

 

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