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IMAP Assessments - Tranche Three

NICNAS is giving interested parties opportunity to comment on the assessment outcomes of the third tranche of IMAP assessments within six weeks of their initial publication. The public comment period ends at close of business on 28 June 2013 (this takes into account public holidays). Comments are sought where information that has potential to affect the outcome of an assessment has not been considered in the assessment. Specifically for this tranche, for the chemicals listed in Table 1, NICNAS is seeking information from any party, particularly companies introducing products with biocidal ingredients, which identifies industrial uses. Comments provided should be evidence-based and the relevance of submitted information should be highlighted. You should submit your comments via the following form. The form provides guidance regarding the submission of public comments.


Tier I – Human health and environment assessments (excluded use only


The chemicals listed in Table 1 are chemicals for which the uses identified are considered excluded under the Industrial Chemicals (Notification and Assessment) Act (1989) and are assessed as posing no unreasonable risk on the basis that there is no exposure to humans or the environment from industrial uses in Australia. It is important to note that some of these chemicals may be also governed in Australia by other legislation or Australia’s commitment under international treaties. Controls on their production, import, export, use and disposal may apply.


Tier I – Human health assessments


The chemicals listed in Table 2 are not considered to pose an unreasonable risk to the health of workers and public health on the basis of the Tier I assessment (high throughput assessments).


The Tier I assessment takes into account both potential human health hazard and exposure. As such, Table 2 includes hazardous chemicals and therefore all requirements under workplace health and safety and poisons legislation as adopted by the relevant state or territory should be met to minimise risk.


Table 2 (which is the Tier I assessment output) contains the key information used in the Tier I assessment to determine the potential for exposure (exposure band), including the highest use category that has been considered. More information on exposure bands and use categories is provided in the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) Framework document.

Tier II – Human Health Assessments


The chemicals listed in Table 3 have been assessed at Tier II (individual chemical evaluation) because the Tier I assessment indicated that it needed further investigation. The Tier II assessment report for each chemical can be accessed by clicking on the hyperlink (Chemical CAS Registry Number) in the table.


Tier I – Environment Assessments


The chemicals listed in Table 4 are not considered to pose an unreasonable risk to the environment from their industrial use on the basis of the Tier I assessment (high throughput assessments). More information on the environment risk characterisation approach is provided in the Inventory Multi-tiered Assessment and Prioritisation (IMAP) Frameworkdocument.

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